President Obama on Thursday announced initial steps his administration will take in a renewed effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison, including transferring some detainees and appointing a special envoy tasked with coordinating Gitmo’s closure. And a senior administration official told the Wall Street Journal that a leading candidate for military commissions — which are [...]
President Obama will outline new policies for overseas drone strikes and discuss renewed steps to close the terrorism prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during a major national security speech Thursday. The speech is streaming live on WhiteHouse.Gov and scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern.
Photo via Shutterstock A new study by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration finds that two underground sites in the Pacific Northwest are ideal for storing energy produced by the wind. Compressed
While the three network morning shows on Thursday all promoted President Obama's "renewed focus on transparency" in an upcoming national security speech, none of the broadcasts made any mention of the administration's deception in the ongoing scandal surrounding the terrorist... -
President Obama is giving a much-hyped counterterrorism address his afternoon at the National Defense University in which he'll announce new restrictions on drone strikes and targeted killings, and renew his push to shutter the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Show More Summary
Later today, President Obama will address the National Defense University and is expected to initiate renewed efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and transfer accused jihadists back to their home countries — despite record-high Gitmo recidivism rates: Officials told the Wall Street Journal that Obama will announce he is restarting an effort to […]
New census estimates show that most of the nation's largest cities further enhanced their allure last year, posting strong population growth for a second straight year. Big cities surpassed the rate of growth of their surrounding suburbs at an even faster clip, a sign of Am …
U.S. EMISSIONS DROP AS ELECTRICITY OUTPUT RISES Groups credit natural gas, renewables with steep emissions cuts in power sector Dan Lowry, May 15, 2013 (SNL) “U.S. power plant emissions from the nation's largest generators continuedShow More Summary
Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today’s car competitions hosted by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves. Show More Summary
California and Texas might be leading the nation’s rollout of solar and wind power, respectively, but Washington, where hydroelectric dams provide over 60 percent of the state’s energy, was the country’s biggest user of renewable power in 2011, according to new statistics released last week by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Florida and Texas might be leading the nation's rollout of solar and wind power, respectively, but Washington, where hydroelectric dams provide over 60 percent of the state's energy, was the country's biggest user of renewable powerShow More Summary
This article was originally published on the US Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website. Registration opened on May 7 for America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a national student competition created to help families save money by saving energy. Show More Summary
An Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power with Thermal Energy Storage in a California 33% Renewable Scenario Paul Denholm, Yih-Huei Wan, Marissa Hummon, and Mark Mehos, March 2013 (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Executive Summary Concentrating...Show More Summary
This article was first published on RenewEconomy Today’s graph of the day is not so much a graph as a series of animations, produced by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US, to show how the world’s largest electricity grid...Show More Summary
A video of a student in Dallas, Tex. lecturing his social studies teacher on how to do a better job has gone viral, renewing debate about problems in the nation’s educational system. The student, Jeff Bliss, an 18-year-old sophomoreShow More Summary
A recent National Pig Association (NPA) press release (3rd May 2013) calls for a 'gentle and gradual renewal' of the British pig industry, and suggests that this should be done with indoor intensive methods. But there is nothing either gentle or gradual in the current application.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is adding to its already impressive list of renewable energy innovations with a new two-year plan to develop custom forecasting systems for wind and solar generation. NCAR scientists...Show More Summary
The global market for low carbon and energy efficient technologies, including renewable energy supply products, will triple to $2.2 trillion by 2020, the United Nations Environment Programme forecasts in a report. The UNEP report, Green...Show More Summary
When Max Jenkins graduated last year with a B.A. degree in international affairs and a focus on Russia from George Washington University, he didn’t realize he was part of a national trend that experts say is a small but significant revitalized American interest in all things Russian.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have quantified the significant value that concentrating solar power (CSP) plants can add to an electric grid. read more