Do We Still Need Hydropower?

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 03:43:52 +0000

The Truth Behind Hydropower’s Role in Our Battle Against Climate Change In 2022, journalist Ezra Klein posed a question to the Reddit community: “Why is it that no one seems to talk about hydropower anymore?” It is a good question. And a handful of Redditors answered. Dams have displaced people, one … [continued]

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New U.S. DOE Report on Accelerating Deployment of Grid Solutions to Lower Costs & Improve Reliability

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2024 00:34:24 +0000

DOE Releases New Report on Accelerating Deployment of Grid Solutions to Lower Costs and Improve Reliability WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the release of its latest Pathways to Commercial Liftoff report, focused on unleashing the potential of advanced grid solutions. “Pathways to Commercial Liftoff: Innovative … [continued]

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U.S. DOE Commercial Heat Pump Initiative Brings Together Multiple Partners

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2024 15:10:10 +0000

The US Department of Energy is bringing together a diverse group of manufacturers and  businesses to promote the development of advanced heat pump technology for commercial buildings. The program is called the Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator, which says in its mission statement: “Compared with conventional packaged rooftop units (RTUs) … [continued]

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NAWI Awarded Funding To Continue To Accelerate Research & Development For A Secure Water Future

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 00:06:33 +0000

A research consortium led by Berkeley Lab, along with three other national labs, will continue to lead a DOE desalination hub to drive innovation for sustainable water security The National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI), which is led by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has … [continued]

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Nickel-Mining Plants To Juice EV Battery Supply Chain

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:20:36 +0000

A new, plant-based source of nickel could help spare the EV battery supply chain from the burden of environmental impacts related to mining.

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Biden–Harris Administration Announces $180 Million Investment in School Energy Infrastructure as Part of Investing in America Agenda

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 02:25:42 +0000

Funding Supports K-12 Public Schools for Energy Upgrades that Lower Costs and Create Healthy Learning Environments WASHINGTON D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) opened applications for the 2024 Renew America’s Schools Prize, which will award $180 million to districts … [continued]

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Biden-Harris Admin Launches Clean Energy Connector to Bring Nearly $15 Million in Annual Energy Savings to Up to 40,000 Low-Income Households

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 01:49:43 +0000

Families in New Mexico, Illinois, and Washington D.C. will now Have Access to Community Solar Through HHS’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Biden-Harris Administration, through a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), … [continued]

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U.S. DOE Invests $44 Million to Advance a Clean, Reliable Electric Grid

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2024 01:41:14 +0000

Funding Will Develop Tools to Clear Interconnection Queues and Improve Reliability During Extreme Weather Disruptions WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of eleven projects to receive $34 million for tools to advance a clean, reliable electricity grid run on wind and solar energy. DOE … [continued]

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300 Million Home Sales Prove It: Wind Turbines Don’t Kill Property Values After All

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2024 15:15:16 +0000

Yet another study pulls the rug out from under the “property values” argument against wind turbines and utility-scale wind farms.

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US Green Hydrogen Industry Kicks Into High Gear, Politics Or Not

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2024 16:24:49 +0000

The US green hydrogen industry gets a leg up from rare bipartisan legislation aimed at cutting costs and increasing production.

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