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August 11, 2011
Total potential biomass resources by county in the contiguous U.S. from the baseline scenario of the Update (Figure 6.4, page 159) | Map from Billion-Ton Update
Billion-Ton Update: Home-Grown Energy Resources Across the Nation

Biofuel jobs could be coming to a community near you, according to a collaborative report released yesterday by the Energy Department that details the huge potential of U.S.-produced biomass.

August 5, 2011
Department of Energy Finalizes a $967 Million Loan Guarantee to Support the Agua Caliente Solar Project

Arizona Project Expected to Generate Approximately 400 Jobs

August 2, 2011
Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal

SUNPATH Program Will Boost American Competitiveness, Lower Cost of Solar Energy

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. They include fossil and renewable energy technologies (e.g., photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, microturbines, reciprocating engines, fuel cells, combustion turbines, and steam turbines); energy storage devices (e.g., batteries and flywheels); and combined heat and power systems.