Energy Department Announces Participation in Clean Line’s Large-Scale Energy Transmission Project

Posted on: Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Building on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) ongoing efforts to modernize the grid and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy, today U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced that DOE will participate in the development of the Plains & Eastern Clean Line Project (Clean Line), a major clean energy infrastructure project.

EIA Report: Renewables to Increase by 9.5% in 2016

Posted on: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The Energy Information Agency (EIA) recently estimated that renewables used in the U.S. electric power sector will increase by 9.5% in 2016. EIA also forecast that hydropower generation in the electric power sector will increase by 4.8% in 2016.

What Just Happened in Solar Is a Bigger Deal Than Oil Exports

Posted on: Saturday, January 9th, 2016

The clean-energy boom is about to be transformed. In a surprise move, U.S. lawmakers agreed to extend tax credits for solar and wind for another five years. This will give an unprecedented boost to the industry and change the course of deployment in the U.S.

Renewables Boom Expected Thanks to Tax Credit

Posted on: Saturday, January 9th, 2016

The U.S. solar and wind power industries will mark the holidays with heightened spirits after receiving multiyear extensions of their coveted renewable energy tax credits from a divided Congress.

EPA Finalizes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

Posted on: Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program today for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and final volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014 to 2017.

Canada’s Energy Sector Should Be A World Leader

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

Canada is at an energy crossroads. Despite the fact that oil and gas prices have fallen – likely temporary – Canada holds vast amounts of renewable and non-renewable energy, representing vast potential wealth.

Google Wants You To Put Solar Panels On Your Roof

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

You can now “Google your roof.” To encourage more people equip their homes with solar panels, the company just launched a new initiative dubbed Project Sunroof.

FIU Unveils Its New Tech Station

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

With a ribbon-cutting and an open house with executives from South Florida’s largest technology companies as well as startups, Florida International University inaugurated its $3 million Tech Station on Wednesday. More at the Miami Herald.

Renewable Jet Fuel is Taking Off!

Posted on: Monday, August 31st, 2015

It’s been one year since we at the Energy Department ramped up our efforts to develop renewable jet fuel for the military and commercial aviation industry. The Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) joined Farm to Fly 2.0—a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration, and commercial airlines partners […]

Solar Flux Solution Brightens Future of Concentrated Solar Power

Posted on: Friday, April 17th, 2015

Power tower solar has been under a cloud – in the U.S., anyway – after 321 birds or bats were killed in the first 6 months of operation by flying through solar flux above the Ivanpah Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant, the Google-funded colossus in California’s Mojave desert.