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October 20, 2010
Winter Fuels Season is Right Around the Corner

Weather changes have an impact on the way our nation uses our energy resources, particularly heating fuels.

October 13, 2010
Offshore Wind Project Surges Ahead in South Carolina

The Center for Marine and Wetland Studies studies wind speed data from buoys, which have been measuring wind speed and direction for the past year.

October 12, 2010
Caithness Shephards Flat: The Largest Wind Farm Project in the World

Oregon-based project will set the bar high for future wind energy projects.

October 6, 2010
Growth in Solar Means Growth in Ohio

Solarbuzz reports that global demand soared by 54 percent in the second quarter of 2010.

September 21, 2010
Harness the Power of the Sun

If you're remodeling or constructing a new home, think of passive solar design as a viable option.

September 16, 2010
One Man's Trash is Another Man's Fuel

The average American throws away more than 900 pounds of trash every year, and as the organic waste degrades it produces methane gas. Some landfills are now exploring ways to use it rather than venting the gas directly into the atmosphere.

September 16, 2010
Unearthing Geothermal's Potential

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced $20 million towards the research and development of non-conventional geothermal energy technologies in three areas: low temperatures fluids, geothermal fluids recovered from oil and gas wells and highly pressurized geothermal fluids.

September 16, 2010
Secretary Chu Highlights Clean Energy Opportunities in Montana

The Secretary visited the Montana Economic Development, which highlighted several energy projects around the state boosted by the Recovery Act.

September 14, 2010
A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity

With better forecasting, utilities can more reliably connect variable power sources such as wind energy with electricity grids, and can decrease their need for back-up energy sources such as natural gas and hydropower.