Tag: Department of Energy

SuperTruck efficiency project gets $80 million to double long-haul truck fuel mileage

SuperTruck efficiency project gets $80 million to double long-haul truck fuel mileage

SuperTruck II projects hope to improve long-haul truck efficiency by 100% relative to best-in-class 2009 truck Washington has launched the $80 million SuperTruck II efficiency project to improve the fuel efficiency of long-haul trucks. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar says SuperTruck II is subject to congressional appropriations, for research, development and demonstration of long-haul tractor-trailer truck technology. Sarkar […]

Advanced nuclear power reactors get DOE investment, political support

Advanced nuclear power reactors get DOE investment, political support

Moniz says Administration supports nuclear power generation “to power America for years to come” Energy Minister Ernest Moniz says the American government will spend up to $80 million to support research into advanced nuclear power generation in support of the White House’s goal to produce more “carbon-free energy.” The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced […]

By January 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Energy Dept. drilling deep test borehole for nuclear waste dump

Energy Dept. drilling deep test borehole for nuclear waste dump

Over 40 years ago, scientists suggested the idea of disposing of nuclear weapons production waste in holes drilled miles into granite The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Battelle Memorial Institute-led team to drill a test borehole of over 16,000 feet into a crystalline basement rock formation near Rugby, North Dakota. One of the […]

By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Savanah River Site project to turn weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear reactor fuel delayed

Savanah River Site project to turn weapons-grade plutonium into nuclear reactor fuel delayed

Savanah River Site project delay may end up costing DOE $1M a day COLUMBIA, S.C. _ Gov. Nikki Haley has warned the Department of Energy she expects South Carolina to collect a $1 million daily fine for the agency’s failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel deadline. In a letter obtained by The Associated […]

By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Majority of American voters concerned about high ethanol mandates – poll

Majority of American voters concerned about high ethanol mandates – poll

According to DOE’s fuel economy website, fuel costs can be significantly higher when consumers use higher ethanol blends WASHINGTON, DC – Seventy-eight per cent of registered voters are concerned that breaching the ethanol blend wall could drive up the cost of gasoline for consumers and reduce the nation’s fuel supply (91 per cent of Republicans, 80 […]

By November 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Clean energy tech accelerating in US marketplace – DOE

Clean energy tech accelerating in US marketplace – DOE

‘2015 Revolution…Now’ shows dramatic cost reductions continue to drive adoption of clean energy technologies WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial in Paris, which serves as a lead-up to the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released the 2015 Revolution…Now report, which details the state of several clean energy technologies in […]

By November 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Feds assisting Indian tribes to develop energy resources

Feds assisting Indian tribes to develop energy resources

White House reaffirms commitment to strengthen government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior to assist Indian Tribes throughout the United States to develop their energy resources. The MOU is expected to be […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cyber security of energy infrastructure: Energy Dept. invests $34 million in R&D

Cyber security of energy infrastructure: Energy Dept. invests $34 million in R&D

Energy department investment in cyber security projects with Univ. of Arkansas, Univ. of Illinois Cyber security is increasingly a concern for American businesses, including the nation’s electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure. The US Energy Department will spend more than $34 million on two projects intended to help protect that infrastructure from cyber security threats. The […]

By October 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Energy Department invests more than $20 million to advance fuel cell technologies

Energy Department invests more than $20 million to advance fuel cell technologies

More than 50,000 fuel cells were shipped worldwide in 2014, while sales were up almost $1 billion, reaching $2.2 billion total The fuel cell industry is growing rapidly – almost doubling sales last year – and Washington is betting there will be plenty more growth in coming  years. According to the US Energy Department’s 2014 […]

By October 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Clean Power Plan: Obama announces $1 billion of loan guarantees

Clean Power Plan: Obama announces $1 billion of loan guarantees

Clean Power Plan supports distributed renewable energy projects, additional funding for solar power generation President Barack Obama today announced more than $1 billion to drive innovation and accelerate the clean energy economy, according to the Department of Energy. As part of the President’s Clean Power Plan, DOE’s Loan Programs Office is making up to one billion dollars in […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →