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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation

    Jim Sorensen: Reducing CO2 emissions requires worldwide cooperation
    The Morning Call recently published a number of pieces about climate change and carbon taxes or other means of reducing U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Raymond C. Ventrone's Aug. 1 Your View correctly points out the negative impacts the Environmental...
  • Applications available for enrichment courses on the Peninsula

    Science teachers will get a chance to get enrichment training from a Jefferson Lab's after school program. The Science Education group at the U.S. Department of Energy Research facility is taking applications for the program which runs from September to...
  • Jeff Lab accelerator hits another milestone in $338 million upgrade

    Jeff Lab accelerator hits another milestone in $338 million upgrade
    Jefferson Laboratory in Newport News has reached another critical milestone in its ongoing effort to reach full operation of its new and vastly improved particle beam accelerator. The Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) has been...
  • Our say: Energy park idea must be approached cautiously

    With similar projects popping up around the country, Bob Agee's idea of turning Annapolis' waterworks park into a 500-acre facility devoted to the production of renewable energy - by solar, biomass and methane-recovery equipment - sounds less far-...
  • CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills

    CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills
    Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar. Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
  • Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities. The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
  • Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...
  • A homegrown solution to high gas prices

    Gas prices in Chicago are among the nation’s highest. In the July 12 editorial “Why is the EPA stalling on ethanol?” the Chicago Tribune adopted the oil industry’s talking points in criticizing Illinois’ own homegrown...
  • Annapolis revives idea of 500-acre energy park

    Forty-eight people crowded into the pump house at the Annapolis waterworks park in April 2009 to hear Bob Agee speak. Most weren't surprised by what he said. Agee had discussed building a renewable energy park since 2008, and most in the room already...
  • Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess

    Santa Susana toxic cleanup effort is a mess
    Any way you cut it, the situation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site outside Simi Valley is a mess. The 2,850-acre former rocket engine test center is contaminated by a vast menu of radioactive isotopes and toxic chemicals. The condition of its...
  • Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers

    Tire pressure warning light mystifies drivers
    Driving a car with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue.  While 96 percent of American motorists agree, a new national survey finds that nearly half of the nation's drivers still can’t identify the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)...
  • Electric car advocates driving across Illinois to quash 'range anxiety'

    Electric car advocates driving across Illinois to quash 'range anxiety'
    One of drivers’ main concerns about electric cars is “range anxiety,” or whether they’ll run out of juice before the next charging station. Advocates across the state are trying to alleviate that concern by driving nearly the...