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Energy Saving

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  • City celebrates sun-powered center

     City celebrates sun-powered center
    Taking advantage of the longest day of the year, Costa Mesa on Monday celebrated the installation of solar panels on the roof of the Neighborhood Community Center. Costa Mesa entered into a power purchase agreement with Foster City, Calif.-based...
  • Community Commentary: Newport Beach mayor has mid-year update

    As we reach the halfway mark for 2010, I thought it would be a good time to stop and report to the residents of our city on our progress to make Newport Beach an even better place to live. At the beginning of the year, I promised that Newport would end...
  • 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...
  • Sounding Off: Blight vs. boon in coastal communities

    The issue is not whether these solar panels are in compliance ("Corona del Mar Today: Solar panels in compliance," Aug. 15). Clearly the contractor and the solar company who installed them would not have done so if they did not comply with the city's...
  • Kelp is on the way

    Kelp is on the way
    Laguna Beach's annual Kelpfest was born out of frustration. Every time Nancy Caruso heard people grouse about kelp washing up on local beaches, she'd want to "bang her head against a wall." To her, that was akin to planting trees only to gripe when they...
  • Task force tackles downtown lighting

    Upgrading the streetlights along Main Street could cost Huntington Beach a hefty amount of money, according to a presentation given by a member of city staff to the Downtown Task Force on Thursday. Aaron Klemm, energy project manager for Huntington...
  • Village Entrance designs displayed, critiqued

    Village Entrance designs displayed, critiqued
    The Village Entrance's initial design includes trees, parkland and stone walkways, but no shooting range. Still, concerned residents took target practice at a proposed four-level parking garage that is included with the proposed development near the...
  • Family recognized for 'green' home

    Family recognized for 'green' home
    Russ and Susan Kadota received Huntington Beach's annual Environmental Award in the residential category for remodeling their home to fit the standards of an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly community. The Kadotas and their two children &#...
  • An artistic, green masterpiece

    An artistic, green masterpiece
    You've got to love dreamers like John Fischbeck. Fischbeck co-founded Laguna Beach-based Tresor Properties to develop single-family homes that are unique, high-end and super eco-friendly. It's a lofty vision, but what were its chances during the worst...
  • Salads aren't the only things green in these restaurants

    Jesse Baker, founder of Ecofficiency, a nonprofit that encourages responsible lifestyle, consumption and choices, says running a restaurant with the environment and community in mind shouldn't be costly or difficult. But the movement toward a green...