U.S. DOE Awards $60 Million to Accelerate Advancements in Zero-Emissions Vehicles

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:35:17 +0000

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $60 million for 24 research and development projects aimed at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from passenger cars and light- and heavy-duty trucks. The projects will help decarbonize the transportation sector and enhance the infrastructure needed to support the growing adoption of zero-emission vehicles — […]

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Using Direct Lithium Extraction To Secure U.S. Supplies

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 22:28:14 +0000

NREL Is Driving Innovation in Geothermal Lithium Extraction Through Research, Expertise, and Prize Incentives

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NREL & First Solar Celebrate Nearly 30 Years of Collaboration on Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Solar Cell Research

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 23:00:43 +0000

By Josh Rasmussen The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has more than 550 unique, active partners. One such partner is First Solar Inc. — a relationship that dates back to the early ‘90s. NREL and First Solar, then called Solar Cells Inc., have been collaboratively breaking ground on thin film solar technology for more than […]

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U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Seeks Public Feedback to Define Inadequate Electric Service Areas

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2021 19:33:42 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), and the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) released a Request for Information (RFI) to seek stakeholder input on factors to consider in relation to defining “an area where there is inadequate electric service,” which will inform future eligibility criteria for WPTO’s […]

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11 Energy-Related Inventions From Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Get More Funding

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2021 11:00:22 +0000

$9.6 million in federal and industry-matched funding will advance research projects

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What To Do With Food Waste? Well, That Depends

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2021 00:30:26 +0000

NREL Researchers Examine Disposal Methods as More Landfills Prepare To Shut Down

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Solar Desalination Prize Round 2 Seeks Innovative Desalination Technologies Combined With Storage

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 23:00:50 +0000

Second Round of Popular Prize Competition Open to Submissions Through July 15

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NREL Follows Up Groundbreaking LA100 Study With New Equity Strategies Initiative

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 23:10:27 +0000

Following the release of the groundbreaking Los Angeles 100% Renewable Energy Study (LA100), the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will again team up with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) on a comprehensive, community-driven effort to achieve a just and equitable 100% carbon-free future for all communities in […]

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Electric Vehicles Have Much Lower Maintenance Costs

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 22:20:22 +0000

This has been something that electric vehicle fans have been telling people for years. Whoops, I should say: decades. (Actually, BEV fans were probably even saying this more than a century ago.) Unfortunately, if you’ve taken a few economics courses or studied public policy research on transportation topics, you know that we humans are not […]

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Technology Commercialization Fund Awards NREL $5 Million To Bring More Tech To Market

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 22:25:32 +0000

Article courtesy of NREL, the U.S. Department of Energy. This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded 16 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awards through its Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). The $5 million funded by DOE — roughly a third of the available TCF budget allocated to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable […]

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