| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The new Fiat 500e – an electric version of the bubbly Italian hatchback – compares well with battery-powered peers such as the Nissan Leaf or Honda Fit EV, as we noted in a recent comparison test.
But most buyers will care more about how the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.
Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Vehicle maintenance schedules vary on how often the air filter should be changed. On most Chevrolet engines, for example, the recommended interval is every 45,000 miles, but Ford says it should be done every 30,000 miles on many of its......
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:08 AM
The 10-foot-tall cylinders glow neon yellow and orange, looking like something out of a futuristic dance club. They're actually an experiment with global implications — an effort to see how well algae can wipe out pollution belched by power plants....
| Aug 22, 2013
Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Speakers and exhibitors are needed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 and XPO.
The Irvine-based Orange County Great Park has been selected to host the October event, which will be organized outside Washington, D.C., for the first...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Since the massive rollout of roughly 120,000 digital utility meters that began in 2010, Glendale Water & Power officials now have just 53 of them to tweak, down from 919 in September of last year.
The drop comes about five months after the utility began...