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More Utilities Are Shifting to Renewable Energy

“Renewables — including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, waste heat and small-scale hydroelectric — accounted for a whopping 49 percent of new U.S. electric…
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EDF: Green Trucks Good for the Planet and Business

Heavy trucks haul about 70 percent of U.S. freight, gobbling nearly 2.5 million barrels of oil per day while producing nearly half-a-billion tons…
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DOE Helps Sprint Put Fuel Cells on Cell Towers

What do you get when you cross a fuel cell with a cell tower? Would that be a fuel tower? Or perhaps a…
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Plastic-Dissolving Spray Could Shrink Landfills

PlasTek, a plastic-dissolving spray, was the brain child of some BYU students, and now it is poised to reduce landfill volume, degrade plastics…
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CH2M Hill’s Run as a Top Environmental Firm Dates to Rocky Flats

There are good reasons that CH2M Hill is consistently ranked as the top U.S. environmental firm, but for those with long memories the…
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What is the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard?

The need for deriving financial value from under-utilized resources, for cost savings in energy consumption, and the necessity of fulfilling each organizations bottom…
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Hydrokinetics: The Biggest Source of Renewable Energy You Never Heard Of

One potentially large source of renewable energy that has received very little attention is hydrokinetics, the production of energy from the flow of…
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Are Venture Capital Funds Much Worse at Picking Winners Than the Government?

According to a new research from Harvard Business School about 75 percent of U.S. venture-backed start-ups fail to return investors' capital. On the…
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Wind Power: Pros and Cons

When we think of wind power, we generally think of those large high tech towers with slowly spinning blades that have sprung recently…
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Study: Renewables Could Produce 80% of Our Electricity by 2050

A report released last week by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that using renewables to provide the lion’s share of…
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Fuel Cell Energy: Pros and Cons

What exactly is a fuel cell? You can think of it as a battery that you add fuel to, in order to keep…
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Driving the U.S. Forward as a World Leader in Innovation

Heralding the need for a second industrial revolution for clean, affordable energy, Steven Chu stated "America is the most innovative company in the…
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Can Synthetic Biology Produce Cheaper Biofuel? Should It?

News out of Washington at year-end included an announcement from the Department of Energy (DOE) concerning a breakthrough at the Joint BioEnergy Institute…
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The Problem with Politicizing Solyndra

“As much as I wish to be able to answer the members’ questions, I have been advised by my counsel that it is…
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DOE Awards $15 Million for Electric Vehicle Adoption Programs

The DOE awarded ~$15 million for 16 projects in 24 states and DC 'to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles across the nation…