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  • Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant

    Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant
    SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego State University engineering professor working to make large-scale solar energy generation more efficient was awarded a $3.9 million federal grant, the school announced Tuesday. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's...
  • Trip Wire: Charging ahead, pocket engine, trash-strapped

    Trip Wire: Charging ahead, pocket engine, trash-strapped
    As you're checking out electric bicycles for Bike to Work Week, take a side trip to follow this week's green vehicle news from across the Web: US added about 180 charging stations in May: Good news for plug-in owners -- according to the U.S....
  • Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use

    Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use
    Are motorsports a proving ground for fuel savings and cleaner air? Fewer pit stops would mean faster overall times. But hairpin turns on high-speed straightaways don’t sound economical or clean. For the past several years, though, tire maker...
  • Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes

    Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes
    Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money. According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...
  • Ethanol race cars have power to burn

    Ethanol race cars have power to burn
    Cars competing in the 10-race 2013 American Le Mans Series are, with one exception, using E10 or E85 fuel. But it’s not exactly the ethanol consumers find at their favorite filling stations. “These fuels have 100 octane ratings,”...
  • Energy event looking for speakers

    Speakers and exhibitors are needed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO. The Irvine-based Orange County Great Park has been selected to host the October event, which will be organized outside Washington, D.C., for the first...
  • Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow

    Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow
    NEW YORK -- The outward signs of recovery were everywhere Monday across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened, and limited train and ferry service up and running....
  • Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research

    Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research
    Purdue University is helping develop a new form of biofuel. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $5 million to a team of researchers Wednesday. The researchers are working to develop a plant that could produce a substance that can directly be used as...
  • Tesla share jump on cryptic tweet by Elon Musk

    No stranger to leveraging his Twitter presence to maximize attention for his electric car company, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk sent his company's stock up 2.5% on Monday with a single, cryptic tweet. "Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement...
  • Great Park to start charging for rides

    Great Park to start charging for rides
    The Orange County Great Park once again raised the Irvine's City Council's hackles. The carousel and balloon rides starred prominently at Tuesday's meeting, as did the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. These items, pulled from the meeting's...
  • Backers of American Latino national museum push bill in Congress

    Backers of American Latino national museum push bill in Congress
    Congressional backers of a proposed Smithsonian-affiliated museum devoted to the history and culture of American Latinos didn't succeed the first time around, so they're trying again. The bipartisan bills resubmitted Friday in the U.S. House and...
  • A vision for Irvine's future

    Safety, education, a city library and local business were the linchpins of Irvine Mayor Steven S. Choi's first State of the City address Tuesday. Choi, flanked by the rest of the council, started by offering his condolences to the victims of former...