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  • Dam the drip

    Dam the drip
    Americans use almost 100 gallons of water per day per person — where they're allowed to. More jurisdictions now impose limits on lawn watering, pool filling and sometimes even car washing. Then there are government programs restricting water use...
  • State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'

    State Program May Lighten Electric Vehicle 'Range Anxiety'
    Ruben Flores and Maria Llanos are looking for an electric vehicle. While the couple is sold on the idea of a vehicle with a smaller carbon footprint, there are two main reasons they haven't purchased yet: they want to wait until they own a home so...
  • Tesla Repays Government Loan

     
    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has repaid in full a U.S. Department of Energy loan, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. Tesla said the $451.8 million wired today represented the balance, plus interest, of a $465 million loan awarded in......
  • Student designs push smart-home technology into the app era

    Student designs push smart-home technology into the app era
    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. Almost every...
  • UNLV solar house wins for market appeal, Norwich most affordable

    UNLV solar house wins for market appeal, Norwich most affordable
    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...
  • 2013 Honda Fit: Car Stories

    2013 Honda Fit: Car Stories
    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...
  • UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries

    UCF grad's idea could rev up consumer batteries
    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...
  • Santa Ana winds temporarily close sections of Solar Decathlon

    Santa Ana winds temporarily close sections of Solar Decathlon
    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...
  • 2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil

    2 L.A. City Council members propose ban on fracking for oil
    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...
  • Bio-fuels winning on the race track

    Bio-fuels winning on the race track
    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,&...
  • Window treatments save money

    Window treatments save money
    Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
  • Electric-vehicle fast chargers slow to adapt

    Electric-vehicle fast chargers slow to adapt
    The most enduring concern in the electrified vehicle market is range anxiety, which is the worry that an electric car will die before the driver reaches her destination. As battery costs drop and battery range increases, car makers are addressing a bigger...