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July 27, 2011
The OpenHydro turbines are designed to be deployed directly on the seabed and are silent and invisible from the surface.
 | Courtesy of Snohomish PUD
Harnessing Tidal Power, While Protecting Marine Life

Underwater turbines are set to unleash the energy of tidal waters 35 miles NW of Seattle in a pilot project. At peak tidal currents, the two turbines could generate more than 1 MW of electricity – enough to power about 700 American homes. Learn more about tidal turbines and what PNNL is doing to protect marine life.

July 25, 2011
U.S. Department of Energy and India Partner to Advance Accelerator and Particle Detector Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that it has signed an agreement with the Indian Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to help advance scientific discovery in the field of accelerator and particle detector research.

July 20, 2011
Today's Forecast: Improved Wind Predictions

Accurate weather forecasts are critical for making energy sources -- including wind and solar -- dependable and predictable.

July 8, 2011
Energy Matters Mailbag

This edition of the mailbag tackles follow-up questions from our Energy Matters discussion on breaking our reliance on foreign oil.

June 22, 2011
Distributed Energy

Distributed energy consists of a range of smaller-scale and modular devices designed to provide electricity, and sometimes also thermal energy, in locations close to consumers.

June 10, 2011
Similar system to the clustering tool that will manufacture TroyCap’s High Energy Density Nanolaminate Capacitor | Credit: TroyC
Innovative High Energy Density Capacitor Design Offers Potential for Clean Energy Applications

Can you imagine a photovoltaic module that’s able to generate and store electricity on its own? Or an electric vehicle (EV) powered by a technology more durable than the advanced batteries in today’s EVs? Innovative solid-state nanocapacitors are making this clean technology possible.

June 8, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource.

May 5, 2011
Secretary Chu Tasks Environmental, Industry and State Leaders to Recommend Best Practices for Safe, Responsible Development of America's Onshore Natural Gas Resources

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a group of environmental, industry and state regulatory experts who will make recommendations to improve the safety and environmental performance of natural gas hydraulic fracturing from shale formations - harnessing a vital domestic energy resource while ensuring the safety of our drinking water and the health of the environment.