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  • Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared

    Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared
    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...
  • 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...
  • U.S., Europe launch center for smart grids and plug-in vehicles

    U.S., Europe launch center for smart grids and plug-in vehicles
    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...
  • How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?

     
    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......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Plug-in car owners petition for fast-charging infrastructure

    Plug-in car owners petition for fast-charging infrastructure
    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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,&...
  • 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...
  • 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...