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  • Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared

    Charging electric cars at home: Utility discounts compared
    Electric car owners can get special discounts from utilities to charge their vehicles at home, but the amounts vary widely among power companies, according to a new study of charging costs. The study by Northeast Group calculated that Los Angeles...
  • Tesla share jump on cryptic tweet by Elon Musk

    No stranger to leveraging his Twitter presence to maximize attention for his electric car company, Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk sent his company's stock up 2.5% on Monday with a single, cryptic tweet. "Really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement...
  • Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts

    Chevy Spark EV lease highlights electric-car price cuts
    General Motors is joining the electric-car price war with a lease deal on the Chevrolet Spark EV at $199 a month. The deal, announced this morning, follows the recent offerings of $199 leases on Nissan’s Leaf – a big price drop after two...
  • Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains

    Climate change could slash snowfall in Southern California mountains
    Climate change is likely to wipe a lot of the white from those postcard winter scenes of Los Angeles ringed by snow-capped mountains, according to new research. A UCLA study released Friday projects a significant decline in snowfall on the ranges that...
  • Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

    Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted
    A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
  • Finally, Carbon Limits On Power Plants

    I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....
  • Dominion wins right to export liquefied natural gas

    Dominion wins right to export liquefied natural gas
    A Calvert County judge brushed aside Friday a potential legal hurdle to exporting liquefied natural gas via the Chesapeake Bay, ruling that Dominion, the Richmond, Va.-based energy company, does not need the Sierra Club's permission to convert its LNG...
  • 2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine

    2012 Tesla Model S: Mean green machine
    A battery-electric car that accelerates quicker, drives farther and charges faster than any other on the market, the 2012 Tesla Model S is a work in progress whose capacity to evolve is more revolutionary than the fact that it's an electric car. Our...
  • Irvine's new majority turns to Great Park

    Irvine's new City Council majority has positioned itself to clean house on one of the city's signature projects: the Great Park, intended to be the century's landmark municipal park. Since its inception more than a decade ago, 200 of the planned 1,347...
  • What is ethanol?

    Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel made by fermenting and distilling starch crops such as corn. It can also be made from "cellulosic biomass" such as trees and grasses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • What is compressed natural gas?

    In the U.S., compressed natural gas has been used more extensively in commercial vehicles like buses than in passenger cars. Honda does offer a CNG version of its Civic GX sedan. Natural gas (primarily methane) is said to be among the cleanest burning...