| Nov 18, 2013
When Smithfield resident Lehan Crane was looking to build a house of his own, he knew he wanted as many green technologies as possible — LED lighting, foam insulation in the walls, high-efficiency windows, a Southern aspect for solar panels.
| Jan 21, 2014
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds.
Information from weather services,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
As experts largely predicted, car shoppers shook off any hesitation from the federal government shutdown and bought enough new cars in the second half of October to drive the auto industry up about 11 percent by Halloween, judging by numbers......
| Nov 4, 2013
| 8:54 PM
California will fall short of its goal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by midcentury unless it adopts aggressive policies to fight climate change, a new report says.
The state is still on track to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Solar Decathlon, the U.S. Department of Energy biennial student competition to design and build modern sustainable houses, was forced to close temporarily on Friday because of the Santa Ana winds whipping through the competition site at the Great Park...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Brandon Lojewski's mad-scientist routine began quietly in a college engineering lab in Orlando.
Four years later, the 25-year-old's project at UCF has morphed into a high-tech-startup business that could play a key role in revving up battery power in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:32 AM
We hear from automakers, industry experts and auto writers all the time. In Car Stories, we want to hear from the people that matter most to the auto industry: The drivers. Just like every house has its own smell, every car has its own story.Writer Deb...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The University of Nevada Las Vegas won the market appeal contest Thursday at the 2013 Solar Decathlon, edging out Vienna University of Technology, Stanford and Czech Technical University in one key phase of the 19-team competition to build the sustainable...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.
Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
While showing flickers of promise, smart homes -- residences that digitally monitor and regulate energy use and technology in the house -- have yet to take off in the U.S. But at the Solar Decathlon in Irvine, they're everywhere.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:19 AM
Competing in the Prototype 1 Class in the 2013 American Le Mans Series, the Lola-Mazda-powered Dyson team car is putting a bio-isobutanol/gasoline blend to the test. And the renewable bio-fuel is coming up a winner.
“Isobutanol is a drop-in fuel,&...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A home charging system is the best way to ensure reliable access to charging power. A home charger uses a 240-volt circuit, the type used for clothes dryers. The standard 120-volt circuit can be used as well, but will as much as double the recharging...