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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Utica shale production comparable to Eagle Ford's startup, EIA says

Initial natural gas production from the Utica shale mirrors that of the Eagle Ford shale in Texas and is slightly higher than the Haynesville formation in Louisiana, according to a recent Energy Information Administration report.


6 hrs ago | Domestic Fuel

MSU to Develop Hardier Switchgrass for Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture have awarded $1 million to Michigan State University to develop hardier switchgrass .


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Michigan State University, Plant Biology, Biology, Genetics, Medicine, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

11 hrs ago | Timberjay Newspapers Online

Big device examines tiniest known particles

The $270-million neutrino detector completed this month at Ash River is the world's largest free-standing PVC structure, consisting of 10,782 modules assembled by a team of University of Minnesota students over four years.


Related Topix: University of Minnesota, Cameras

15 hrs ago | Chicago Chronicle

Man charged in 'one punch death gets $2 million bond

In 2012, the Department of Energy's Office of Science awarded a $120 million grant to a new technology center focused on battery development - headquartered at Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago, Illinois.


Wed Jul 30, 2014

DOE proposes leaving groundwater contamination to dissipate

The Department of Energy proposes to leave some groundwater contamination near the Columbia River at F Reactor to dissipate over 35 to 150 years.


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Environment, Science, Law

Network World

Dept. of Energy hunting fault tolerance for extreme scale systems

The immensely powerful supercomputers of the not too distant future will need some serious fault tolerance technology if they are to fulfill their promise of ingenious research.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, High Performance Computing, Science, Computer Science

Las Cruces Sun-News

MSHA issues 52 citations at WIPP

CARLSBAD >> The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 52 citations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant this year according to documents released by the Department of Energy this week.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy

Researchers aim to find new uses for shrimp shells

"I believe in what I would call a chitin economy. I personally believe, if properly developed, the material you can develop from chitin and the markets you could sell them in would make the shrimp shell worth more than the meat," said Rogers, an owner and founder of 525 Solutions, a startup company housed in UA's Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of ... (more)


Related Topix: University of Alabama, Chemistry, Science, Life, Food, Seafood, CPU, Science / Technology, University of Texas at Austin

Green Car Congress

DOE announces steps to help modernize natural gas infrastructure

The White House and the Department of Energy hosted the fifth in a series of meetings on reducing methane emissions from natural gas systems.


Ag Professional

Climate change increases risk of crop slowdown in next 20 years

A storm looms behind wheat fields in eastern Colorado, where recurrent drought has had major impacts on agriculture over the last 15 years.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Startups, Stanford University, Global Warming

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Daily Caller

Federal Lab Scraps 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course Idea

Workers at a federal laboratory in Tennessee can talk with Southern accents to their heart's content after managers scrapped an idea to help them "fix" their natural dialects.


Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Department of Energy officials showcase alternative fuels in La Crosse

If you haven't shopped for a new car in a while you may be surprised at how the alternative fuel options have grown.


Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Alternative Energy, Energy, Kwik Trip, Retail

The Auto Channel

Continue Reading

July 29, 2014: IEEE, the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that it has provided insights to the U.S. Department of Energy on a set of priority issues relating to a new White House initiative, the Quadrennial Energy Review .


Times Herald

Packing a punch against pollution in the Philippines

Swarms of motorized tricycles and brightly painted jeepneys - refashioned American military vehicles from World War II - putt-putt through the sprawling streets of Manila, billowing exhaust into a sky so filled with smog that the sun rarely makes an appearance.



Official: RFA tells DOE to get with the E85 program already

As is its job, the Renewable Fuels Association continues to bang the drum of what it says is a stacked deck against alternative fuels like ethanol.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Biofuel, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

Mother Jones

Big Oil's New Pitch: Fracking Means Never Having To Fear Putin

As Ukraine sinks deeper into crisis, the oil and gas industry is pressing the United States to deploy its abundant natural gas supply as a weapon against Russia - and lawmakers of both parties are lining up behind the proposal.


Related Topix: Oil & Gas, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ohio, Chevron Corporation, Energy


Illiano's Restaurant in Norwich unveils electric car charging station

Norwich A maroon red Nissan Leaf pulled silently into the Illiano's Restaurant parking lot this afternoon and parked neatly in the space marked "No Parking Except for Electric Vehicles."


Related Topix: Norwich, CT, Nissan Leaf, Hatchback, Nissan

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Peoples hopes surcharge will help expand gas service

Peoples Natural Gas wants to supply more southwestern Pennsylvania homes with natural gas, and it has filed a new tariff plan that would make it easier for customers to connect to pipelines.


Roll Call

DOE Cybersecurity Is a Mess, According to Senate Panel

There are 11 different places in the Energy Department budget that contain cybersecurity funding for energy, science and environmental missions.


Business Journal

NuScale set to add scores of Oregon jobs

NuScale's Ryan Everett could be set to welcome a bevy of new coworkers at the company's Corvallis production facility.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Governors, John Kitzhaber