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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use

    Waving the green flag: Race cars rated for energy use
    Are motorsports a proving ground for fuel savings and cleaner air? Fewer pit stops would mean faster overall times. But hairpin turns on high-speed straightaways don’t sound economical or clean. For the past several years, though, tire maker...
  • UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels

    UC researchers are engineering the tobacco plant to produce bio-fuels
    Once celebrated as an economic mainstay, the tobacco industry has been hard hit by health concerns, bans, lawsuits and the social stigma of cigarette smoking. Now, UC researchers are testing the plant’s potential to be genetically modified in...
  • Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance

    Managing your thermostat for optimum HVAC performance
    The saying goes that the only thing you can count on when it comes to Chicago weather is change. In addition to cold winters and hot summers Mother Nature often throws in an unseasonably cool day in the summer or an unexpected thaw mid-winter. Whether...
  • Glendale's 'smart meter' billing system nearing completion

     
    Glendale's "smart meter" system nearing completion...
  • Tesla Introduces Free Quick-Charge Network for Model S Owners

     
    Tesla on Monday introduced a handful of proprietary quick-charge stations across California, Nevada and Arizona with free charging for Model S owners that spring for the optional hardware. The California automaker disingenuously markets the technology...
  • Despite Efficient Cars, Savings at Pump Elusive

     
    Despite reduced gasoline consumption, higher prices at the pump mean Americans are finding themselves with less money to spend elsewhere. That's according to a pair of reports issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Union of Concerned......
  • UCF-based business needs “likes” to win energy contest

     
    A company founded at UCF needs votes from the public to win a contest put on by the U.S. Department of Energy. The company, Mesdi Systems, founded by Brandon Lojewski, is one of six finalists from more than 300 universities that competed in the National...
  • Daily News Briefs: May 17, 2012

     
    New models will come fast and furious in the 2013-16 model years, according to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's annual product pipeline analysis, dubbed the "Car Wars" report. Bank of America sees an above-average level of new model launches starting in......
  • Great Park awarded $1 million for national Solar Decathlon

     
    Orange County's Great Park will receive $1 million in federal grant as they play host to a national collegiate solar design competition and alternative energy exposition in the next year, park officials announced....
  • North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl

     
    North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl...
  • Fisker Edges Closer to Bankruptcy as New Details Emerge

     
    The travails continue for Anaheim, Calif.-based Fisker. Executives at the struggling plug-in-vehicle maker met with Congress Wednesday, and new details emerged on Fisker's government dealings. It goes like this. The U.S. Department of Energy approved $529...
  • Remodeled Caltech lab turned green

    Remodeled Caltech lab turned green
    Caltech students and professors looking to create green energy now have a sustainable central hub. Over the past 18 months workers gutted the 1971 Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory and renovated it into a modern glass building to house the Resnick...