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Native American, Alaskan Native Tribes Partner with DOE to Realize Clean Energy, Climate Plans

A new round of DOE clean energy and energy efficiency funding highlights the pivotal role the federal government is playing in helping Native American and Alaskan Native communities realize ambitious climate, clean energy and sustainable development goals.

Carbon capture and storage pros and cons explained

Carbon Capture And Storage: Solution or Boondoggle? – The Pros And Cons

Is CCS, or carbon capture and storage, a promising technology to help the world deal with carbon emissions from coal-fired power plant, or a dangerous and unproven boondoggle offering false hope?

How White Roofs Help Reduce Energy Use and Fight Global Warming

For over thirty years, scientists and researchers have studied and quantified the benefits of using white paint for rooftops to dissipate heat and reduce energy effects. The “heat island” effect of cities and urban areas is well known, and this is one easily implemented, low-tech method of reducing the heat generated from buildings and other structures found in an urban setting.

Geothermal Energy Receives A $350 Million Boost

The Obama administration announces $350 million to develop geothermal energy.

Green Stimulus: Navistar Gets DoE Funds to Improve PHEV School Buses

Navistar has been awarded up to $10 million by the DoE to share the cost of developing a new, improved version of its IC plug-in electric hybrid school bus.

US, Iceland & New Zealand Launch Renewables Pilot Projects in the Caribbean, South Pacific

Iceland, New Zealand and US teams, part of the EDIN partnership to help island nations develop and make a transition to renewable energy powered economies and societies announced its first three pilot projects last week.

New Orleans Gets Smart on Energy as it Rebuilds

Energy efficient buildings and solar power are key elements of efforts to rebuild and revitalize New Orleans. The Dept. of Energy and National Renewable Energy Lab are joining with other public and private sector organizations as the “Big Easy” recovers from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.