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Accelerator On A Chip

Nano Tech 2005 Highlights Latest Nano Technology

Could tiny chips no bigger than grains of rice do the job of a huge particle accelerator? At full potential, a series of these “accelerators on a chip” could boost electrons to the same high energies achieved in SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s 2-mile linear accelerator in a distance of just 100 feet. This could make accelerators a lot… Keep reading →

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WASHINGTON – As part of a continued push to encourage energy innovation and commercialization, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) today issued their first solicitation for proposals that help bring cutting-edge energy technologies to market. The office’s Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) has been newly infused this year with $20 million from… Keep reading →

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

On February 4, 2015, the White House released a fact sheet describing its efforts to create a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”.

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Imagine a mother reading a story to her child. They’re snuggled up in a chair, the soft lamplight illuminating their storybook as a cold winter wind blows outside the window. It’s a scene we often take for granted – a book, the light to read it by and a warm, comfortable home – yet all… 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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The newest measure of the oil industry’s falling fortunes came on Tuesday in the form of a $3.3 billion fourth-quarter loss reported by BP. [The NY Times] Germany has overtaken the UK in the rate at which it is installing wind turbines at sea, industry figures show. [The Guardian] NV Energy is proposing “grandfathering” existing… Keep reading →

10 Things I Love About My Electric Vehicle

German Summit On Electric Mobility

The stars aligned for me a couple years back.  My employer opened a new employee parking garage equipped with 36 plug-in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, and I was ready to park my pickup for a more fuel-efficient daily commuter. I’d still need the truck to pull our trailer and take trips to the home… Keep reading →

Ethanol Industry Threatened By Midwest Drought

If the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) were a candidate in this election year, its track record would invite landslide defeat. Editorial boards of major newspapers are now echoing what a diverse coalition of restaurant associations, grocers, producers of poultry, pork and beef, environmental non-profits and anti-hunger groups have been saying for years. Arguing that “there… Keep reading →

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“The Department of Energy welcomes Dr. Michael Witherell as the new director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Mike’s background includes key academic, research, and management roles as a leading particle physicist teaching at some of America’s finest universities, former director of DOE’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Presidential Chair in Physics at UC Santa… Keep reading →

Ford Launches Fifth Plug-In Hybrid Car At Michigan Plant

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $58 million in funding for vehicle technology advancements and released a report highlighting the successes of DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program while touring the newest vehicle technologies at the Washington Auto Show today. Continuing the Obama Administration’s commitment to supporting… Keep reading →

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