U.S. Department of Energy

Rocky Mountain Institute issues guide for greener cities

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released “The Carbon-Free City Handbook”, contains “no regrets actions” designed to enable cities around the world …

Cities

Northern Pass hydroelectric project gets DoE permit

The U.S. Department of Energy grants a Presidential Permit for Eversource Energy's (NYSE:ES) $1.6B Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project …

Business

The World's Most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine Will Be Tested At Clemson University

Through a new $35 million partnership, MHI Vestas aims to jumpstart the offshore wind power market in the U.S. by testing its new turbine at a cutting-edge facility.<p>In 2016, about 51 percent of new power capacity in the European Union came from the wind, according to energy association WindEurope. …

Clemson University

Secrets of succulents' water-wise ways revealed

Plant scientists at the University of Liverpool have revealed new insights into the mechanisms that allow certain plants to conserve water and …

Biology

A new window into electron behavior

For the first time, physicists have developed a technique that can peer deep beneath the surface of a material to identify the energies and momenta …

Physics

High-altitude observatory sheds light on origin of excess anti-matter

UMD-led HAWC collaboration suggests dark matter as possible culprit<p>A mountaintop observatory in Mexico, built and operated by an international team …

Physics

$1.6B Canada-To-New England Hydropower Project Wins Key Permit

Support the news<p>The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday awarded a key permit for a transmission project that would carry hydropower from Canada to …

New Hampshire

How the Alaska Pipeline Is Fueling the Push to Drill in the Arctic Refuge

The war over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) — one of the most contentious and enduring environmental fights in U.S. history — is once …

Yale

Portland to begin requiring energy scores for homes before they hit the market

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>The housing market in Portland has skyrocketed in the last few years, and now home sellers will have one more step to take …

Oregon

Who's Watching Hanford? EPA Presence Dwindling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is one of the government watchdogs monitoring the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear reservation. But recently …

Oregon

The Man Dead Set On Building an Offshore Wind Farm on Lake Erie

Lorry Wagner has Cleveland on track to lead a nascent offshore wind industry in the U.S., creating clean energy and jobs for a city in need of …

Lake Erie

UW receives top honors from CleanTech Alliance for research and support in energy innovation, industry partnerships

UW News<p>The CleanTech Alliance has presented the University of Washington with the organization’s 2017 CleanTech Achievement Award. The honor …

Clean Technology

Companies Turn to War Games to Spot Scarce Cybersecurity Talent

A major shipping company is under attack. With help from a corrupt executive, an international hacking syndicate called Scorpius, has penetrated the …

Cybersecurity

US restarts nuclear testing facility in Idaho after 23 years

U.S. officials have restarted an Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity.<p>The U.S. …

Energy

Facebook data center to be powered by $430 million wind farm in Nebraska

Construction has begun on a wind farm that will supply 100 percent of the power required to operate a Facebook data center in Papillion, Nebraska.<p>The …

Energy

Coal-fuelled China looks to lead in climate change response despite environment agenda laden with contradictions

Chinese President Xi Jinping last month promised that his country would take a “driving seat in international co-operation to respond to climate …

Climate

Progress in and promise of bacterial quorum sensing research

Review<p>Marvin Whiteley<br>• , Stephen P. Diggle<br>• & E. Peter Greenberg<p><i>Nature</i> <b>551</b>, 313–320 (16 November 2017)<br>• doi:10.1038/nature24624<br>• Download Citation<p>Received:<p>21 …

Biology

Hanford workers finish stabilizing collapsed tunnel

Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state have finished stabilizing a partially-collapsed tunnel containing radioactive wastes …

Business

The Nuclearization of Space

Photo by Waqas Mustafeez | CC BY 2.0The website <i>nuclear-news</i> this month has declared: “Nuclear Power and Space Exploration—theme for November 17.” …

Liberal View

Revolt: Bigger In Texas

If Texas were its own country, it would be the world's No. 4 producer of wind energy. Clean energy in the Lone Star State and across conservative …

Journalism

Puerto Rico requests $94.4 billion from U.S. Congress for rebuilding

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday requested $94.4 billion from Congress to rebuild the island's infrastructure, …

Caribbean

This is a test: How NERC plans to up the stakes for this year's GridEx disaster exercise

Later this week, utility officials and first responders will get the call they dread the most: A successful cyber and physical attack collapsed large …

Cybersecurity

Why Is Trump's Energy Department Lumping Coal and Nuclear Together?

Today, in the midst of United Nations climate change negotiations in Bonn, U.S. President Donald Trump’s envoys are hosting a parallel event …

Climate

New Jersey man sentenced for role in Russian uranium bribe scheme

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection with his role in arranging bribes for the awarding of contracts with Russia's state-owned nuclear energy corporation, the U.S. Justice Department said on …

Corruption

Fuel Cell X-Ray Study Details Effects of Temperature and Moisture on Performance

<b>Experiments at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source help scientists shed light on fuel-cell physics</b><p><b>By: Glenn Roberts Jr.</b><p>Like a well-tended greenhouse …

Fuel Cell

An all-electric yellow school bus will roll out in 2019

Meet Jouley<p>School buses, which transport some 25 million students each weekday, are a massive transit system prime for a tech upgrade. And it’s starting to get one. Thomas Built Buses, a North American subsidiary of German automaker Daimler, just announced that it will debut an all-electric version …

Electric Vehicles

When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create conditions for life?

Reservoirs of oxygen-rich iron between the Earth's core and mantle could have played a major role in Earth's history<p>Washington, DC -- Reservoirs of …

Geology

Seattle’s Cray jumps on Arm server train with new XC50 supercomputer

The strongest effort yet to see server processors based on Arm cores infiltrate the data center is well underway, and Cray announced plans Monday to …

Science

Synthetic circuits can harvest light energy

By organizing pigments on a DNA scaffold, an MIT-led team of researchers has designed a light-harvesting material that closely mimics the structure …

Biology

Rick Perry’s gaffe on fossil fuels helping prevent sexual assault

Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press fileEnergy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on July 18.<br …

Fossil Fuels