Tag Archives: Energy

Beth Ward

July was the hottest month—ever. The average global temperature was the highest it’s been since recordkeeping started in 1880. And we’re on track for 2015 to be the hottest year ever recorded. Last week, President Barack Obama visited Alaska, the

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Jenn Ganss

Last week, 45,000 residents in California lost power due to equipment damage at PG&E’s El Cerrito Substation. The culprit? A squirrel. The little woodland creature shouldered the blame for a two-hour outage that shut down the Downtown Berkeley BART station

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Chris Averill

A few weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to Iceland on vacation where we hiked inside a volcano, soaked in hot springs, climbed behind waterfalls, and walked along a black sand beach. Each of these experiences were unlike anything

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Shruti Kuppa

Last week, the EPA came out with a draft report stating that there is no evidence that hydraulic fracturing—better known as “fracking”—activities have led to widespread, systematic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States. While this report sparked

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Jared Kosters

In the past decade, researchers have made significant efforts to synthesize and isolate atomic-scale energy materials structures with vastly enhanced performance. Such technological improvements lead to greater energy savings, lower energy costs, and carbon emission reductions. Two materials, in particular,

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Greg Hildeman

In Part II of my “Perspectives on Solar Energy” blog series, I discussed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative’s support for increasing the efficiency of solar energy technology. On February 12, DOE announced that the U.S. solar industry

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Jack Eisenhauer
The Future of the Electric Power Grid
Jack EisenhauerFebruary 17, 2015

The Department of Energy is in the midst of conducting a Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR) to be released in September of this year. Its goal is to “establish a context and robust framework for the Department’s energy technology activities” that

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Greg Hildeman

At the end of last year, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported that 17.5 gigawatts of solar systems have been installed as of the third quarter of 2014—enough to power 3.5 million additional homes. The SEIA also indicated that

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Jared Kosters

Last week, President Obama announced the launch of a new regional manufacturing institute as part of the growing National Network for Manufacturing (NNMI). Like the other Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMI) that aim to accelerate the development and adoption of

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Lindsay Kishter

The energy sector today became the first to release sector-specific guidance for its owners and operators to implement the Cybersecurity Framework developed last year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In 2014, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework laid

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