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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl

     
    North Hollywood High School wins 20th Annual Science Bowl...
  • Glendale's 'smart meter' billing system nearing completion

     
    Glendale's "smart meter" system nearing completion...
  • AAA: Fear of Unknown Fuels Aversion to EVs

     
    If U.S. car shoppers were more informed about the capabilities and advantages of electric vehicles, they'd be more inclined to buy one, according to AAA. Despite technological advancements and thousands of available charging stations that make EVs far...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Tesla Repays Government Loan

     
    Electric carmaker Tesla Motors has repaid in full a U.S. Department of Energy loan, according to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company. Tesla said the $451.8 million wired today represented the balance, plus interest, of a $465 million loan awarded in......
  • Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research

    Purdue University awarded $5M for biofuel research
    Purdue University is helping develop a new form of biofuel. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $5 million to a team of researchers Wednesday. The researchers are working to develop a plant that could produce a substance that can directly be used as...
  • Finally, Carbon Limits On Power Plants

    I applaud President Barack Obama's climate change policy speech Tuesday. Fundamentally, he's doing what he believes is right. Ethically, he's delivering on a promise he made in 2009 to the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen: to cut U.S....
  • What is ethanol?

    Ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel made by fermenting and distilling starch crops such as corn. It can also be made from "cellulosic biomass" such as trees and grasses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • What is compressed natural gas?

    In the U.S., compressed natural gas has been used more extensively in commercial vehicles like buses than in passenger cars. Honda does offer a CNG version of its Civic GX sedan. Natural gas (primarily methane) is said to be among the cleanest burning...
  • Are there federal tax credits for diesel fuel cars?

    According to the U.S. Department of Energy, some diesels in service beginning in 2006 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit. Credit amounts phase out for the auto maker once it has sold over 60,000 eligible hybrid and/or diesel vehicles. More...
  • Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

    Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted
    A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...