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  • California getting rid of 100 watt light bulbs

    March 3, 2011 10:26 PM

    California is the first state in the nation to begin phasing out standard 100 watt light bulbs in favor of more energy efficient ones. The new rules are part of a nationwide effort to become more environmentally friendly. New incandescent bulbs use less energy, but burn just as brightly.... more »
  • California phasing out 100 watt light bulbs

    March 3, 2011 12:52 PM

    California is phasing out 100-watt incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy- efficient bulbs that produce the same amount of light. A federal mandate passed in 2007 requires all states to start changing over on January 2012, but Congress gave California permission to start early. The California Energy... more »
  • Oceano school becoming more energy efficient

    March 30, 2010 7:54 PM

    A local school is doing its part to become energy efficient. Representative Lois Capps, (D) 23rd District, toured Oceano Elementary. It's taking steps to transform itself into a sustainable school. The elementary was able to install a solar panel through a grant from PG&E. It has also started a community... more »
  • 'Cash for Appliances' makes now a good time to buy

    February 15, 2010 8:41 PM

    If your appliances don't seem to be working the way they used to, now may be the right time to replace them. The federal government is offering $3 million in rebates when you buy new, energy-efficient appliances. But, each state has different rules. In California, the state is... more »

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