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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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Infographic: Offshore Wind Outlook

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

According to a new report commissioned by the Energy Department, a U.S. offshore wind industry that takes advantage of this abundant domestic resource could support up to 200,000 manufacturing, construction, operation and supply chain jobs across the country and drive over $70 billion in annual investments by 2030.

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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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Friday, August 17th, 2012

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Introduction The U.S. wind power industry is facing uncertain times. With 2011 capacity additions having risen from 2010 levels and with a further sizable increase expected in 2012, there are – on the surface – grounds for optimism. At the same time, the currently-slated expiration of key federal tax incentives for […]

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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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2011 Air Quality Regulations Report

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
2011 Air Quality Report

This report presents the results of an independent assessment by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of the adequacy of U.S. electric generation resources under air pollution regulations being finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report does not estimate the economic impacts of EPA regulations, nor does it provide detailed reliability assessments that planning authorities and other stakeholders will need to conduct to ensure deliverability of power and grid reliability during implementation of EPA rules.

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Kansas City: Electric Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Announced!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Black & Veatch is one of eight Kansas City metropolitan companies chosen by KCP&L to house the sites. The station at Black & Veatch should be operational by late July and will be able to serve two vehicles at once. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program, KCP&L will not charge users for the service through the end of 2013.

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U.S.- China Clean Energy Cooperation: A Progress Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011
U.S.-China Clean Energy

…in the face of emerging global challenges such as energy security and climate change, the United States and China entered into a new phase of mutually beneficial cooperation. In June 2008, the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework for Cooperation on Energy and the Environment was created and today it includes action plans for cooperation on energy efficiency, electricity, transportation, air, water, wetlands, nature reserves and protected areas.

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Recovery Act Funding Will Upgrade the Electrical Grid, Save Energy and Create Jobs

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

At an event in Columbus, Ohio this afternoon, Secretary Chu announced that the Department of Energy is awarding $620 million for projects around the country to demonstrate advanced Smart Grid technologies and integrated systems that will help build a smarter, more efficient, more resilient electrical grid. These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. This funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be leveraged with $1 billion in funds from the private sector to support more than $1.6 billion in total Smart Grid projects nationally…

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