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Energy Saving

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  • Mailbag: Here's one way to save water – grow a beard, guys

    Back in the 1870s, when my grandfather served in the Assembly, most men had beards. Ditto my baby boomer friends during the Vietnam War. . I think it's time to bring back the beard. It's one way men, from the beach to the boardroom, can do their part...
  • Water agencies not yet sure about cutbacks

    Water agencies not yet sure about cutbacks
    Local water agencies have reported a moderate reduction in water use in recent months and are awaiting directives from state officials on how much more cutting back they'll need to do before fines are levied. Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water...
  • Commentary: Battling climate change begins at home

    When it comes to climate change, most of us look at gridlocked Washington, or read about the science wars, and think, what can one individual do? The answer, increasingly and surprisingly, is that individuals are already making a difference — in...
  • Commentary: Next energy-efficiency duty: Cities must become 'smart'

    "Green buildings" are popping up everywhere, California schools are getting more efficient and installers of home solar panels are multiplying. What's the next frontier? Our cities. The new catch phrase in the energy community is "smart city." Truly...
  • Commentary: Newport Beach has much to be proud of and to look forward to

    The year is almost complete and 2015 weighs on the horizon. I am proud of the Newport Beach City Council's accomplishments in 2014 and look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues in 2015. Here's what I see as a review of the council's work in...
  • Student project a triumph for O.C.

    Student project a triumph for O.C.
    Alex McDonald's road to graduate school started with a grant and a desire to build a solar-powered house. The 30-year-old first approached UC Irvine with his idea for Casa Del Sol, a sustainable, drought-resistant home inspired by California's state...
  • Around Town: Kids' inventions on display at Irvine Valley College contest

    Around Town: Kids' inventions on display at Irvine Valley College contest
    More than 450 young inventors in kindergarten through eighth grade will vie for awards and more than $10,000 in cash prizes Saturday in the 28th annual Irvine Valley College "Astounding Inventions" competition. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in...
  • Commentary: Measure Y would prevent traffic spikes in our neighborhoods

    By Tony Petros My name is Tony Petros. I am a Newport Beach city councilman, but my occupation is a transportation planner. For the past 30 years, I have worked on mobility projects as close as Costa Mesa and as far away as the Middle East. Along the...
  • Commentary: Making life better for families will heal fractured city

    Commentary: Making life better for families will heal fractured city
    Make Costa Mesa better for families. In all my public service in Costa Mesa — through five years on the Planning Commission, six years on the City Council and nearly four years on the school board — this has been my goal, the bedrock of my...
  • Sierra Club: UCI top green campus

    UC Irvine placed first in Sierra Club's annual ranking of green campuses nationwide, the university announced Tuesday. UCI's most recent accolade marks the fifth consecutive year that the university has been included in the top 10 greenest campuses...
  • Commentary: Newport gets kudos for water conservation but must do more

    Remarkably, Newport Beach's water use between 2007 and 2013 was reduced an admirable 29% from 257 gallons per day per person to 190 gallons per day. Still, our distressing drought continues, and there is only a glimmer of hope that a possible El Niņo...
  • Solar panels coming to most Newport-Mesa schools

    In an attempt to rein in energy costs, schools across the Newport-Mesa Unified district will begin using solar energy as early as next fall. The school board voted 6-0 on Tuesday to approve a resolution to install solar panels at almost all elementary,...