| Mar 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Cellulosic ethanol - ethanol made from nonfood crops - has been an alluring but elusive promise. That promise might finally be taking solid form.
Today, ethanol powerhouse Poet will officially break ground on a $250 million commercial cellulosic plant...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Eleven charging stations for electric cars now are up and running in downtown Burbank. City officials hope they will spark interest among drivers of the high-tech cars to patronize the business district. Drivers can even be sent a text message when the...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Caltech students and professors looking to create green energy now have a sustainable central hub.
Over the past 18 months workers gutted the 1971 Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory and renovated it into a modern glass building to house the Resnick...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:54 PM
October marks Fire Prevention Month and although there may not be an official month for 'winterizing' your house it’s also a good time to be thinking about getting your home ready for winter and keeping costs down.
Both fire-proofing and winter-...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 3:02 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego State University engineering professor working to make large-scale solar energy generation more efficient was awarded a $3.9 million federal grant, the school announced Tuesday.
The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:12 AM
NEW YORK -- The outward signs of recovery were everywhere Monday across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened, and limited train and ferry service up and running....
| May 3, 2012
| 8:01 AM
State Sen. Rob Garagiola, a Democrat from Germantown, has been sent a letter of reprimand from a state ethics committee for failing to disclose income he received as a lobbyist on state disclosure forms.
The committee said in a letter it will take no...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Gas prices are still hovering around the $3.50 mark for regular unleaded, but we haven't even hit Memorial Day or the 4th of July yet.
Mythbuster 1 Will we see five dollar gas prices this summer? The answer is no, barring any kind of doomsday nuclear...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:53 AM
As winter quickly approaches, now is the time to dust off those space heaters and gather around the fireplace. Or is it?
In fact, fireplaces can be the greatest culprits when it comes to heat loss.
"Open dampers suck warm air right out," warns Julie...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
It wasn’t that long ago that everything seemed so simple: pump gas into your car, get behind the wheel and go. But as the internal combustion engine slowly but surely yields ground to alternative energy sources, sorting out the various...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:27 PM
If you were planning on hitting the road this weekend and thought that maybe a rise in gas prices might hold traffic down a little, don't count on it.
According to AAA, 33 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, a 2.9 percent...