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2013-04-24 12:24:25

JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company has successfully completed its Department of Energy-supported grid modernization projects and the installation of 4.5 million smart meters in its 35-county service area. FPL President Eric Silagy announced the two milestones during a celebratory event today at FPL's grid monitoring center in Palm Beach County that was attended by Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary of Energy for the Office of Electricity...

2013-04-22 12:24:46

Runner-Up Clemson Wins $5,000 in DOE Competition COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bioadhesive Alliance Inc., a team from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University developing a bio-based adhesive for potential use as a substitute to petroleum-based asphalt binder, won the second annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The North Carolina A&T State...

2013-04-21 23:02:02

The Israel Energy Partnership (TIEP) and the US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF) announced today that a delegation of Israel's top bioenergy scientists, entrepreneurs, and government officials have arrived in Oak Ridge Tennesse to meet with their counterparts from the Department of Energy's Bioenergy Science Center based at ORNL, to begin building a framework for bi-national collaboration for the research, development and commercialization of advanced biofuels. Oak Ridge, TN...

2013-04-10 16:22:55

Even Before Administration's Budget: $100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Today's Announcement Continues Commitment to Half Billion Dollars in Subsidies WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than six weeks after the nonpartisan group Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS) handed out its latest "Golden Fleece Award" to the Department of Energy for committing more than half a billion dollars in corporate welfare for the development and licensing...

2013-04-05 12:22:10

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, today announces its Elite Eight Plus Two, eight winners from ACC schools and two winners from the at-large non-ACC pool of entrants....

'Dancing' Silicon Atoms In Graphene Uncovered By ORNL Microscopy
2013-04-03 17:14:54

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Jumping silicon atoms are the stars of an atomic scale ballet featured in a new Nature Communications study from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The ORNL research team documented the atoms' unique behavior by first trapping groups of silicon atoms, known as clusters, in a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon called graphene. The silicon clusters, composed of six atoms, were pinned in place by pores in the graphene sheet, allowing the...

2013-03-19 12:21:53

Partnership Supports Construction and Jobs in SC COLUMBIA, S.C., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NuHub and the State of South Carolina are pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Holtec International, Inc., a diversified energy technology company supplying equipment and systems for the nuclear, solar, geothermal and fossil power generation sectors of the energy industry, to compete for the second round federal funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for...

2013-03-18 04:20:16

The developer of Plugless Power(TM) named as a sub-contractor on Oak Ridge National Lab's grant from the US Department of Energy WYTHEVILLE, Va., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Evatran announced today, in cooperation with Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), that it has been awarded a subcontract under ORNL's DOE Project, "Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) and Charging of Plug-In Electric Vehicles." The three-year project, opened in October of 2012, covers high power wireless charging...

2013-03-12 08:23:51

~ New study finds that U.S. economy is better off using natural gas in manufacturing than exporting natural gas as LNG WASHINGTON, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Energy Advantage (AEA) today called on the Department of Energy to use a new report from consultants at Charles River Associates (CRA) to overcome the rebuttable presumption for LNG exports created by the Natural Gas Act. The report examines the economic trade-offs between LNG exports and manufacturing in the...

2013-02-27 16:21:30

$100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Another Half Billion Dollars Or More in the Pipeline for Major Corporations that Could Pay for Own R&D, Licensing WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is in the process of wasting more than half a billion dollars to pay large, profitable companies for what should be their own expenses for research & development (R&D) and licensing related to "small modular reactors"...