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July 27, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
It's being called the largest wind power project in the country, with plans for thousands of acres of towering turbines in the Mojave Desert foothills generating electricity for 600,000 homes in Southern California. And now it's finally kicking into gear. The multibillion-dollar Alta Wind Energy Center has had a tortured history, stretching across nearly a decade of ownership changes, opposition from local residents and transmission infrastructure delays. But on Tuesday, the project is officially breaking ground in the Tehachapi Pass, a burgeoning hot spot for wind energy about 75 miles north of Los Angeles.
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May 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Billionaire Larry Ellison has hired UC San Diego energy expert Byron Washom to help fulfill his vision of sustainable energy for the Hawaiian island of Lanai, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Washom became the school's first director of strategic energy initiatives in 2008 in an effort to turn the 1,200-acre campus into a "living laboratory" of sustainability. On Lanai, he will work to maximize renewable energy efforts using a microgrid similar to one he manages at UC San Diego as well as produce more fresh water through desalination.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2001
It is frightening to see the lengths to which the Bush administration will go in order to satisfy the demands of oil companies ("Bush Oil, Gas Bid Skirts Key Issues," Aug. 12). Opening up our last unspoiled wilderness areas for drilling is far from a long-term, sustainable solution to our current energy needs. Conservation programs, as well as incorporation of clean and renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power, must be taken seriously by President Bush. Rather than hand out $2 billion in subsidies to the coal industry, as he proposes, those funds should be directed toward broadening our use of sustainable energy that has already proven to be effective.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Dustin Moskovitz, at 27 the world's youngest billionaire, gained fame and fortune after founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg. He also gained the "Facebook 15. " He packed on the extra pounds while chowing down on free snacks and guzzling four sodas a day at the social networking giant. Today, Moskovitz is a svelte version of his former self. He runs Asana, a start-up named after the Sanskrit word for traditional yoga sitting positions. That's fitting since the company holds twice weekly group yoga classes at its San Francisco offices.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Billionaire Larry Ellison has hired UC San Diego energy expert Byron Washom to help fulfill his vision of sustainable energy for the Hawaiian island of Lanai, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Washom became the school's first director of strategic energy initiatives in 2008 in an effort to turn the 1,200-acre campus into a "living laboratory" of sustainability. On Lanai, he will work to maximize renewable energy efforts using a microgrid similar to one he manages at UC San Diego as well as produce more fresh water through desalination.
OPINION
August 28, 2011
Leadership gap Re "The newest face on the National Mall," Aug. 22 Building too many memorials on the National Mall in Washington doesn't concern me. I am far more apprehensive about the paucity of current leaders who deserve to be so honored. Find a person who will withdraw all of our troops from our disastrous overseas engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, restore the importance of factual data and reasoned analysis to the political decision-making process, advocate effectively for social and economic justice, challenge unchecked greed and amplify the ability of those with differing points of view to engage in productive dialogue, and he or she will deserve a memorial of massive proportions.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2007 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
For years in this car-clogged city, the easiest way to score a tank of biodiesel -- that much-hyped fuel of the future -- involved seeking out a guy named Rob Del Bueno. Del Bueno is not an engineer or a gas station owner, but a former member of a sci-fi surf rock band called Man or Astro-man? He played bass, and spent most of the 1990s telling people he was from outer space.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - Dustin Moskovitz, at 27 the world's youngest billionaire, gained fame and fortune after founding Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg. He also gained the "Facebook 15. " He packed on the extra pounds while chowing down on free snacks and guzzling four sodas a day at the social networking giant. Today, Moskovitz is a svelte version of his former self. He runs Asana, a start-up named after the Sanskrit word for traditional yoga sitting positions. That's fitting since the company holds twice weekly group yoga classes at its San Francisco offices.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Henrik Ibsen's bearded Victorian face is projected on a screen--wearing the oval glasses that Oliver Peoples would later make de rigueur for the chic intellectual. He appears to watch as five actors tiptoe on stage, frequently startled by the sudden drama in the famous Grieg music. It's hard to imagine that this severe Norwegian could have, in 1867, written anything as wild and funny as the "Peer Gynt" that director David Schweizer has put onstage at the Actors' Gang.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2010
Current plug-in and alternative-fuel vehicles eligible for a $5,000 California rebate: Honda FCX Clarity Nissan Leaf Tesla Roadster Upcoming vehicles expected to qualify : Chevrolet Volt (second generation) Ford Focus Ford Transit Connect Electric Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid Toyota RAV4 EV Tesla Model S Partial list Source: Center for Sustainable Energy
OPINION
August 28, 2011
Leadership gap Re "The newest face on the National Mall," Aug. 22 Building too many memorials on the National Mall in Washington doesn't concern me. I am far more apprehensive about the paucity of current leaders who deserve to be so honored. Find a person who will withdraw all of our troops from our disastrous overseas engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, restore the importance of factual data and reasoned analysis to the political decision-making process, advocate effectively for social and economic justice, challenge unchecked greed and amplify the ability of those with differing points of view to engage in productive dialogue, and he or she will deserve a memorial of massive proportions.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
It's being called the largest wind power project in the country, with plans for thousands of acres of towering turbines in the Mojave Desert foothills generating electricity for 600,000 homes in Southern California. And now it's finally kicking into gear. The multibillion-dollar Alta Wind Energy Center has had a tortured history, stretching across nearly a decade of ownership changes, opposition from local residents and transmission infrastructure delays. But on Tuesday, the project is officially breaking ground in the Tehachapi Pass, a burgeoning hot spot for wind energy about 75 miles north of Los Angeles.
NATIONAL
October 1, 2007 | Richard Fausset, Times Staff Writer
For years in this car-clogged city, the easiest way to score a tank of biodiesel -- that much-hyped fuel of the future -- involved seeking out a guy named Rob Del Bueno. Del Bueno is not an engineer or a gas station owner, but a former member of a sci-fi surf rock band called Man or Astro-man? He played bass, and spent most of the 1990s telling people he was from outer space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 2001
It is frightening to see the lengths to which the Bush administration will go in order to satisfy the demands of oil companies ("Bush Oil, Gas Bid Skirts Key Issues," Aug. 12). Opening up our last unspoiled wilderness areas for drilling is far from a long-term, sustainable solution to our current energy needs. Conservation programs, as well as incorporation of clean and renewable sources of energy such as solar and wind power, must be taken seriously by President Bush. Rather than hand out $2 billion in subsidies to the coal industry, as he proposes, those funds should be directed toward broadening our use of sustainable energy that has already proven to be effective.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 1995 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Henrik Ibsen's bearded Victorian face is projected on a screen--wearing the oval glasses that Oliver Peoples would later make de rigueur for the chic intellectual. He appears to watch as five actors tiptoe on stage, frequently startled by the sudden drama in the famous Grieg music. It's hard to imagine that this severe Norwegian could have, in 1867, written anything as wild and funny as the "Peer Gynt" that director David Schweizer has put onstage at the Actors' Gang.
NATIONAL
November 28, 2007 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
With oil prices in record territory, presidential candidates stumping for votes in corn-centric Iowa, and congressional Democrats anxious to pass an energy bill to cut the nation's dependence on Mideast oil, this should be the right moment for ethanol. But a plan to dramatically increase ethanol production has become a major sticking point in congressional negotiations to complete work on the bill.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A proposal to hit oil companies with $29 billion in new taxes advanced in the Senate, targeting the money to energy conservation, wind turbines, hybrid gasoline-electric cars and clean coal technology. The massive tax package, double what Democrats had discussed as recently as last week, is "designed to promote clean and sustainable energy," said Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the finance committee that approved the measure 15-5.
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