| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 2:42 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Last Thursday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched a new facility designed to develop and harmonize interoperability between electric vehicles and the electric charging...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Vehicle maintenance schedules vary on how often the air filter should be changed. On most Chevrolet engines, for example, the recommended interval is every 45,000 miles, but Ford says it should be done every 30,000 miles on many of its......
| 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.
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 10:44 AM
A new petition for plug-in vehicles aims to quick-charge support for a national quick-charging infrastructure sponsored by the government.
The petition created on the White House website contends that fast-charging stations need to be placed at 50-...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:19 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
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...
| 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,&...
| 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 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...