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July 12, 2004
Alicia Robinson In an effort to keep rising energy costs at bay, two local business owners looked to the sun. Architect Edward Morse and mechanical engineer Robert Scott are enjoying savings on their electric bills from a solar-power system recently installed in the Newport Boulevard building where they work. Morse, of Morse-Boudreaux Architects, and Scott, of United Mechanical Consultants, own the building along with Mike Boudreaux, Dan Splitter and Bill Thomas.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2007
Inland Energy, a Newport Beach developer, has designed a hybrid power plant that officials said would be the first to combine natural gas with solar power when it opens in 2010. The company, which started in Newport Beach 26 years ago, has worked with the city of Victorville for three years to develop the plant design. President Buck Johns said the 570-megawatt plant would capture the sun’s energy on 250 acres of mirrored panels and combine the solar energy with steam from jet turbines.
NEWS
August 5, 2009
Orange Coast College is closing out its “Going Green” program with a final workshop Saturday on how to use solar power in the home. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public can hear from Roy Heine of Suntrek Industries on ways solar energy can be used to generate electricity, heat water or warm a swimming pool. The workshop will be in OCC’s Student Center. The closest available parking is in lots A and B off Fairview Road and is free. To sign up for the workshop, call the school at (714)
FEATURES
By Brady Rhoades | February 3, 2008
So Schwarzenegger endorses McCain for president with Giuliani standing by and it’s all over CNN and the networks and every eye is on: 1) Arnold; 2) John, who seems a bit stiff, like his suit is wearing him; 3) Rudy, who, let’s face it, has a goofy smile for a tough guy. Noted, as an aside: Arnold, a trumpeter for green technology, staged the event at Solar Integrated Technologies, a solar roofing company in Los Angeles that grew from $38 million in revenues in 2006 to $80 million in 2007.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 31, 2008
UCI has approved the largest solar power supply project in the UC system, in Orange County and among the largest in the state, school officials announced Wednesday. The 20-year agreement with Chicago-based solar power supplier UPC Solar, brings 6,500 solar panels to UCI building rooftops at no cost, officials said. The company owns, installs and operates the solar panels and will sell the clean energy to UCI. The renewable energy source is “cost neutral” for UCI, said Wendell Brase, vice chancellor of administrative and business services.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Two recent events in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District happily reveal an important truth about our schools: prudence drives some important decisions. In one event, Estancia High School administrators kept students safe by successfully subduing a man who had threatened staff with a gun ("Principal: We thought gun was real," Feb. 20). In the other, in search of one more way to keep funds in the classroom ("Solar panels considered by district," Feb. 15), the school board voted to look into reducing electrical power costs through solar power.
NEWS
February 25, 2002
June Casagrande For some body surfers, it was the first thing to ask fellow wave lovers at The Wedge: "How many poles out are they breaking?" Ten or 12 poles meant something huge -- "scary huge" -- waves of 25 to 35 feet. Five or six meant a good ride, more accessible to the masses. The poles were never meant to measure how far offshore the waves were breaking at The Wedge on any given day. It just worked out that way. Now that the poles have been removed, one Wedge veteran says he'll miss them.
NEWS
September 21, 2004
1. What trashy event took place at Crystal Cove last weekend? A. Britney Spears' wedding B. Coastal Cleanup Day C. Trash N' Smash at the fairgrounds D. Waste management union meeting 2. What landed on Newport's shores Thursday? A. A battleship B. A helicopter bearing party-goers C. Millions of sardines D. Wayward Marines training at Camp Pendleton 3. Why did airplanes take off from John Wayne Airport last week past the usual 10 p.m. curfew?
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 6, 2010
COSTA MESA — The house that was once declared the first in Orange County to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council has received an offer. Although the deal is not yet sealed, an offer was made for $2.19 million, which is down from the almost $3 million asking price, said Steve Blanchard, a real estate investor, who built the 4,900-square-foot house. The Costa Mesa residence at 1811 Gisler Ave., was built with the environment in every aspect of the mind.
NEWS
November 6, 2004
CHRIS COX A recent item in the Pilot ("Low scores for legislators," Oct. 28) reported on the latest vote ratings from the League of Conservation Voters. As one who has been endorsed in the past by the California League of Conservation Voters, I'm disappointed that the national League this year omitted several important environmental votes from their rating because they were bipartisan, and included several votes that had little to do with the environment but seem intended to benefit Democrats in an election year.
