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Energy Saving

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  • 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 NiƱo...
  • 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,...
  • Civic Center saves thousands through energy efficiency

    Civic Center saves thousands through energy efficiency
    Despite protests that the city of Newport Beach spent too much on its newly erected Civic Center, city officials are saying some respite may be in sight, especially in terms of energy savings. The City Council recently received a one-time check for...
  • Park lighting debate splits council

    Let there be light — or not? A proposal to add lighting to existing and planned parking lots at Fairview Park is coming up for Costa Mesa City Council approval Tuesday — and, potentially, additional debate — as part of the city's $131....
  • A little bit country

    A little bit country
    When Kathy Anderson graduated from college, she left her parents' house for good. Turns out, though, she didn't move very far. Anderson, 62, spent the rest of her life in a little house next to her childhood home on her family's 1.24-acre property...
  • Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation

    Solar Decathlon in Irvine: Sunny, with a 100% chance of participation
    Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root. There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S.,...
  • Street changes aim to save water

    Costa Mesa recently received grant money that will fund water-conservation changes to portions of Harbor Boulevard and in Brentwood Park. The $88,763 from the Municipal Water District of Orange County is part of an incentive program that aims to reduce...
  • 4 O.C. colleges to participate in Solar Decathlon

    UC Irvine is among four Orange County campuses chosen to participate in the 2015 Solar Decathlon hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The event, to be held in fall 2015 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, will have participants "designing and...
  • Commentary: We cannot afford leaders who deny climate change

    During my 30 years of teaching management at the American Management Assns. and USC, I often exposed students to a business challenge referred to as "marketing myopia." I started with the story of the buggy-whip manufacturers, along with the railroads,...
  • Biz News: OCC names new marketing and PR director

    Orange Coast College has a new director of marketing and public relations. Juan Gutierrez will serve as public information officer, overseeing marketing, student recruitment, media relations and media publications. "I am excited to be part of the...
  • Steinberg: Sports can make change

    Climate change is under way in a harmful and dramatic way. Did you know sports can be part of the solution? Melting ice caps, rising oceans, hurricanes and tornadoes, the science and evidence is indisputable. As fossil fuel, water and other resources...
  • Alternative fuel finally gaining foothold in O.C.

    As General Motors, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and other major automobile manufacturers prepare to bring hydrogen cars to market by 2015, the availability and sustainability of the hydrogen fuel to power them remains an issue. Later this month, what is...