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Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

Guest on The Infra Blog: Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States Secretary of Energy

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Dr. Ernest Moniz on The Infra Blog

As United States Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz is tasked with implementing critical Department of Energy missions in support of President Obama’s goals of growing the economy, enhancing security and protecting the environment.

“What we have to do right now is make the investments in building and re-building the energy infrastructure that will be appropriate for the next decades ahead. That will include building infrastructure that is resilient against a whole variety of risks, but it also involves opportunity: the issue in the long term of transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and a tremendous increase in renewables, for example.”

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What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
What Obama Will Propose for Transportation, in New Climate Change Approach

Transportation Issues Daily Today President Obama is proposing a couple of transportation-related executive actions to reduce emissions and global warming. It’s part of a larger package of actions on climate change for which the President can sidestep Congressional approval. The Washington Post has a good, long analysis of the new White House approach and proposal: […]

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Energy 101 | Feedstocks and More

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

See how organic materials like corn stover, wheat straw, and woody plants are being used to create homegrown biofuels in the United States—all while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and creating jobs in rural America. –USdepartmentofenergy on YouTube.

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Detroit Future City

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

DETROIT WORKS PROJECT Executive Summary This document, the Detroit Strategic Framework, articulates a shared vision for Detroit’s future, and recommends specific actions for reaching that future. The vision resulted from a 24-month-long public process that drew upon interactions among Detroit residents and civic leaders from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, who together formed a […]

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Infographic: The Road to Fuel Efficiency

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This infographic takes a look at fuel economy standards and how recent improvements in these standards will benefit consumers and the U.S. economy. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity at US DOE.   View Infographic ( The Road to Fuel Efficiency About the US Department of Energy (DOE)“The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure […]

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 31

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY: EERE INTRODUCTION In January 1976, the Transportation Energy Conservation (TEC) Division of the Energy Research and Development Administration contracted with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to prepare a Transportation Energy Conservation Data Book to be used by TEC staff in their evaluation of current and proposed conservation strategies. The major purposes […]

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Energy Democracy – Supporting Community Innovation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012



We all want to live in healthy places. That is becoming harder thanks to the combination of dirty, expensive energy, and violent weather, droughts, and other problems of global climate change that we helped to create.

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North American Energy Inventory 2011

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

North America is blessed with enough energy supplies to promote and sustain economic growth for many generations. The government’s own reports detail this, and Congress was advised of our energy wealth when the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress released a report showing that the United States’ combined recoverable oil, natural gas, and coal endowment is the largest on Earth.

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NEW JOBS – CLEANER AIR: Employment Effects Under Planned Changes to the EPA’s Air Pollution Rules

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011
Merrimack Station The Merrimack Station, New Hampshire’s largest coal-fired power plant, constructed a scrubber to control SO2 and mercury emissions. According to PSNH, the owner of the facility, the project provided more than 300 construction jobs for the three-year construction period.

The report finds that investments driven by the EPA’s two new air quality rules will create nearly 1.5 million jobs, or nearly 300,000 jobs a year on average over the next five years – and at a critical moment for a struggling economy. The end product will be an upgraded, cleaner American industry, along with good paying jobs and better health for the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

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