Construction Begins on World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project

The Department of Energy—in partnership with NRG Energy Inc. and JX Nippon—announced that construction has begun on the first commercial-scale post-combustion carbon capture retrofit project in the U.S., the largest such project in the world. Continue reading Construction Begins on World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project

FLEXLAB Energy Efficiency Test Bed for Buildings Opens for Business

Department of Energy’s FLEXLAB—an advanced energy efficiency test bed for buildings at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)—was launched on July 10 by U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman. Continue reading FLEXLAB Energy Efficiency Test Bed for Buildings Opens for Business

National Geothermal Data System Launched

The U.S. Department of Energy launched the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS), an online open-source platform that facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data, enabling researchers to speed geothermal energy development. Continue reading National Geothermal Data System Launched

Report Finds Potential for 65 GW of New Hydropower in U.S.

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop new electric power generation in waterways across the United States. Continue reading Report Finds Potential for 65 GW of New Hydropower in U.S.

US DOE: Nation’s Solar Industry 60% Towards Cost-Competition Goal

The Energy Department announced that the U.S. solar industry is more than 60 percent of the way to achieving cost-competitive utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity—only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative. Continue reading US DOE: Nation’s Solar Industry 60% Towards Cost-Competition Goal

DOE Invests in Cyber Security for Utilities

The Department of Energy has awarded the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) $1.7 million to help detect cyber attacks on our nation’s utility companies. Continue reading DOE Invests in Cyber Security for Utilities