Energy

U.S. Delays Final Call on Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department will delay its decision on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline until it has a clearer idea of how legal challenges to the pipeline’s route through Nebraska will be settled, State Department officials said Friday.

Hydrogen fuel powered bus makes green technology news in Alabama

According to officials in the city, this bus is one of only a few that have been manufactured around the globe.

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fall 10 pct since 2005: EPA

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at United Nations climate talks, according to the latest national emissions inventory.

MIT, Harvard scientists find way to produce solar power without sunshine

Scientists at MIT and Harvard say they have developed a material that can produce solar power for times when the sun is not shining. The material absorbs the sun’s heat, stores that energy in chemical form and can release it on demand, according to researchers.

Energy efficiency bill would generate savings, innovations

Thanks to steady investments in energy efficiency research and incentives proposed by Senate Bill 1392, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act, the new generation of energy innovations might be as sophisticated as paint-on solar cells.

Senate Democrats press Obama to give Keystone the green light soon

A group of Senate Democrats is urging President Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of next month, saying the process "has already taken much longer than anyone can reasonably justify."

House panel advances bill to expedite gas exports

The bill, proposed by Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) would clear up pending applications for export facilities in the U.S., which would send natural gas to Ukraine and Eastern European countries.

Energy Department Invests $3 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Market

The Energy Department on April 8 awarded more than $3 million to Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy for a project that could increase U.S. competitiveness in the fuel cell market and give businesses more affordable, cleaner power options.

General Motors (GM) Plans $449M Investment in Advancing Battery Technology, Vehicle Production

In preparation for the next generation of electric vehicles and advanced battery technologies, General Motors (NYSE: GM) will invest $449 million to upgrade manufacturing processes at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants.

Finance votes to restore wind tax credit

The Senate Finance Committee approved Thursday a package of tax break extensions that restores the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy, which expired in 2013.

Former US energy secretary Chu: Utilities need to respond to ‘disruptive’ solar-plus-batteries

Former US energy secretary Steven Chu has claimed battery storage technology used in combination with solar could be “as disruptive to electricity distribution and generation as the internet”.

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources.

Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions

The Energy Department has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of our nation's homes and commercial buildings to industry leaders.

Turbine Tech innovation and operational improvements Played vital Role In U.S. Wind Power Growth, Cost decline

According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), U.S. wind energy generation has surpassed the growth in new wind power capacity, all due to technological innovation and operational improvements.

"2013-14 State of the Future" by The Millennium Project

The “State of the Future” is a comprehensive overview of the present situation and prospects for humanity, integrating forecasts, trends, and judgments of thought leaders and scholars from around the world sharing important future possibilities to improve strategies today.

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