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Energy Saving

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Top Energy Saving Articles

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  • Irvine Unified School District goes solar

    The Irvine Unified School District has unveiled a 7,300-panel solar project spread across 15 buildings. The venture is expected to save the district $8 million to $10 million over 20 years. The district held a dedication ceremony Wednesday morning at...
  • Green Team saves school thousands

    Green Team saves school thousands
    NEWPORT BEACH — Mariners Elementary School's effort to lower electricity use by turning off lights and unplugging unused gadgets has resulted in lower electricity consumption — and bills. The Newport Beach school is one of 14 in the Newport-...
  • Solar power company expands into Irvine

    Irvine just got a little more solar-friendly. Sullivan Solar Power, a San Diego-based solar system provider, opened a new location at 18 Technology Drive last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and electric car demonstrations. The business chose to...
  • 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...
  • Kids paint reminder to conserve

    Kids paint reminder to conserve
    Despite dark gray rain clouds threatening to let loose Monday morning, students and adults kept painting a colorful mural on the side of a portable classroom facing the playground at College Park Elementary School. The mural at the Costa Mesa campus...
  • UCI researcher urges better use of repurposed water

    A recent article by a UC Irvine researcher argues that more of the water that normally runs off into storm drains should be repurposed and used to water plants and flush toilets. Lead author Stanley Grant said so-called graywater and wastewater from...
  • Schools to receive lighting upgrades

    Local schools will receive almost $1 million in free upgrades starting next week, thanks to the state Public Utilities Commission. The Newport-Mesa Unified School District approved an agreement Tuesday with Southern California Edison to be a part of...
  • Students help study green classroom

    Students help study green classroom
    Davis Magnet School emphasizes environmentalism with Eco-Education Nights, "Waste-Free Wednesdays" and an ecology center. Now it's been chosen for a green-classroom experiment. The Orange County U.S. Green Building Council selected the Costa Mesa K-6...
  • School board to consider superintendent consulting contract

    The school board Tuesday will consider keeping a former superintendent on in an advisory capacity. The Board of Education is expected to consider contracting former Supt. Rob Barbot as an advisor through 2015 to provide guidance to the district and...
  • Commentary: Public safety starts with better street lights

    In the face of increasing property crime rates and the growing encroachment of coyotes in Costa Mesa, it is important that our residential street lights provide adequate illumination at night. In my neighborhood I have observed that over that past two...
  • Customers urged to save power, avoid rolling blackouts

    Customers urged to save power, avoid rolling blackouts
    Officials from California's grid operator and Southern California Edison will roll out an energy conservation campaign Wednesday, asking customers to save power over the summer in light of the outage at San Onofre nuclear plant and the region's tight...