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By Paloma Esquivel | October 14, 2013
Past the neatly coordinated neighborhoods, the master-planned homes and immaculate lawns, on an old military runway in Irvine, a community that imagines life on a smaller scale has taken root. There, hundreds of college students from across the U.S., Canada and Europe have designed and built 19 solar-powered homes in a unique competition to see which will emerge as the most cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon is a rigorous competition - the rule book is 68 pages long and regulates everything from acceptable average interior temperature (71 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit)
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NEWS
February 22, 2013
Two recent events in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District happily reveal an important truth about our schools: prudence drives some important decisions. In one event, Estancia High School administrators kept students safe by successfully subduing a man who had threatened staff with a gun ("Principal: We thought gun was real," Feb. 20). In the other, in search of one more way to keep funds in the classroom ("Solar panels considered by district," Feb. 15), the school board voted to look into reducing electrical power costs through solar power.
NEWS
By Patrice Apodaca | December 8, 2012
Say you're an educator and you had an opportunity to save money, do something beneficial for the environment and provide an excellent teaching opportunity for students. It would be a no-brainer, right? So why isn't every school district in California racing to imitate Irvine Unified's successful solar panel project? The answer is that too few school districts are run like IUSD. That is, they lack the vision, flexibility and willingness to experiment, and the entrepreneurial framework.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | May 21, 2011
Irvine just got a little more solar-friendly. Sullivan Solar Power, a San Diego-based solar system provider, opened a new location at 18 Technology Drive last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and electric car demonstrations. The business chose to expand into Irvine as its second location because of the city's reputation as an up-and-coming business hub, said company founder Daniel Sullivan. The opening comes a couple weeks after the City Council's May 10 decision to waive fees on solar installations and solar water heaters for commercial and residential buildings.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | December 6, 2010
COSTA MESA — The house that was once declared the first in Orange County to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council has received an offer. Although the deal is not yet sealed, an offer was made for $2.19 million, which is down from the almost $3 million asking price, said Steve Blanchard, a real estate investor, who built the 4,900-square-foot house. The Costa Mesa residence at 1811 Gisler Ave., was built with the environment in every aspect of the mind.
NEWS
By Amy Senk | October 9, 2010
A City Council discussion on solar panels will be moved from Tuesday's Newport Beach meeting agenda so members can devote more time to the issue at an Oct. 26 study session. The question of whether local government can regulate solar panels became heated over the summer when some neighbors complained about panels used in an Irvine Terrace home. The panels fill a hillside above Bayside Drive, and some neighbors have said they create glare and are an eyesore. In July, Councilman Ed Selich asked staff to create a report that would in part examine possible changes to the city code that could limit solar panels, in spite of a 2004 state law limiting local regulation.
NEWS
August 5, 2009
Orange Coast College is closing out its “Going Green” program with a final workshop Saturday on how to use solar power in the home. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the public can hear from Roy Heine of Suntrek Industries on ways solar energy can be used to generate electricity, heat water or warm a swimming pool. The workshop will be in OCC’s Student Center. The closest available parking is in lots A and B off Fairview Road and is free. To sign up for the workshop, call the school at (714)
FEATURES
By Brady Rhoades | February 3, 2008
So Schwarzenegger endorses McCain for president with Giuliani standing by and it’s all over CNN and the networks and every eye is on: 1) Arnold; 2) John, who seems a bit stiff, like his suit is wearing him; 3) Rudy, who, let’s face it, has a goofy smile for a tough guy. Noted, as an aside: Arnold, a trumpeter for green technology, staged the event at Solar Integrated Technologies, a solar roofing company in Los Angeles that grew from $38 million in revenues in 2006 to $80 million in 2007.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | January 31, 2008
UCI has approved the largest solar power supply project in the UC system, in Orange County and among the largest in the state, school officials announced Wednesday. The 20-year agreement with Chicago-based solar power supplier UPC Solar, brings 6,500 solar panels to UCI building rooftops at no cost, officials said. The company owns, installs and operates the solar panels and will sell the clean energy to UCI. The renewable energy source is “cost neutral” for UCI, said Wendell Brase, vice chancellor of administrative and business services.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2007
Inland Energy, a Newport Beach developer, has designed a hybrid power plant that officials said would be the first to combine natural gas with solar power when it opens in 2010. The company, which started in Newport Beach 26 years ago, has worked with the city of Victorville for three years to develop the plant design. President Buck Johns said the 570-megawatt plant would capture the sun’s energy on 250 acres of mirrored panels and combine the solar energy with steam from jet turbines.
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