Report Notes Continued Growth of Hybrid Power Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:29:23 +0000

Hybrid power plants continue to be deployed across the U.S., with almost 300 such facilities (all with 1 MW or more of generation capacity) operating at the end of last year. An August 2022 report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, based on research funded by the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and […]

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Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Valuable Resource—Not a Waste

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:17:34 +0000

Did you know that more than 90% of the potential energy that exists in fuel rods when they’re loaded into commercial nuclear reactors still remains in the fuel after five years of operation? Well, that’s

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DOE Grants California’s Request to Revise Civil Nuclear Credit Program Eligibility, Extends Deadline

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:39:06 +0000

The Department of Energy (DOE) has revised eligibility criteria for the first-award cycle of its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) program and extended its application period to Sept. 6, 2022. The action responds to a request for adjustments from the California governor’s office to better address Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E’s) 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon […]

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Large-Scale Enhanced Geothermal System Trial Successfully Completed

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2022 18:33:40 +0000

A federally backed effort to advance enhanced geothermal system (EGS) technologies in Utah marked a significant milestone with successful completion of its first large-scale 10-day simulation in a deep-deviated well. The U.S. Department of Energy’s  (DOE’s) Utah Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), which is sited near the town of Milford on the […]

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The Regulatory Structures or Economic Opportunities that are Driving—or Hindering—Building Electrification

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 19:51:11 +0000

Although the electricity generation and transportation sectors account for a far greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than the residential and commercial building sector, policy makers are targeting building electrification as a means for making a significant contribution to economy-wide emission reductions. Federal, state, and local governments are using various policy levers toward this goal, […]

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Massive Utah Hydrogen Storage Project Garners Finalized $504M DOE Loan Guarantee

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 11:36:08 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first official loan guarantee for a new clean energy technology project since 2014 will go to the Advanced Clean Energy Storage 1 project in Utah—one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen energy projects.  The DOE on June 8 announced it closed on the $504.4 million loan guarantee for the first […]

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DOE Q&A: Assistant Secretary Dr. Kathryn Huff Discusses Top Priorities for Nuclear Energy

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 20:00:46 +0000

The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) on June 8 shared an interview with Dr. Kathryn Huff, the DOE’s new assistant secretary for nuclear energy. Huff was confirmed by the Senate earlier this month and takes over a $1.7 billion research and development portfolio for the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). Prior to her confirmation, she served […]

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Biden Pausing Solar Tariffs, Pushes for U.S. Production

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 17:12:13 +0000

The White House is moving to support the solar power industry, including U.S. manufacturing of solar panels and other equipment, by pausing tariffs on imported solar panels from four Southeast Asian countries. The 24-month moratorium announced June 6 will exist while U.S. officials continue to look at the practices of Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, […]

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Peptoids Add Spice To New Biofuel Formula For Aircraft & More

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 16:05:29 +0000

lignin biofuel waste reduction green chemistry PNNLAs much as we love electric airplanes over here at CleanTechnica, zero emission flight at any significant scale is still years away. That’s why aviation stakeholders are so keen on biofuel. Cost and supply chain issues block the way, but a team of US researchers in the Pacific Northwest has just come up with a […]

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