A breakthrough project in Texas is using carbon capture, utilization and storage technology to safely secure carbon dioxide pollution underground while providing an economic benefit and increasing our energy security.
ItWe often associate renewable energy as future, forward-thinking technology. However, just as in the case of da Vinci’s curved mirror – many of these technologies are based on centuries old concepts and inventions.
These new PowerSaver loans will offer homeowners up to $25,000 to make the energy efficient improvements of their choice as well as renewable energy systems such as solar panels and geothermal systems.
Energy Empowers delivers stories about people like you taking both large and small steps to save energy, advance clean energy technologies, and build a more energy efficient and sustainable energy economy.
Some of my favorite reminders of the rapid strides we are taking toward a clean energy future are the daily stories we feature on our Energy Empowers clean energy blog, and yesterday, we launched our brand new redesigned Energy Empowers Web site.
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.
With the wind industry supporting nearly 20,000 direct jobs -- along with more than 30,000 manufacturing jobs in its supply chain -- extending the production tax credit will help continue to fuel job creation.
In the most rigorous analyses undertaken to date, two recently released resource assessments show that waves and tidal currents off the nation's coasts contain enough energy to provide a significant portion our nation’s total annual electricity usage.
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.
Teams at two of the Energy Department's laboratories are making headway on two projects that will enable building a new lithium battery that charges faster, lasts longer, runs more safely, and might also arrive on the market in the not-too-distant future. Learn more.
These are exciting times for fusion energy. Today I’m sharing that excitement with several hundred scientists at a conference on Inertial Fusion Science Applications in Bordeaux, France. These scientists, along with scientists and others around the world, have shown great interest in our National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Lab,
Earlier this week, the Congressional Budget Office issued a new report that highlights the important role a clean energy standard could have in creating the clean energy jobs of the future at minimal cost to consumers. The report evaluates several proposed clean and renewable energy standards, running them through a variety of models to deter
Entrepreneurs from Durham-based solar startup Semprius teamed with Governor Bev Purdue to announce the company’s plan to build a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Henderson. The factory is expected to create more than 250 full-time jobs over the next five years, which is a particular boon for Henderson, where the county unemployment rate reached 13.3% in May.
Pioneering startup Innovalight partnered with NREL to invent the first liquid silicon on the market. When paired with Innovalight’s industrial screen printing process, this silicon ink technology offers a novel path to producing solar cells with higher conversion efficiencies at lower cost.