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November 14, 2016
Move Over Platinum, We Want Nickel!

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory developed a new catalyst for turning CO2 into fuel that is much cheaper and works much better than the platinum used today.

October 21, 2016
Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory found a way to turn carbon dioxide into a fuel that can be used in vehicles today.

October 19, 2016
Aerial view of Enel Green Power North America’s Stillwater plant in Fallon, Nevada, the first triple hybrid renewable energy plant. | All photos courtesy of Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
This Hybrid Power Plant Combines 3 Clean Energy Sources in One

Engineers at Idaho National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory helped build the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant. It combines geothermal power, solar panels and concentrating solar power into one reliable energy source.

September 28, 2016
6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future

How wind, solar, LEDs and electric vehicles are leading the way in America's clean energy revolution, visualized in six simple charts.

September 13, 2016
What is Mission Innovation?

Learn more about clean energy R&D at the Energy Department and our approach to providing solutions to climate change through new initiatives called Mission Innovation and the Breakthrough Energy Coalition.

August 18, 2016
 Plants capture CO2 and convert it into sugars that store energy. | Public Domain photo.
A New Leaf: Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back Into Fuel

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory found a way to recycle CO2 back into fuel, much the same way plants absorb and convert it.

August 11, 2016
A CO2 laser melts a rod of solid sapphire and draws a sapphire optical fiber. Sapphire has a high melting point, which can withstand the brutal conditions inside gas turbine engines and solid oxide fuel cells. | Photo courtesy of National Energy Technology Laboratory.
The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors

National Lab scientists are building special sensors to see and hear inside turbine engines, boilers, gasifiers and fuel cells.

May 31, 2016
Global Energy Leaders Gather in California to Drive Clean Energy Development and Deployment

Goal of meetings will be to expand international collaboration in clean energy research, development, demonstration and deployment to combat climate change.

May 27, 2016
Secretary Moniz sits with Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathy Sullivan (center) and Energy Department Senior Advisor Melanie Kenderdine (right) at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Department of Energy.
Gathering All Our Talents to Revolutionize Clean Energy

Secretary Moniz talked to us about why it's important to encourage women across the world to study clean energy in advance of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium on May 31.

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.