Partnering with USDA, the Energy Department has created the State Energy Extension Partnership to equip America’s farm families and rural small businesses with the efficiency tools, resources and training needed to reduce energy costs.
A new carbon capture project in Port Arthur, Texas, gives us a glimpse into a future where CCUS technologies are widely used across industry and power production to capture and utilize CO2, without releasing it into the air.
The Energy Information Administration has launched a new state data portal that can help you answer this question, compare energy usage and production across states, and map America's energy infrastructure.
Watch here: Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Microsoft Founder and Chairman Bill Gates hold a fireside chat at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, where the two exchanged ideas about how small businesses and innovators can get off the ground successfully.
For most people, the notion that the green gunk coating various pond and river bottoms is a potential fuel source sounds like science fiction. But the fact is, several projects sponsored by the Energy Department are actively developing various ways to turn that “green gunk”, called algae, into a renewable and sustainable transportation fuel that will help reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
Today the President issued guidance on accelerating technology transfer and commercialization from federally-funded research. In line with the President's call, the Energy Department will be taking a leading role in answering this call, including taking a comprehensive look at the metrics we utilize to assess our Tech Transfer activities.
For many, a barrel of oil is almost synonymous with its most prominent product, gasoline. While almost 40% of a barrel of oil is used to produce gasoline, the rest is used to produce a host of products including jet fuel and plastics and many industrial chemicals. As the United States works to reduce its dependence on foreign oil, we must recognize the complexity of that dependence and work to replace the whole barrel.
To create jobs and lead in the global clean energy economy, the Obama Administration has made a point of supporting game-changing innovations – including the Energy Department’s Advance Research Programs Agency for Energy (ARPA-E).