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  • DWP is moving ahead with plans for Owens Valley solar plant

    DWP is moving ahead with plans for Owens Valley solar plant
    MANZANAR, Calif. — Over the objections of critics, Los Angeles is moving ahead with plans to build a $680-million 200-megawatt solar energy plant within view of this desolate Eastern Sierra site that was a Japanese American internment camp during...
  • Home smart home

    Home smart home
    For Raffi Kajberouni, the keys to his Santa Clarita home have become relics. If he locks himself out, no problem. If a friend arrives at his two-story house before him, there's no waiting outside for Kajberouni to arrive. Kajberouni taps his...
  • Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission

    Mysterious space plane spent a year orbiting Earth on secret mission
    A year after the Air Force blasted it into orbit, an experimental space drone continues to circle the Earth. Its mission and hush-hush payload, however, remain a mystery. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which looks like a miniature unmanned version of...
  • Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea

    Imperial Valley agencies develop plan to save ailing Salton Sea
    SAN DIEGO — With an ominous deadline approaching, two feuding Imperial Valley agencies have put aside their differences and developed a plan they hope can save the ailing Salton Sea, the state's largest body of water and often considered its most...
  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles
    Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able...
  • Letters: Powering California

    Letters: Powering California
    Re "Clean energy could choke the grid," Dec. 3 The Times ignores the fact that extreme weather, not renewables, poses the biggest threat to the nation's energy grid. Regardless of the energy source, the grid requires smart management and investment....
  • Obama orders agencies to increase renewable energy use

    Obama orders agencies to increase renewable energy use
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered federal agencies to more than double their renewable energy use over the next seven years, part of his ongoing attempt to find ways to cut carbon emissions without cooperation from Congress. In a...
  • L.A. Auto Show: The five concepts you should care about

    L.A. Auto Show: The five concepts you should care about
    With all the flashy sheet metal automakers brought to the 2013 L.A. Auto Show competing for attention, it can be difficult to tell what to care about and what will never see production. Brands including BMW, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Honda, Jaguar,...
  • A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes

    A push to get lenders to reward energy efficiency in homes
    WASHINGTON — For the growing numbers of home purchasers who care about energy efficiency, it's the ultimate "green" goal: Lenders should recognize the net savings that energy improvements provide to property owners and take them into account when...
  • L.A. Auto Show Editors' Picks: The top 5 cars on the show floor

    L.A. Auto Show Editors' Picks: The top 5 cars on the show floor
    Of the scores of cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, we’ve culled the herd down to five you definitely need to check out. The show, at the L.A. Convention Center, opened to the media on Tuesday and opens to the public on Friday. Here are...
  • Poland, while hosting U.N. climate confab, sacks environment chief

    Poland, while hosting U.N. climate confab, sacks environment chief
    Expectations of progress were already low for the United Nations climate conference in Poland this week, but few delegates were probably prepared for the latest stumbles. Ten days into Poland's role as host of the two-week U.N. gathering, Prime Minister...