Finding ways to grow biofuels faster and more efficiently is key to unlocking the huge potential these sustainable energy resources have as a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels for transportation, says the Department of Energy (DOE).
Zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV), now being driven in California and the Northeast, are powered by hydrogen, and like traditional gasoline vehicles, these vehicles must be refueled. Sunita Satyapal, director of the Energy Department`s Fue
Berkeley Lab`s Materials Project, a database of material properties available to researchers to `accelerate innovation,` recently released a large amount of data to the public, giving scientists working on fuel cells, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics and other advance
The nation`s biggest net zero commercial building retrofit, the Net Zero Plus Electric Training Institute (NZP-ETI), was recently dedicated in Greater Los Angeles. The Department of Energy (DOE) defines a `zero net energy (ZNE) building` as one w
The North American Energy Collaboration, comprising Canada, Mexico and the U.S., is making progress, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says. At last week s Clean Energy Ministerial and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial in San Francisco,
- DOE s Wind Program will partner with the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) to support the long-term viability of the Wind for Schools program. DOE says that the partnership is part of a broader effort to not only support the growth of the program, but to als
The Department of Energy will provide $4 million in funding for four research and development projects to assess the occurrence of rare-earth minerals and other critical materials that play a vital role in many clean energy technologies, including solar panels, wind turbines and el
To increase the awareness of energy-efficient buildings in the U.S. real estate marketplace, CoStar, partnering with DOE, will display energy-efficiency and energy performance information in CoStarPs online property databases.
Since the Energy Department (DOE) launched the SunShot Initiative in 2011 with a goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with traditional sources of electricity by 2020, solar deployment has grown more than 10-fold in the U.S., DOE says. There are now
A public database that allows users to quickly review the status of 38 clean energy policies across all 50 states was recently launched by the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University and The Nature Conservancy. The State Policy Opportunity Tracker (SPOT) for Clea