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Department of Energy to Allocate $8 Billion for Efficiency Initiatives

July 18, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

Energy Efficiency

As part of the Climate Action Plan recently announced by President Obama, the Department of Energy has announced $8 billion through its loan program for projects that work toward reducing greenhouse emissions.[read more]

Comparing Driving Costs of EVs and Conventional Cars

July 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

I’ve been looking through a new website developed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to assist consumers in comparing the energy costs of driving an electric vehicle (EV), relative to posted gasoline prices in their state.[read more]


The Quiet Energy Innovation Revolution: An Interview with the Department of Energy’s Dave Danielson (Part 2)

July 1, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

Capitol Energy Report

In part 2, we take a deeper dive into important institutional reforms David Danielson is making at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to change how it manages and invests in high-impact clean energy research.[read more]


The Quiet Energy Innovation Revolution: An Interview with the Department of Energy's Dave Danielson (Part 1)

June 24, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

Capitol Energy Report with Matt Stepp (graphic by Jesse Wells)

To most people outside of the Washington bubble, federal policymakers are stuck in agonizing gridlock and a perpetual debate on cutting the budget, but this view misses relatively quiet efforts to reform the Department of Energy.[read more]

Comparing Electric vs Gasoline Cars With DOE’s New Tool

June 13, 2013 by Zachary Shahan

Electric vs Gasoline Comparisons

The DOE has just launched a wonderful tool that some people will love and others will hate. Its new eGallon tool shows people how much it costs to fuel up on electricity versus gas.[read more]

DOE Launches Geothermal Roadmap for Project Developers

June 10, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

geothermal energy

Traveling through the complex system of federal and state regulations to secure project approvals is one of the biggest challenges facing geothermal power developers – but not if they’ve got a map outlining every twist and turn.[read more]

Tesla’s Early Loan Repayment Earns Praise From Energy Department

May 24, 2013 by Tina Casey

Tesla used the DOE loan to transition its business model from building high-end roadsters to accelerate the development of its relatively affordable Tesla Model S sedan.[read more]

New DOE Secretary Moniz Stresses Energy Efficiency to Start

May 23, 2013 by Christina Nunez

DOE Secretary Moniz

In his first official remarks as Energy Secretary Tuesday, Ernest Moniz focused on an aspect of energy policy that lends itself to consensus perhaps a bit more easily than others: the need for greater efficiency.[read more]

DOE Smart Grid Projects: $6.8 Billion Economic Boost, 47,000 Jobs

May 5, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

An analysis from the US Department of Energy (DOE), reports smart grid projects created nearly $7 billion total economic output, nearly 50,000 jobs, and over $1 billion in government tax revenue.[read more]

DOE Launches $100 Electric Submeter Challenge

May 5, 2013 by Katherine Tweed

submeter challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Buildings Technologies Program finalized its latest challenge on Wednesday: an initiative to develop a $100 wireless submeter.[read more]

The Marriage of Solar Energy and Natural Gas

April 18, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

solar energy + natural gas?

The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a method of combining solar energy into the natural gas production process to produce cleaner energy output with the same fossil fuel input.[read more]

Is Small Nuclear Reactor R&D Fleecing the Public?

March 16, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

A D.C.-based watchdog organization, had awarded this year's Golden Fleece for wasting tax dollars to the federal government's efforts to promote the development of small modular nuclear reactors.[read more]

Energy and the Federal Budget Sequester

March 1, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

Energy is no exception, and some of the sequester cuts there may seem surprising, given the President's emphasis on promoting new energy sources. It's worth putting all this into perspective.[read more]


Secretary Chu Resigns: What Will Be the Legacy of His Tenure at the Department of Energy?

February 1, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced his resignation today in a letter to staff of the Department of Energy he helmed for the last four years. Chu's departure had been anticipated, but today's official announcement now begins the process of assessing his legacy and the speculation as to his replacement.[read more]

The Quiet Clean Energy Innovation Revolution at the Department of Energy

January 15, 2013 by Matthew Stepp

America’s clean energy policy has gone through significant changes in the last four years: game-changing public investments in clean energy innovation, funding for ARPA-E, and the creation of collaborative science and research hubs to name a few. Nonetheless, policymakers and clean energy experts all agree that it isn’t enough to address...[read more]