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  • Efficiency standards for washing machines move forward

     
    California energy regulators have been given a green light to set new efficiency standards for washing machines. A panel of judges on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2006 denial...
  • Energy Star homes reach 1 million, EPA says

     
    One million energy-efficient homes qualifying for the Energy Star rating have been built in the U.S. since the program was launched in 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency said. This year, Energy Star households will save $270 million -- or an...

    L.A. gets $60-million stimulus grant for 'smart grid' electric power system

     
    The federal government today awarded Los Angeles a $60-million grant to help modernize the city’s electrical power system. The money will be used for “smart grid" demonstration projects at USC and UCLA. The projects will allow the city’s...

    California utilities push for solar, wind and carbon-capture projects

     
    California regulators went out of this world today and gave the go-ahead to a power-purchase agreement involving the nation’s first solar power plant in space. Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the state’s largest utility, will proceed with a 15-year...

    Sapphire Energy of San Diego chosen by U.S. to participate in biorefinery project

     
    Sapphire Energy Inc., a San Diego biofuels company that has developed an algae-based fuel used experimentally to power airplanes and drive a car cross country, has been selected to participate in a $564-million biorefinery project, the U.S. Energy and...