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Energy Saving

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  • EuroCar gets new showroom

    EuroCar gets new showroom
    COSTA MESA — It was a 55,000 square-foot run-down warehouse until a German master mechanic converted it to an indoor state-of-the-art dealership. "My belief from a few years ago is that the car world has changed to more of an online buyer," said...
  • Smart meters bring small increases

    Costa Mesa and Newport Beach homeowners are seeing fractional increases in their monthly energy bills to pay for the new Smart electric meters, but most say it's a small price to pay for energy efficiency. The $1.6 billion SmartConnect program was...
  • Green shouldn't trump views, resident claims

    The obliteration of a second story ocean view from a Mystic Hills home has the property owner and the city asking if energy conservation holds all the trumps. Unlike view obstructions from architectural elements, neighbors have no say in the...
  • 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...
  • UCI course to focus on 'green' buildings

    From LED light bulbs to water efficiency, what makes a building "green"? A new course at UC Irvine intends to teach students the answer. UC Irvine is offering a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Construction Management Course...
  • Ikea solar plans in city's hands

    COSTA MESA — Ikea is planning to light up its store using the power of the sun. The Sweden-based furniture chain last week applied for a permit with the city to install solar panels on the roof of its South Coast Drive store, said Khanh Nguyen, a...
  • Fuel cells heating up Irvine schools

    Editor's note: This corrects the amount the school district expects to save in energy costs. Thanks to fuel cells, students at University and Woodbridge high schools may be swimming in a sustainable pool next year. The technology was approved last...
  • Sounding Off: Reinventing the light bulb

    When you read that, starting Jan. 1, the 100-watt bulb is fading away due to its inefficiencies, you may think, "There they go again. Now Congress wants to dictate which light bulb I can use." The answer is yes and no. In 2007, President George W....
  • Civic Center costs may grow by $12.5 million

    In its latest estimate of Civic Center construction costs, Newport Beach expects to spend as much as $12.5 million more than planned when it approved bonds to cover the project in November. According to estimates released Monday afternoon, Newport...