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Keep the Solar Decathlon in Irvine

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The annual South by Southwest Conference, or SXSW, kicks off later this week in Austin, TX and its a major technology and cultural event that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars to Austin’s economy every year.  In 2013, the Solar Decathlon came to Orange County on the heels of what the Department of Energy…

Next Steps for the Solar Decathlon

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TheLiberalOC is pleased to publish this essay from Professor Fred Smoller of Chapman University.  Without Professor Smoller’s vision, Orange County’s Great Park would never had hosted the recently held Solar Decathlon in the first place. Future planning for the hugely successful solar decathlon and XPO requires ambitious and innovative thinking, followed by bold action. In case…

Is the Solar Decathlon in Trouble?

On Monday, the new Irvine Republican city council majority, in a 3-2 vote, will start charging $10 per adult and $5 a kid for the Great Park Balloon ride and likewise charge for the carousel rides to raise revenue to help pay for the 2013 Solar Decathlon coming to Irvine this fall.  What’s next, we…