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January 16, 2018
WVU Energy Institute geothermal DDU feasibility study.
Using Deep Geothermal to Heat and Cool Buildings and Reduce Energy Bills
You might not realize it, but beneath our feet lies a source of heat that can be tapped to provide heating and cooling
January 11, 2018
Lucid and LBNL Partnership Produces Free Tool to Save Energy
Lucid and LBNL Partnership Produces Free Tool to Save Energy
A free tool to benchmark a building’s energy use…and save money? That's the result of a partnership between Lucid Design Group and LBNL
January 10, 2018
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
Better Buildings’ Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) is breaking down barriers that low income communities face.
January 9, 2018
EERE Success Story—Archer Daniels Midland Partners with PNNL to Become a Leading Producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol
With the help of PNNL, Archer Daniels Midland is a leading producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol.
January 4, 2018
Five Fun Facts about NREL’s New Solar Windows Innovation
Five Fun Facts about NREL's New Solar Windows Innovation
A group of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists recently made a significant breakthrough in solar window efficiency.
December 20, 2017
A Tale of Two Trees - and Their LEDs
A Tale of Two Trees—and Their LEDs
America’s two best known Christmas trees are in full holiday-season glory right now, and they're saving energy at the same time.
December 19, 2017
While the first blog in this series focused on the floating foundations needed for U.S. offshore wind development in deep waters, this blog examines innovations in fixed-bottom foundations.
U.S. Conditions Drive Innovation in Offshore Wind Foundations
This blog is part of a series that explores offshore wind technical challenges that are different in the U.S. than in other countries.
December 18, 2017
EERE Supports 11 R&D 100 Winners
Every year, R&D Magazine chooses 100 cutting edge projects that represent the “best of the best."
December 13, 2017
Ask a Scientist - Paul Allen Johnson
In this new blog series, we ask Energy Department researchers about their life as scientists working with energy efficiency and renewable energy.
December 11, 2017
Offshore wind floating substructure designs: spar buoy (left), semisubmersible (middle), and tension-leg platform (right).
Floating Wind Power is Becoming a Reality
This blog is part of a series that explores offshore wind technical challenges that are different in the United States than in other countries.
December 11, 2017
EV with a little snow
4 Tips to Improve Electric Vehicle Battery Range this Winter
There are things you can do to stay warm and improve your EV range, including these four tips to get the most out of your EV battery this winter.
December 7, 2017
2018 Fuel Economy Guide
2018 Fuel Economy Guide
This year’s guide provides fuel economy ratings for over 1,000 light-duty vehicles, along with projected annual fuel costs and other information.
December 6, 2017
Sludge from a wastewater treatment plant
Q&A with Bioenergy Researchers: Making Biocrude and Biofuel from Human Waste
This Q&A with bioenergy researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discusses creating biocrude from human waste.
December 4, 2017
Computer Science Education Week
Decoding Biology: Computer Scientists Advancing Biofuel Research
This week is Computer Science Education Week (December 4–10), which raises awareness about the significance of computer sciences in many careers
November 30, 2017
5 Tips to Stay Warm This Winter
5 Tips To Stay Warm This Winter
Cold weather is just around the corner and preparing for winter now can save you money and keep you warmer when the cold air arrives.
November 29, 2017
Ask a Scientist - Caroline Draxl
Ask a Scientist - Caroline Draxl
In this new blog series, we ask Energy Department researchers about their life as scientists working with energy efficiency and renewable energy
November 28, 2017
An abandoned mine becomes home to renewable research
An Abandoned Mine Becomes Home to Renewable Research
Scientists conduct cutting-edge renewable energy research on behalf of the Geothermal Technologies Office
November 27, 2017
5 Things You Should Know About Water Power
What You Need to Know About Water Power
Hydropower accounts for about 6% of the nation’s electricity, generating renewable energy for American homes and businesses
November 21, 2017
How to Avoid an Energy Bill Spike on Thanksgiving
Tips to Lower Your Energy Bills This Holiday
Everything You Need to know to lower your energy bills this Thanksgiving
November 20, 2017
wind rd100 idaho national lab
EERE Success Story—Unique Software Offers Tool for Securing Transmission Grid at Maximum Efficiency
INL researchers are working with partners in industry and academia to use concurrent cooling from wind to make the electrical grid more efficient.
November 16, 2017
Clusters of high-impact infrastructure assets in New Orleans
Strengthening Community Resilience in New Orleans
An article on the Grid Analysis and Design for Energy and Infrastructure Resiliency for New Orleans project.
November 15, 2017
Sr. Scientist Sarah Kurtz gives a presentation to NREL Director Dan Arvizu, Dr. John Holdren, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Tech
Ask a Scientist - Dr. Sarah Kurtz
In this new blog series, we ask Energy Department researchers about their life as scientists working with energy efficiency and renewable energy.
November 13, 2017
An image of a air source heat pump in the snow
3 Advantages to Cold Climate Heat Pumps
Air-source heat pumps are now capable of delivering heating even in cold regions such as New England and the upper Midwest.
November 8, 2017
A woman looks at a checklist with a water heater in the background.
4 Do-It-Yourself Projects Saving You Money on Energy Bills
These 4 do-it-yourself projects will help you prepare for cold days ahead and save you money on your energy bills.
November 3, 2017
Aerial photo of a concentrating solar power plant
Concentrating Solar Power Could Provide the Flexibility and Reliability the U.S. Electric Grid Needs
Developments in concentrating solar thermal power could improve grid flexibility by unlocking new choices to better meet grid operator needs.