Washington DC --- The Natural Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary Energy Advisory Board today submitted its final 90-day report on recommendations to reduce the environmental impacts from shale gas production to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Earlier this year, President Obama announced a plan for U.S. energy security in which he instructed the Secretary of Energy to work with other agencies, the natural gas industry, states, and environmental experts to improve the safety of shale gas development.
Biofuels hold great potential not only for reducing our dependence on foreign oil, but also for creating new jobs and economic opportunities for America’s rural communities (a billion tons-worth of opportunities, to be exact).
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.