The Value of Wind Energy

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:25:35 +0000

PNNL teams evaluate the value of wind energy off the coast of Oregon and in rural Alaska. Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. By Mary Ann Showalter, PNNL Two teams of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have shown that wind energy offers logistical, economic, and environmental value to consumers and utilities from the coast of […]

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Solar Gets Local: How the SolSmart Program Drives Deployment in Communities

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:32:02 +0000

Local jurisdictions are where the rubber meets the road for clean energy deployment. With the right resources, local governments can make solar energy adoption easier and more affordable for homes and businesses alike. At the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), we know that getting the right information in the right hands is crucial to meeting […]

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New “Solar Power in Your Community” Guidebook

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 22:17:26 +0000

DOE’s “Solar Power in Your Community” Provides Proven Strategies for Local Governments to Increase Equitable Access to Clean Power, Solar App+ Online Tool Cuts Solar Permit Time to Less than One Day WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the third edition of Solar Power in Your Community, DOE’s guidebook to help local governments unlock environmental and […]

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Electricity Regulation with Equity & Justice for All

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 00:10:35 +0000

Berkeley Lab report outlines systemic changes needed to advance equity in electric utility regulation. By Kiran Julin Poring over the line items on your monthly electricity bill may not sound like an enticing way to spend an afternoon, but the way electricity bills are structured has a significant impact on equitable energy access and distribution. For example, […]

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NREL Scientists Dive Into Data In Search Of Answers

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:00:08 +0000

Escape into nature. Inhale the mountain air. Glimpse a hawk kiting on the wind. These are the experiences Lindy Williams cherishes as a born-and-raised Coloradan. They are also the experiences she is working to preserve for others as a data scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). With that mission in mind, Williams immerses […]

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How To Grow U.S. Offshore Wind Power

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 04:00:03 +0000

Report details regional and national strategies to support the Administration’s goals for offshore wind deployment. The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the release of a report that outlines regional and national strategies to accelerate U.S. offshore wind deployment and operation. The report summarizes the current status of offshore wind in the United States, describes […]

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Happy Hours: Energy Storage Could Support the Grid Every Hour of the Day, All Year Long

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 02:50:09 +0000

Latest Phase of Storage Futures Study Finds the Grid Operates More Efficiently With High Levels of Energy Storage Across All Studied System Configurations and Grid Mixes

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U.S. DOE Awards $8.4 Million for Accessing Geothermal Potential from Abandoned Oil & Gas Wells

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 02:47:24 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today selected four new projects to receive up to $8.4 million to establish new geothermal energy and heat production from abandoned oil and gas wells. With this funding, DOE is partnering with existing well owners and operators to use their idle or unproductive wells to access otherwise untapped geothermal […]

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First Realistic Portraits of Squishy Layer that’s Key to Battery Performance

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 14:28:56 +0000

Cryo-EM snapshots of the solid-electrolyte interphase, or SEI, reveal its natural swollen state and offer a new approach to lithium-metal battery design. Originally published by the SLAC National Accelerator Lab. By Glennda Chui Lithium metal batteries could store much more charge in a given space than today’s lithium-ion batteries, and the race is on to […]

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