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August 4, 1987 | GREG JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The twin bell towers that grace St. Vincent De Paul's soon-to-open shelter for the homeless appear to be a logical extension of the classic Spanish-style mission architecture that dominates so many of Southern California's buildings. There will indeed be a bell in one of the towers--along with an electronic carillon. The distinctive towers were designed to act as a beacon for San Diego's homeless. But the towers that rise above the homes and warehouses near the intersection of 16th St.
November 19, 1986 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Citing unanswered questions about the possibility of toxic chemicals being spewed into the air, the American Lung Assn. of San Diego and Imperial Counties announced its opposition Tuesday to the controversial waste-to-energy plant proposed for Kearny Mesa, near Miramar Naval Air Station.
February 21, 1985 | KENNETH F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
A state board Wednesday authorized up to $306 million in state bond financing for a trash-to-energy plant on Kearny Mesa that would convert 30% of San Diego County's garbage into electricity. A site for the plant, near the Miramar Naval Air Station, will be determined after Navy and city officials complete a land swap. So far, Signal RESCO Inc.
February 5, 2005 | Andrew Wang, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Friday that consumer appliance manufacturers must comply with state laws that require them to display information about energy consumption on products they sell in California. The ruling by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower-court decision in a 2002 lawsuit filed by appliance manufacturers associations against the California Energy Commission.
December 30, 2013 | Marc Lifsher
Environmental advocates, government regulators and the cable and satellite television industry have reached a landmark agreement to save an estimated $1 billion a year in energy costs by making TV set-top boxes more efficient. The voluntary agreement aims to make an estimated 90 million boxes in homes as much as 45% more energy-efficient by 2017. The boxes are considered energy hogs because they always are on, even when the television is turned off. The upgraded boxes could save enough power to run 700,000 homes, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, one of the deal brokers.
January 20, 2007 | Janet Wilson and Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writers
California's utilities are falling behind schedule in meeting a deadline that 20% of their electricity must come from renewable resources by 2010, newly issued reports from two energy agencies show. In separate updates, state energy regulators paint markedly different pictures of how California is progressing in efforts to procure power from sun, wind, water and waste. But both indicate that a crucial piece of the state's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gases is sputtering.
October 13, 2013 | By Ralph Vartabedian and Evan Halper
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today. It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years, with little success, to get automakers to build more hydrogen cars . The project is part of a sprawling but little-known state program that packs a powerful financial punch: It spent $1.6 billion last year on a myriad of energy-efficiency and alternative-energy projects.
January 10, 1985 | MIKE WARD, Times Staff Writer
A joint powers authority created by the City Council and its redevelopment agency has sold $395 million worth of bonds to enable a private company to build the state's largest waste-to-energy plant in a gravel pit here, but the project still faces formidable hurdles. Pacific Waste Management Corp., a division of Conversion Industries Ltd.
January 27, 2006 | Marc Lifsher, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday reappointed Joseph Desmond, his top power advisor, as chairman of the California Energy Commission, ignoring warnings from Democratic lawmakers that the free-market advocate would not be confirmed by the state Senate. Business lobbyists hailed the move as a nod to an energy policy that could help the state avoid blackouts and ensure that its economy is underpinned by reliable, moderately priced electricity.
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