Department of Energy

Ford Dearborn Truck Plant Builds New 2014 F-150 Trucks

The 2014 American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit taking place in Washington DC next week couldn’t come at a more interesting time. News of increasing US manufacturing competiveness seems to be popping up all the time, boosted by the country’s energy production renaissance that has reduced feedstock costs for many manufacturers. This is rejuvenating… Keep reading →

Riffgat Offshore Wind Farm Nears Completion

The U.S. Department of Energy is back in the renewable energy-generation loan game. Not with a headlong dive, mind you. More like a toe in the water. The DOE this week conditionally agreed to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts, which aims to be among the first offshore wind… Keep reading →

Obama To Deliver Major Climate Change Speech

For those of us (and all of you) who’ve been urging the government to implement meaningful climate policy, the release last Monday of a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants has been a long time coming. But it finally came. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution rule for existing fossil-fueled power plants –… Keep reading →

Three Gorges Dam Project To Be Completed On May 20, 2006

Energy efficiency upgrades through DOE’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program have saved more than $730M on energy bills. On May 21, 2014, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that is Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has worked with 41 state and local governments and their partners to upgrade energy efficiency in more than 100,000 buildings, saving more than… Keep reading →

Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power To California Homes

Yesterday, an almond grove in California’s Central Valley hosted the opening of the world’s largest iron-chromium redox flow battery. Originally pioneered by NASA, these flow batteries are emerging as a promising way to store many hours of energy that can be discharged into the power grid when needed. Traditionally, electric generation follows the demands of the daily load cycle. But as more sources of renewable… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Permanent Nuclear Waste Storage Site

The annual MIT Venture Capital conference is a summit where VCs from Menlo Park to Boston come together and present their views on the next hottest startup investments to eager MBA students, entrepreneurs, and fellow investors. As global leaders in engineering and technology, it’s no surprise that MIT has always been a pillar for energy industry development,… Keep reading →

White House Officials Tour Chevy Volt Plant

The U.S. is not the clear, go-to nation for energy manufacturing. But it’s no longer the nation that businesses automatically leave when it comes time to scale up innovations to commercial production, said Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, and it’s critical that the U.S. seize the opportunity that presents. Speaking to the… Keep reading →

Aerials of U.S.-Canada Border Along The Niagara River

The US Department of Energy announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to 12 companies for investment in domestic manufacturing equipment today at the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit, a joint initiative of the DOE and the Council on Competitiveness. The Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit program – with $2.3 billion in total… Keep reading →

Anti-FTAA Protesters Clash With Police In Miami

Chevron is restarting a shale drilling campaign in Romania, which has met resistance from the local population. As many as 300 riot police are patrolling the site. [Natural Gas Europe] Platts’ Brian Scheid has written an interesting piece on the Department of Energy’s latest LNG export approval, for an additional 0.4 billion cubic feet per… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Permanent Nuclear Waste Storage Site

NRC has resumed safety review of the proposed Yucca Mountain waste repository in response to a U.S. appeals court order. On November 18, 2013, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced an Order directing its staff to complete the safety evaluation report (SER) on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) license application for the proposed Yucca Mountain… Keep reading →

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