Tag Archives: Department of Energy

FERC Charts Open, Unbiased Course to Enhance Energy System Resilience

Closing a DOE proposed new rulemaking and opening a new docket, FERC launched a more open, holistic and unbiased course aimed at enhancing the resiliency of U.S. power and energy systems.

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Environmental and Consumer Groups and 11 States Sue Trump Administration

Environmental and consumer groups, along with 11 states, sue Trump administration and DOE

Energy efficiency is the low-hanging fruit of greenhouse gas reductions. The Department of Energy published five new energy efficiency standards at the end of December, slated to take effect on March 20. The problem is that by the time they were slated to take effect, Donald Trump was in office and Rick Perry was sworn in as the head of the DOE. The Trump …

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DOE Solar Market Pathways Funding To Spur Shared, Community Solar

Some 360,000-plus solar PV systems have been installed by U.S. households, The Dept. of Energy aims to keep the momentum going with the launch of the $15 million Solar Market Pathways funding opportunity, which seeks to spur shared, community solar PV installations across residential and commercial rooftops.

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Algae Farming In The Face Of The Oil Price Situation – Still a Viable Alternative Fuel Source?

Algae farming is a relatively safe bet in the current financial climate. Algae, a sludge colored illuminatingly lime to moss green, has going for it that it can be made anywhere –even in desert climates- and that it can be relatively swiftly adopted. A big negative is that the price of producing one gallon worth of algae based petroleum is still relatively cost inefficient …

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