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Energy Department Authorizes Freeport LNG Exports

November 23, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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LNG Exports

The United States Department of Energy has granted Freeport LNG two final authorizations to export natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The ruling authorizes Freeport to export up to 1.8 billion cubic feet of LNG per day for 20 years.[read more]

The Department of Energy Wants to Channel the Entrepreneurial Spirit at National Labs

November 8, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Department of Energy and National Labs

Sometimes a little money can go a long way. That is the hope of the Department of Energy’s new $2.3 million pilot program, Lab-Corps, which will attempt to accelerate the transfer of technology from the national labs and out into the marketplace.[read more]

Achieving DoE's SunShot Goals Could Dramatically Reduce the Costs and Benefits of EPA's Climate Rule

November 4, 2014 by Noah Kaufman

EPA Climate Rule Costs and Benefits

If the overall costs of solar energy continue to fall as they have in the past, then claims about the substantial costs or the emissions reductions due to the Environmental Protection Agency 's new power plant greenhouse gas rule are almost certainly overblown.[read more]

How Groundbreaking Is the DOE's New $53M Solar Energy Investment?

October 28, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Ernest Moniz is an all-of-the above kind of energy secretary. He's a supporter of advanced nuclear, natural gas, carbon sequestration and all kinds of renewables -- and has the diverse funding at the Department of Energy to show for it. But there's one tech that he's been giving a lot of special attention: solar.[read more]

Microgrids Can Serve Multiple Purposes With The Right Policy Frameworks

October 14, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

Microgrids provoke a multitude of views. For the Department of Energy, developing advanced microgrids can help build new electricity resources for customers, the community, and the macrogrid. For the Department of Defense, microgrids deliver energy security for military bases and mobile operations.[read more]

DOE Loans Are Only the Beginning for Much-Needed Investment in Nuclear

October 8, 2014 by Jessica Lovering
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Nuclear Loans and Support

The Department of Energy’s announcement for up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for advanced nuclear is great news for dozens of US companies developing cutting-edge nuclear power technologies struggling to find support in the US market.[read more]

Department of Energy's National Labs Can Also Be Regional Hubs

September 15, 2014 by Mark Muro

Labs as Hubs

The Department of Energy’s 17 national laboratories are a $12.5 billion network of potentially transformative basic and applied R&D hubs located in or near many of the nation’s metropolitan areas. However, the labs are today underutilized as true economic assets. How can they be better leveraged?[read more]

Policies Can Move Offshore Wind Energy Off Of Drawing Boards And Into The Water, New DOE Report Says

September 5, 2014 by Kit Kennedy
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Renewables Policies

Could the United States go from being nowhere on offshore shore wind power to having over a dozen projects built over the next five to seven years? That’s a very real possibility, according to a report just released by the U.S. Department of Energy.[read more]

Price of US Wind Energy at 'All-Time Low' of 2.5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour

August 22, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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A just-released Department of Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report pegs utility-scale wind power-purchase agreement pricing as averaging $25 per megawatt-hour for projects that negotiated contracts in 2013. That's cheap power.[read more]

As Coal Declines, U.S. Poised for Leadership in LNG Exports

August 18, 2014 by Lexie Briggs

Coal and LNG Exports

 

Just last year we noted that the U.S. was poised to become a major exporter of liquid natural gas. We saw another step in that direction as the DoE announced that it had conditionally authorized Oregon-based LNG Development Co., LLC to export LNG to countries without a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.[read more]

What Will the 21st Century Grid Look Like?

July 25, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days. What will the 21st century grid look like? This is one of the key questions the Department of Energy is asking as part of the first “Quadrennial Energy Review.”[read more]

Chart: Look How Much Water the Energy Sector Wastes

June 25, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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Energy Sector Water Waste

The United States Department of Energy has turned its focus to the water-energy nexus as the sectors start to see the impact of climate change. The DoE's findings are hardly novel. There are huge inefficiencies in how water is used and great regional variability.[read more]

DOE Searches for Breakthroughs in Grid-Edge Energy Integration

June 19, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Live 2014 conference is just around the corner, and that means we’re on the lookout for news on the distributed, intelligent energy integration front. And here’s a new Department of Energy project that fits the bill, right down to the acronym.[read more]

DOE Poised to Hit a Home Run with Its New Proposed Efficiency Standards for Linear Fluorescent Light Bulbs

April 18, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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The Department of Energy has just hit a home run with the recently proposed minimum energy efficiency standards for linear fluorescent light bulbs, the tube lamps that are located in virtually every office, hospital, school and airport in the country.[read more]

Is The Energy Department Still Looking To A Give Coal-To-Liquid Plant A Loan Guarantee?

April 4, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Coal Plant Loan Guarantees

According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the Department of Energy (DOE) is reconsidering the loan guarantee application for a stalled coal to liquids (CTL) project in Wyoming. Or, as one senior administration official told me, “we may be carrying this ‘all of the above’ strategy a bit too far.”[read more]