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2 hrs ago | Washington Times

Energy Dept. discusses Savannah River Site funding

U.S. Department of Energy officials are participating in a public discussion on the financial future of the Savannah River Site.


6 hrs ago | Realty Times

Make These Upgrades to Save Energy & Boost Your Home's Resale Value

Most homeowners would benefit from a home energy audit, especially those with older homes.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

She Knows

A shocking recap of gas prices over time

No matter how old you are, you've likely heard your parents or grandparents complain about the price of gas.



America's Top Young Scientists Warn Of Systemic Brain Drain: Colleagues 'Sort Of Disappear'

Every three years, a diverse group of top scientists from around the world convenes at the International Conference of Gas Hydrates.


Related Topix: Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, West Virginia University

R & D

Scientists capture ultrafast snapshots of light-driven superconductivity

A new study pins down a major factor behind the appearance of superconductivity-the ability to conduct electricity with 100% efficiency-in a promising copper-oxide material.


Related Topix: Physics, Science

Electric Energy Online

Department of Energy Issues Draft Renewable Energy and Efficient...

In support of the Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy issued a draft loan guarantee solicitation for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

Schumer Opens State-of-the-Art Utility Control Center that Will Save...

State-of-the-Art Control Center Facility is Replacing Oldest Control Center in the Country - Control Center Came Online in December 2013.


Related Topix: Control Group, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York Independent System Operator, Energy, Senator Chuck Schumer


Nine New Projects Announced For Clean Vehicles In National Parks

If you're planning a summer vacation to a U.S. national park this summer, you may start to see a few changes when you get there.


Related Topix: Acadia National Park, US National Parks, Zion National Park

TRIDEC: Consent decree could put other Hanford work at risk

The state of Washington’s focus on Hanford waste tanks and the vitrification plant could come at a big price to the rest of environmental cleanup at the nuclear reservation, according to the Tri-City Development Council.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Nuclear Energy, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

People's Daily Online

The world's fastest supercomputer Tianhe-2 undergoing trials

According to a report from Yangcheng Evening News, Tianhe-2 has started to provide computing services to the public while in-system debugging is ongoing.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, High Performance Computing, World News, China, Computers, CPU

R & D

Relieving electric vehicle range anxiety with improved batteries

Electric vehicles could travel farther and more renewable energy could be stored with lithium-sulfur batteries that use a unique powdery nanomaterial.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Business Wire

Kimco Realty Wins Department of Energy Award for Lighting Efficiency

The LEEP campaign recognized Kimco for making the most energy-saving upgrades to parking areas, installing lighting control systems at 160 properties, affecting 51 million square feet of parking surface area, since Kimco launched its proprietary Property Gateway building controls program in 2011.


Related Topix: Real Estate, Kimco Realty, REIT, Personal Finance

Wireless Design & Development

Beam on Target

The crown jewel of the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has sparkled its way into a new era.


Related Topix: 9, Physics, Science

Inter Press Service

Yakama Nation Tells DOE to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

He tells IPS "they looked around and saw me. I said, 'We've been here since the beginning of time, so we will be here then.'


Peninsula Clarion

ConocoPhillips to resume LNG exports

ConocoPhillips is restarting its liquefied natural gas plant on the Kenai Peninsula and will resume shipments of LNG in May, the company announced Monday.


Related Topix: ConocoPhillips, Energy, Oil & Gas, Kenai, AK

Mon Apr 14, 2014

DOE pitches new Hanford deadlines

Rebar and concrete walls are installed last fall at the top of the High-Level Waste Facility at the Hanford vitrification plant.


Related Topix: Richland, WA

KAPP-TV Yakima

DOE Discusses Hanford Clean-up

The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management and Office of River Protection is hosting a town hall meeting to share information on the DOE's proposal to the state to ammend the 2010 Consent Decree.


Electric Energy Online

B&W Announces Restructuring of Small Modular Reactor Program

The Babcock & Wilcox Company is announcing plans to restructure its mPower Small Modular Reactor program to focus on technology development.


Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Babcock and Wilcox, Nuclear Energy

Utility Products

Carbon capture pilot begins at Polk coal plant

The U.S. Department of Energy and Tampa Electric Company came together this week to celebrate the successful startup of a pilot project to demonstrate a warm gas cleanup carbon capture technology in a coal gasification unit at the Polk Power Plant Unit-1 in Tampa, Florida.


Related Topix: Electronic, Tampa, FL

The Wall Street Journal

Loan Program That Boosted Tesla Faces New Scrutiny

A week after the Department of Energy announced it was re-vamping a troubled clean-energy loan program for fuel-efficient cars, government auditors suggested the program be targeted for extinction.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican