energy

February 14, 2017

Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis. It's why your iPhone seems to last forever when it's brand new out of the box but seems like it dies by lunchtime after a couple of years of use.

February 10, 2017

On December 1, 2016, my sister Taylore and I had the honor of attending the 3rd Annual MIE (Minorities in Energy Forum as STEM Ambassadors and Cyberjournalists representing my local HUD STEM Innovation Network in Hampton and the Global NetGeneration of Youth Community founded by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein.

February 08, 2017

Congressmen - Engineers - Scientists, - Rappers,  - NBA Stars-Entrepreneurs. Those were just a few of the Energy Champions and Ambassadors convened and honored on December 2016 Minorities in Energy Year III Forum by the United States Department of Energy. While their own backgrounds were quite diverse, the influential attendees shared a common conviction, the importance of diversifying the field of Energy, and a common passion, to serve as advocates of that diversity in the Energy Ecosystem.

February 08, 2017

What do a Hip Hop Artist, a NBA player, a University President, and a Congressman have in common? STEM of course! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics–STEM is the fuel that drives U.S. competitiveness by inspiring innovation and fostering creativity. It also holds the key to our country’s future economic prosperity.

February 06, 2017

My sister, Tenderly Diaz, gets a lot of opportunities as a STEM Champion working with the HUD STEM Innovation Network, such as travelling from our home in Hampton, Virginia to our state capitol, Richmond, or to Indiana or Georgia. Because I would like to travel and meet new people, I decided to follow in her footsteps.

February 03, 2017

The Department of Energy's (DOE’s) scientific and technical capabilities are rooted in its system of National Laboratories—17 world-class institutions that constitute the most comprehensive research and development network of its kind. The first Annual Report on the State of the DOE National Laboratories describes the DOE National Laboratory System, its role in advancing the frontiers of science and technology, and efforts to ensure it continues as a national resource for the Department’s near- and long-term missions.

February 03, 2017

The Department of Energy's (DOE’s) scientific and technical capabilities are rooted in its system of National Laboratories -- 17 world-class institutions that constitute the most comprehensive research and development network of its kind. The first Annual Report on the State of the DOE National Laboratories describes the DOE National Laboratory System, its role in advancing the frontiers of science and technology, and efforts to ensure it continues as a national resource for the Department’s near- and long-term missions.

January 24, 2017

Oil prices have had a crazy ride the last two years. Looking even further back the price is widely variable (oil was below $20 a barrel in the late 1990s). Historically price has had more to do with price-fixing by OPEC, global geopolitics, and the slow speed at which production rates can adjust to balance the market.

January 11, 2017

U.S. coal production fell in 2016, driving levels to their lowest since 1978, according to the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). American coal miners produced 743 million short tons of coal in 2016, a 17 percent drop from 2015, according to EIA. Coal production in the U.S. has now fallen every year since hitting a record high in 2008.

January 09, 2017

It's no easy task finding young minds tackling the problem of energy. The capital-intensive industry tends to be dominated by grizzled veterans who know their way around an oil field. Of course energy goes far beyond traditional oil and gas, but it's still a tough industry to break into. Even so, for this year's 30 Under 30, we managed to find some young talent reimagining what our energy future might look like.

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