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February 7, 2018
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
While winter weather can bring magnificent snowy views, it isn’t always a pretty picture for your heating bill.
February 6, 2018
4 Questions With Dr. Gerald Curry
4 Questions With Dr. Gerald Curry
Dr. Gerald Curry sat down with us recently for a brief discussion as part of a Black History Month Blog Series.
February 5, 2018
Platooning Trucks to Cut Cost and Improve Efficiency
Platooning Trucks to Cut Cost and Improve Efficiency
Early studies have shown that 65% of current long-haul truck miles could potentially be platooned, reducing total truck fuel consumption by 4%.
February 1, 2018
Renaissance Services Industrialized Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Cuts Production Time in Half
Renaissance Services Industrialized Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Cuts Production Time in Half
Dan Sokol, managing partner at Ohio-based Renaissance Services, takes ceramics to a whole new level.
January 29, 2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Creates Fidget Spinner the Width of a Human Hair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) took on a singular challenge: construct a fidget spinner the width of a human hair.
January 25, 2018
Clemson Wind Testing Center
EERE Success Story—Clemson University to Test Next-Generation Wind Drivetrain
Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced a $35 million, five-year investment with Clemson University to test its new 9.5-MW gearbox.
January 24, 2018
Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
In the race to achieve U.S. energy independence, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office is running full speed ahead.
January 23, 2018
Wind Turbines in Extreme Weather: Solutions for Hurricane Resiliency
Wind Turbines in Extreme Weather: Solutions for Hurricane Resiliency
Offshore wind turbines on the Atlantic coast (as well as the Gulf Mexico) have several challenges to contend with—including hurricanes.
January 17, 2018
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
When Virginia Castro returned from temporary assignment to Puerto Rico, she brought back memories and lessons that transformed her perspective.
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