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US Energy Dept. Shows Love For Teeny Tiny Micro Wind Turbines

The US Energy Department still sees a place for micro wind turbines and distributed wind energy in the nation’s grid. The latest round of funding for distributed wind R&D is a $1.49 million pot, and it’s aimed at the smaller end of the capacity scale US Energy Dept. Show More Summary

The "Super-Fuze": The Big Upgrade to America's Nuclear Arsenal That Russia Fears

Dave Majumdar Security, "The US military has achieved a significantly greater capacity to conduct a surprise first strike against Russian ICBM silos." The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)—which develops and builds America’s nuclear arsenal—has completed the completed production of the U.S. Show More Summary

US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space

Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository, the Energy Department said Tuesday.

Swiss efficiency wins the day at 2017 Solar Decathlon

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The 2017 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has come to a close in Denver. The competition tasks students with building prototype solar-powered houses and awards points based on categories including architecture, engineering, and innovation. Show More Summary

FERC Commissioners Question DOE Secretary Perry’s Plan To Subsidize Coal & Nuclear, Critics Hit Out

At the end of September, US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry formally proposed to the country's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the propping-up and subsidization of the coal and nuclear industries, but immediate and subsequent...Show More Summary

Sulfur Battery Promises Less Expensive Grid Scale Storage Solution

Researchers at MIT, responding to a challenge issued by the US Department of Energy, have developed a new battery for use by utility companies to store electricity that costs 100 times less than the conventional lithium ion batteries...Show More Summary

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(DOE/Argonne National Laboratory) Inspired by human forgetfulness -- how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information -- scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, in collaboration...Show More Summary

NREL evaluates charging infrastructure needs for growing fleet of electric vehicles

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A new study from the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles.

UW awarded $12.5 million to study astrophysical plasma here on Earth

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) The US Department of Energy has awarded $12.5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to develop an integrated facility that will expand the frontier of plasma physics research.

Rick Perry’s One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Last week, the Department of Energy received almost universal criticism over its new electricity market rule proposal, designed to keep US coal and nuclear power plants from shutting down. And this criticism was deserved: though theShow More Summary

UW wins $7 million grant to wean crops from nitrogen fertilizers

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Florida will use a $7 million grant from the US Department of Energy to study how some plants partner with bacteria to create usable nitrogen and to transfer this ability to the bioenergy crop poplar.

Career Awards advance research for Jefferson Lab researchers

(DOE/Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility) Two researchers affiliated with the US Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility have received 2017 Early Career Research Program awards from the DOE's Office of Science.

US Department of Energy awards Danforth Center $16M to enhance sorghum for bioenergy

(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) This project aims to deliver stress-tolerant sorghum lines, addressing DOE's mission in the generation of renewable energy resources.

New financial product aims to solve 'valley of death' for promising energy technologies

(Case Western Reserve University) With a grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE), researchers at Case Western Reserve University will develop a new financial product to attract a broader pool of long-term private investors to new technologies offered by energy startup companies.

DOE should take steps toward facilitating energy development on its public lands

(National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) The US Department of Energy should place a higher priority on developing an accurate and actionable inventory of agency-owned or managed properties that can be leased or sold for energy development, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The cost of solar power has dropped over 25% in one year

The clean energy revolution continues and solar is leading the charge. In a recently published report, the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories documented that the cost of utility-scale solar, generated from large plants rather than residential rooftops, has decreased by 30 percent within the past year. Show More Summary

Solar Costs Are Dropping Much Faster Than Expected

By Oil Price – Back in 2011, the US Department of Energy (DOE) began something called The SunShot Initiative. The intent was to set 2020 and 2030 targets making solar power more affordable in three categories: utility-scale...

New evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasma?

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Particles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider a US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility...Show More Summary

EV Charging Uses Less Energy Than Water Heating In Typical US Household

Home charging of electric vehicles uses considerably less energy annually in a typical household in the US than home heating or water heating, according to new data from the US Department of Energy (DOE) EV Charging Uses Less EnergyShow More Summary

$10M DOE grant to help boost camelina oilseed yield

(Michigan State University) Michigan State University will lead a $10 million US Department of Energy grant to explore ways to boost this promising biofuel crop's yield.

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