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GreenBar Collective, a CleanTech LA member, gives new definition to the phrase "drink responsibly."
OnGreen, the world's largest cleantech marketplace announced Wednesday the launch of its website, OnGreen.com, out of a successful beta. The website connects cleantech businesses and entrepreneurs with investors, expertise and resources.
Close to 1.5 million rooftops throughout LA County could be used as renewable energy generators to spawn over 19,000 Mega Watts.
Using consolidated bioprocessing, a team led by James Liao of the University of California at Los Angeles for the first time produced isobutanol directly from cellulose. The team's work represents across-the-board savings in processing costs and time, plus isobutanol is a higher grade of alcohol than ethanol.
California law already requires utilities to get a fifth of their power from renewable energy. If this measure becomes law, utilities will be forced to lean even more heavily on green power — improving air quality and helping the economy in the process, supporters said.
The Port of Los Angeles this month became the first port worldwide to provide Alternative Maritime Power™ (AMP™) to three separate cruise lines. In recent weeks, ships from Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line have all taken advantage of unique “AMP Mobile” technology developed specifically for the World Cruise Center.
The deal is the latest expansion of Balqon Corp.'s growing global presence in electric vehicles, boats, motorhomes and power storage systems. Balqon, which began building electric drayage trucks for use in local ports in early 2009, plans to expand its Harbor City assembly plant and hire 150 new workers to meet demand.
The company, which will base its American headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, plans to start by opening about five dealerships in early 2012, where it will also sell the e6 pure electric car (with a promised 200-mile range), as well as BYD solar panels, solar-shaded parking systems, home energy-storage systems, charging systems and LED lighting.
In the decade now beginning, California has the chance to revolutionize its energy system and revitalize its economy. The state can tap its abundant renewable energy resources, dramatically reduce dependence on energy imports and create thousands of new jobs.
From studying how schools of fish swim, John Dabiri, professor of aeronautics and bioengineering, has found new ways to arrange the turbines in a wind farm that can significantly enhance the amount of power produced while minimizing land use.
Mayor Villaraigosa announced today that the City of Los Angeles will award 30 grants of $45,000 each through the City of Los Angeles' Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, to local nonprofit organizations for community outreach, research and public education on energy efficiency and water conservation.
In Mexico City, mayors and representatives of 138 cities, including Los Angeles, Paris and Johannesburg, signed the voluntary pact that states they will develop and implement local climate-change action plans that are "measurable, reportable and verifiable."
Yesterday, Tuesday September 21st, a group of six sustainability professionals (ahem, “geeks”) gathered at the Deaton Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss how social media can affect
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