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

CAN WE TURN CARBON DIOXIDE INTO FUEL, RATHER THAN A POLLUTANT? A group of researchers asked that question and found a way to say yes. In a new study from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers were able to convert carbon dioxide into a usable… Keep reading →

Using X-Rays To Zap The Zika Virus

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The Zika virus is a growing public health crisis. We don’t yet have a vaccine or drug treatment to combat the spreading problem, but a team of researchers just got a big step closer. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Purdue University used powerful X-rays from the Advanced Photon Source atArgonne National Laboratory. Argonne,… Keep reading →

Reading, Pennsylvania Struggles To Overcome Vast Swaths Of Poverty

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today has selected Argonne National Laboratory to lead a consortium of university, private sector and national laboratory partners for a new, medium- and heavy-duty truck technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Truck Research Utilizing Collaborative Knowledge (TRUCK) program. The multidisciplinary consortium, includes Cummins… Keep reading →


Under Secretary for Science and Energy Orr Announces Next Steps in Pursuit of Exascale Supercomputing to Accelerate Major Scientific Discoveries and Engineering Breakthroughs. Argonne, Ill. – Today, U.S. Department of Energy Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards that continue to advance U.S. leadership in developing… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Oil Rig Count Continues To Plunge, with a Baker Hughes rig survey reporting the number of rigs is down 30% from November. “America’s oil and gas drillers laid down 98 rigs last week, 84 oil rigs and 14 gas rigs. The number of rigs drilling horizontal wells into shale formations topped out at 1,372 in… Keep reading →

National Renewable Energy Lab Tests Green Energies In Colorado

  Awards recognize innovative research with commercial potential U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in recognition of exceptional new… Keep reading →


Fuel cells — a clean energy technology that generates electricity using hydrogen and air — hold the promise of helping us dramatically reduce our dependence on oil while reducing air pollution. Yet, the high costs of fuel cell catalysts, which rely on expensive precious metals like platinum and can account for up to 50 percent of… Keep reading →

Greenland:  A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

The damage already done will take its toll US Department of Energy (DOE), like energy bureaucracies elsewhere, prefers to avoid unpleasant subjects whenever possible. But occasionally, the bad news cannot be avoided. A report released by the DOE in July 2013 warns that the nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly… Keep reading →

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s fuel economy measurement system fails to factor in several metrics that could shed light on the fuel efficiency of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, according to Mike Duoba, Vehicle Systems Research Engineer at Argonne National Laboratory. The EPA bears responsibility for generating information on vehicle fuel economy for all new cars… Keep reading →

It’s been sixty years since Argonne National Laboratory director Walter Zinn scribbled into his log book, “Electricity flows from atomic energy. Rough estimate indicates 45 kw.”

At 1:23pm on December 20, 1951 nuclear powered electricity worked for the first time, lighting four light bulbs in the lab. Keep reading →

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