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2011-12-05 15:16:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, December 7(th), from 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Southern California Gas Company and the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce are co-hosting Fostering Cleantech Innovation in Los Angeles, which will feature an entertaining and informative panel discussion exploring the future of energy policy in America, and how Los Angeles can play a pivotal role in our nation's clean-energy future....

2011-12-04 08:00:00

Department of Energy Approved Solyndra and Other Projects Allegedly Without Required Oversight, Say Plaintiffs. Inland Empire, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 On November 28, 2011, CAlifornians for Renewable Energy (CARE) and Michael Boyd filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Case# 1:11-cv-02128; to challenge more than two dozen alleged federal loan guarantees illegally issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Section 1705 of the Energy Policy Act...

2011-12-02 05:00:00

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Legrand joined President Obama and Department of Energy officials in Washington, D.C. to announce that the company has joined the Better Building, Better Plants Presidential Leadership initiative to create American jobs through energy efficiency. Legrand is one of the world's largest manufacturers of electrical and data networking products for residential, commercial or industrial buildings. The company is one of just nine...

2011-11-18 03:31:25

If we could make plant food from nitrogen the way nature does, we'd have a much greener method for manufacturing fertilizer — a process that requires such high temperatures and pressures that it consumes about 1.5 percent of the world's energy. Now scientists working at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken an important step towards understanding how nature performs this trick, by identifying a key atom that researchers had sought for more than a...

2011-10-31 05:18:00

Call for "Truth in Energy" from Federal Government WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading energy and economic experts will gather on Capitol Hill this week for a conference to examine how the United States will adapt to an impending oil supply crisis. Most Americans are unaware of this emerging threat in part due to overly optimistic forecasts by the U.S Energy Information Administration (EIA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). Who: Association for...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to transition 5,000 users at the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to Google Apps for Government, a cloud-based email and collaboration solution. The move to the cloud-based platform is designed to allow INL employees to share information technology infrastructure, resources and applications while helping them to collaborate internally and...

Image 1 - How Gas And Temperature Controlled Bacterial Response To Gulf Spill
2011-10-04 09:10:14

A new study explains how DNA was used to identify microbes present in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated the region last year -- and the particular microbes responsible for consuming natural gas immediately after the spill. The researchers, from UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), also explained how water temperature played a key role in the way bacteria reacted to the spill. Results of the study were published in this week´s Proceedings of the National...

2011-10-03 15:54:00

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion (NYSE: D) has filed with the Department of Energy for permission to use its Dominion Cove Point facility on the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Md., to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to any country with which the U.S. does not prohibit trade. In its application, Dominion said exports would be in the public's interest because studies show they could provide an enormous economic stimulus, provide energy price stability, promote the...

2011-10-03 12:32:49

Molecular motion in proteins comes in three distinct classes, according to a collaboration by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, in research reported in Physical Review Letters. The research team, directed by ORNL-UT Governor's Chairs Jeremy Smith and Alexei Sokolov, combined high-performance computer simulation with neutron scattering experiments to understand atomic-level motions that underpin the operations of...

2011-09-23 07:00:00

Team NJ using Eragyâs energy management software for high-performance solar powered house. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 23, 2011 Eragy, a leading provider of award-winning energy management software applications and services, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Team NJ in the 2011 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an awardâwinning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and...