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Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation. Alternative fuel […]

REA welcomes calls for Government to accelerate green transport fuels and heating technologies

Influential reports urge Government to cut carbon from driving and heating The Government has made good progress on renewable electricity but needs to ramp up efforts to bring renewable transport fuels and heating technologies into the mainstream, according to a report published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) [1]. A separate report by […]

REA comments on Government reshuffle

Renewables industry thanks Greg Barker for leadership on green energy The REA looks forward to working with the new energy, environment, communities and transport ministers taking office in today’s Government reshuffle. The association also pays testament to former Energy & Climate Change Minister Greg Barker. REA Chief Executive Dr Nina Skorupska said: “Greg Barker was […]

AES Retains DPL Inc. Generation Assets

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) announced today that it has decided to retain DPL Inc.’s (DPL) 3,453 MW of generating assets. Of this capacity, 2,897 MW owned by Dayton Power & Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of DPL, will be transferred to a separate affiliate of DPL by January 1, 2017, as directed by the Public Utilities […]

ORNL wins eight R&D 100s

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received eight R&D 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition of the year’s top technological innovations. “These awards recognize the tremendous value of our National Labs,“ said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. “Research and development at the National Labs continues to help our […]

Argonne wins three R&D 100 awards

Three inventions created by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have received 2014 R&D 100 awards. The awards, organized by R&D magazine, have been given out annually since 1962 for the top technologies of the year and are widely considered to be the “Oscars of Innovation.” Argonne scientists have won 123 […]

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

Awards recognize innovative research with commercial potential U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new products […]

Moniz Advances Cooperation on Clean Energy and Climate Change in China

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing from July 8 to 11 to participate in the sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. The S&ED, which is chaired on the U.S. side by the Secretaries of State and Treasury, is the pre-eminent channel for government-to-government discussion between the two nations on issues relating to […]

RenewableUK hails next phase of wave and tidal energy expansion

The trade association representing the wind and marine energy industries, RenewableUK, has welcomed today’s announcement by The Crown Estate of further opportunities to develop the UK’s wave and tidal resources. The Crown Estate, which manages the UK’s seabed, has announced 6 new wave and tidal stream demonstration zones, as well as 5 new wave and […]

Federal research spurs Washington state to store energy

Three battery projects tied to PNNL, DOE will integrate renewable energy, improve power grid Three Washington state utilities have been awarded $14.3 million in matching grants from the state’s new Clean Energy Fund to lead energy storage projects with ties to federally funded research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gov. Jay […]