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US consumer prices up tiny 0.1 percent in December

Consumer inflation slowed in December to a tiny 0.1 percent gain as the cost of energy products tumbled following a big jump in November. The Labor Department said Friday that … Click to Continue »

NREL launches electrification futures study series

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is spearheading the Electrification Futures Study, a research collaboration to explore the impacts of widespread electrification in all US economic sectors -- commercial and residential buildings, transportation, and industry.

Median All-Electric Car Range In US Has Grown From 73 Miles (2011) To 114 Miles (2017)

The median range for an all-electric vehicle in the US has nearly doubled over the last 6 years or so, according to data from the US Department of Energy (FuelEconomy.gov). To be more exact, going on that data, the median range rating...Show More Summary

NREL research finds a sweet spot for engineering better cellulose-degrading enzymes

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have gained new insights into how glycosylation--the natural attachment of sugars to proteins--affects a key cellulase enzyme. Show More Summary

UIC gets Department of Energy grant to advance combined heat and power systems

(University of Illinois at Chicago) The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the US Department of Energy to help industrial, commercial, institutional and utility entities evaluate and install highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) technologies.

Dark fiber: Using sensors beneath our feet to tell us about earthquakes, water, and other geophysical activity

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown for the first time that dark fiber -- the vast network of unused fiber-optic cables installed throughout...Show More Summary

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dec. 2017

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Story tips from ORNL, Dec. 2017: US cities could save billions with Oak Ridge National Laboratory's precise approach to de-icing wintry roads; discovery of overlooked function of certain microbes could...Show More Summary

Report: US agency holding nuke bombs grapples with oversight

The U.S. Department of Energy has its share of challenges as it conducts some of the world's most high-tech research, maintains a stockpile of nuclear weapons and cleans up after decades of bomb-making.

Pitt ChemE and Lubrizol team up to improve American manufacturing

(University of Pittsburgh) The US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Ohio specialty chemicals provider Lubrizol Corporation a collaborative grant for research into clean energy chemical manufacturing. Show More Summary

NREL develops switchable solar window

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Thermochromic windows capable of converting sunlight into electricity at a high efficiency have been developed by scientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Trump to tap nuclear industry lobbyist for US Energy Dept job

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President Donald Trump plans to nominate Melissa Burnison, a nuclear energy industry lobbyist, to serve as assistant secretary in charge of congressional and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Energy Department, the White House said on Wednesday. Burnison is currently director of federal...

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the … Click to Continue »

INCITE grants of 5.95 billion hours awarded to 55 computational research projects

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. Show More Summary

'Perfectly frustrated' metal provides possible path to superconductivity

(DOE/Ames Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory has discovered and described the existence of a unique disordered electron spin state in a metal that may provide a unique pathway to finding and studying frustrated magnets.Their unique properties are of interest in the development of quantum computing and high-temperature superconductivity.

US Energy Dept. Pokes President Trump Over Renewable Energy: Native Americans Edition

Trump is determined to promote fossil fuels over renewable energy, yet his own Department of Energy seems equally determined to embarrass him on that topic. In the latest example, yesterday the agency touted the benefits of renewable energy on tribal lands

50-years of data from a 'living oxygen minimum' lab could help predict the oceans' future

Canadian and US Department of Energy researchers have released 50 years' worth of data chronicling the deoxygenating cycles of a fjord off Canada's west coast, and detailing the response of the microbial communities inhabiting the fjord.

Fifty-years of data from a 'living' oxygen minimum lab could help predict the oceans' future

(University of British Columbia) Canadian and US Department of Energy researchers have released 50 years' worth of data chronicling the deoxygenating cycles of a fjord off Canada's west coast, and detailing the response of the microbial communities inhabiting the fjord. Show More Summary

US DOE To Award $15 Million To Developers Of Extremely Fast Electric Vehicle Charging Tech

The US Department of Energy will be awarding up to $15 million in grants to support the development of "extremely" fast plug-in electric vehicle charging systems and batteries — systems and tech capable of operating at high power levels, that is

NREL, University of Washington scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.

NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performance

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.

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