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Buckle Up For The #LabsRoadShow

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With the Fourth of July right around the corner, what’s more American than taking a road trip? Join us as we embark on the National Labs Road Show, a virtual journey to meet the people, places and extraordinary science of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories. The Road Show is happening here on Energy.gov, Instagram,… Keep reading →

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

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On June 19, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a program establishing Phase 2 of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The proposal would enhance standards for vehicles currently regulated under Phase 1 and aims… Keep reading →

California Faces Continued Energy Woes

As can be gleaned from recent reports in the popular and trade press, activity is swirling around energy storage systems, highlighted by Tesla’s April 30 announcement of its “Powerwall” residential energy backup system. “The development of economic, reliable energy storage systems is the missing link in the deployment of renewable energy, and in particular solar… Keep reading →

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The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

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A new study from the Becker Friedman Institute has challenged the economic benefits of energy efficiency for consumers. “The study of households who received federal subsidies to “weatherize” their homes found the efficiency investments cost far more than they save. So consumers may not be irrational when they pass up such investments: the programs simply aren’t as beneficial as… Keep reading →

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:   The Manhattan skyline is viewed from Brooklyn on May 5, 2015 in New York City. In an effort to reduce Manhattan's carbon footprint, New York's City Council is considering a bill that would limit the amount of external light commercial buildings may use when empty at night. If approved, the bill could alter the use of lights in nearly 40,000 structures and potentially change the iconic nighttime view of Manhattan. The controversial bill has received support from Mayor Bill de Blasio.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) recently finalized amendments to several regulations primarily concerning hazardous air pollutants.

Debate Continues into Future of UK Energy Generation

Earlier this month marked the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) annual convention, which was held this year in New Orleans and hosted 800 utility executives from June 7-10. The 2015 convention was an unusual one. In the past, the electrical utility industry has not always been especially interested in discussing alternative forms of energy. This year’s… Keep reading →

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 25:  Surface street traffic corsses above the US 101 freeway on April 25, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The nation's second largest city, Los Angeles, has again been ranked the worst in the nation for ozone pollution and fourth for particulates by the American Lung Association in it's annual air quality report card. Ozone is a component of smog that forms when sunlight reacts with hydrocarbon and nitrous oxide emissions. Particulates pollution includes substances like dust and soot.   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

In the US, total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the transportation sector (27 percent in 2013) are closely trailing greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector (31 per cent in 2013). According to the US EPA, the majority of such transportation-related CO2 emissions result from the “combustion of petroleum-based products, like gasoline, in internal combustion… Keep reading →

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The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

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