PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Hawaii officially opened the first of three Ethanol 85 (E85) fueling stations planned for the Navy's fleet of flex-fuel vehicles at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) last month.
Unless they’re looking to disagree with a very big man, people might consider throwing their excuses out the window instead of trying to convince Antonio Garay, defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers, that being economically and environmentally conscious is beneath them. Or, alternately, that they're too cool for something often thought of as less than manly.
Imagine someone selling off his or her everyday commuter car, and trading ownership for the privilege of being able to use another car at any time, but never having to perform maintenance on it. More precisely, imagine someone doing that in favor of a number of cars, but ones that are powered only by electricity, won’t cost a cent in gasoline and will leave them feeling like a steward of the environment.
SAN DIEGO — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest engineers along with Navy Region Southwest (NRSW), Marine Corps Installation West (MCIWEST), and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) capitalized last month on Navy-wide security exercise to test the abilities of local Navy and Marine Corps installations to reduce electrical consumption.
Wise consumers look for value not just price. We may be willing to drive 50 miles to get a $500 savings for a car, only to find out that although it saved $500 in price, it cost multiple trips back for service which took time and money, and often offset the savings we thought we received. The same goes true for the purchasing decisions you make here in San Diego.
It is the goal of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to plan, design and operate San Diego International Airport in a manner that shows the utmost respect for our unique natural setting: an urban center on the shore of San Diego Bay. Every aspect of the existing and future activities at the airport are designed to protect these natural resources, as well as the health and well-being of the traveling public that pass through our facility, our surrounding neighborhoods and communities, and the people who work at the airport.
Earlier this year, University of San Diego (USD) launched the San Diego Regional Climate Education Partnership website at sandiego.edu/climate. The purpose of the site is to provide background on the project, updates on the status of project activities, and to share findings and results of project activities.
As November’s general election creates numerous possibilities for policy change both in San Diego and across the country, a group of executives from companies and groups involved in the expansion of solar energy systems discussed the state of their economies at a Daily Transcript roundtable.
In the aftermath of the summer bankruptcy of the government-backed California solar panel maker Solyndra, expectations among renewable energy wonks, who describe the company’s failure as an outlier among many successes, remain generally high. But some policy research analysts are more skeptical — not doubtful, but still skeptical.
When entering San Diego's business community about 30 years ago, Clint Walker’s aim had nothing to do with being in the solar business. His success as the co-founder and president of Southwestern Solar Systems since his entrance to the business in 2009 came about in much the same fashion his other major endeavors have.
Holly Smithson's thirst for action and results led her to CleanTECH San Diego, the industry association that was just being put together back then by Mayor Jerry Sanders and Jim Waring, its founder chairman.
When Cecilia Aguillon, director of marketing and government relations for Kyocera Solar Inc., immigrated to the United States from El Salvador as a teen, she grew into a young adult with a lofty goal in mind: to save the world.
In 2007, executives at Baker Electric decided to take a chance on a budding industry. After taking some lumps out of the gate, Baker's emergence into the solar electric installation market is becoming a regular and important part of its business.
Some people look at buildings and see a combination of wood, steel and mortar with a number of things inside to make them more comfortable and workable — lighting, computers and maybe a few windows, even if they can't be opened.
Oct. 9, 2012 -- George Chamberlin talks with Sachu Constantine, director of policy at the California Center for Sustainable Energy, about the solar industry and what its impacts are on the region, state and country.
Oct. 6, 2010 -- Sept. 23, 2010 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin speaks with David Steel, CEO of Green Chamber of San Diego County, and Sidnee Chong, owner of EcoPackStore LLC, about green businesses.