You are here

Energy Blog

RSS
May 27, 2016
A new chemical process has the potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by transforming CO2 into fuel and useful chemicals. | Image courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Can Recycle CO2 Using Gold

A new process from the National Labs has the potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions.

May 24, 2016
How to Make a Battery in 7 Steps
How to Make a Battery in 7 Steps

We need batteries for phones, cars and renewable energy. See how scientists make them at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

May 20, 2016
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's clean energy economy.

May 19, 2016
Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, takes a break to look out over Yosemite National Park. | Photo courtesy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
10 Questions with Geologist Tammy Dickinson

Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Director for Environment and Energy at the White House, answers questions about having an asteroid named after her, the project that makes her proudest and being the only woman in the room.

May 18, 2016
10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Speeding Up the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

The world needs a lot more clean energy, and fast. Here are 10 ways the Clean Energy Ministerial is working to deliver the solutions to climate change and improve energy access around the globe.

May 17, 2016
These Tiny Capsules Fight Climate Change

Scientists at the National Labs designed a new way to capture carbon dioxide by making tiny microcapsules using everyday baking soda.

May 12, 2016
9 Cool Technologies at the Bay Area Maker Faire

Get a glimpse of some of the technologies from our National Labs in the Make | ENERGY Pavilion at the Bay Area Maker Faire. You can look AND touch.

May 11, 2016
Better Buildings partners have saved more than $1.3 billion on energy costs. Our new infographic explains how Better Buildings works and why it’s important. | Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department
INFOGRAPHIC: Better Buildings Leading to Big Energy Savings

Better Buildings partners have saved more than $1.3 billion on energy costs. Our new infographic explains how Better Buildings works and why it’s important.

May 6, 2016
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">This GIF shows how CO2 emissions vary across the United States. Each bar represents a 50x50 kilometer grid. Bar height is proportional to total CO2 emissions and bar color represents the type of CO2 emissions. Red bars represent proportionately more CO2 emissions from electricity generation (coal, gas and oil). Green bars represent CO2 emissions by other sources (such as ethanol production, iron-steel production and cement manufacture). Yellow/orange bars signify a mix of electricity and non-electricity sources. | GIF courtesy of Los Alamos National Lab.</div></div></div>
Plastic Bags Might Kickstart the Carbon Capture Industry

Research from the National Labs show that capturing CO2 from plastic bag and packaging plants could kickstart the carbon capture industry in the United States.

May 5, 2016
VIDEO: Getting Started on the Road to Clean Energy

A new program called Cyclotron Road connects clean energy entrepreneurs with the unique resources of our National Labs.