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  • Scientists see the future in natural resources

    Danish scientists have taken a lesson from the plant world, reversed it,and used the cocktail of sunlight and chlorophyll to turn vegetation into chemistry. And in an irresistible twist, Californian researchers have learned how to  ...


    By Climate News Network

  • African Energy Day

    Clarke Energy's Lamia Mokaddem, Export assistant at Clarke Energy in France participated at the Africa Energy Day at the COP 21’s African Pavilion, which took place on December 8th 2015 in Paris. This event allowed people to know and better understand the different economic and energy needs of Africa and also explored the issues related to global warming ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Installed Distributed Energy Resources Capacity Is Expected to Reach 530.7 GW in 2024

    A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for distributed energy resources (DER) technologies, with forecasts for installed capacity and revenue, through 2024. DER penetration is increasing globally, causing a significant, and sometimes controversial, impact on the power and utilities sector. The rapid expansion is expected to force a ...

  • Energy Department to Sign MOU with Interior Department to Assist Indian Tribes to Develop Energy Resources

    At the White House Tribal Nations Conference today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of the Interior to assist Indian Tribes throughout the United States to develop their energy resources. The MOU will assist Indian Tribes to manage energy resources on approximately 56 million acres ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Guidelines for application of UNFC to uranium and thorium resources released for public comment

    Guidelines for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to uranium and thorium resources were released today for public comment until 20 August 2015. The views of all stakeholders are critical to ensure development of a robust set of guidelines. All comments received will be made publicly available on the UNECE ...

  • LEGO takes large step to move away from fossil fuel economy

    LEGO Group, the company behind the iconic LEGO building block, announced that the familiar toy we all grew up with will be changing for the better. The company publicized details last week of their plans to phase plastic out of their products by 2030. The plans call for major investment in research and ...


    By Earth Day Network

  • DOE Resources Help Measure Building Energy Benchmarking Policy & Program Effectiveness

    The Energy Department has released two resources to help stakeholders analyze the energy, non-energy, and market transformation impacts of building energy benchmarking policies and programs. The first is a handbook that provides methodologies for jurisdictions to use to analyze the impact of their benchmarking policies and programs. The second resource demonstrates the methodologies using real ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Renewed call for the removal of fossil-fuel subsidies

    A coalition of governments are calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris. A group of eight countries known as the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform released ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fossil Energy Announces New DAS for Clean Coal and Carbon Management

    The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the appointment of David Mohler as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management. Mohler will bring to the Department extensive operational experience in nuclear and fossil energy power generation. He most recently served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for Duke Energy. In 2006, he led ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Greenbelt Resources Offers Commercial-Scale Feedstock Testing

    The transition from a promising bench-scale lab concept with minimum funding, to obtaining funding to prove out a feedstock in a full-scale operation, often requires a creative solution to reduce feasibility testing costs and technologies.  Many concepts, like new methods of processing a feedstock into biofuel, never make it to market because commercial-scale proof-of-concept testing is out ...

  • Which fossil fuels must remain in the ground to limit global warming?

    A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by policy makers, according to new research by the UCL ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Investment falters as fossil fuels face ‘perfect storm’

    The world’s investors – both big and small – think primarily in terms of making good returns on their money. And, over the years, investing in the fossil fuel industry has been considered a safe bet. Yet maybe, just maybe, attitudes are changing – and fairly profoundly – as financial analysts warn that the industry faces “a perfect storm” as it enters ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Christopher A. Smith Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

    Christopher A. Smith was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy. “Chris Smith’s depth of expertise and experience in the fossil energy field make him extremely well qualified for this position. I am confident that he will continue to serve the Department, President Obama and the nation with the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Impact of Fossil Fuel Subsidies on Renewable Energy

    The $548 billion USD that is paid annually in fossil fuel subsidies around the world is preventing a crucial transition to renewable energy sources. This is according to a new report released today from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Prepare for Winter with Energy Department Resources

    Winter is coming! As temperatures drop and trees change color -- and people around the country prepare their homes for the cold weather ahead -- the Department of Energy has got you covered with tips for saving energy and keeping cozy all winter long. Did you know space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. home? Our ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research projects that will provide educational and research training opportunities for minority students while advancing key technical areas in fossil fuel utilization. The annual funding opportunity titled Support of Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Grace Bochenek Named New Director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

    The Department of Energy announced today that Grace Bochenek has been named the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Bochenek will manage the day-to-day operations of NETL, the national laboratory for the Office of Fossil Energy's research and development program. With more than 1,000 federal and contractor employees at five sites across the nation, NETL’s primary ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Resources for the Future Directory of GHG Emissions Experts

    Due to the current interest in climate change issues, I am sending you a link to a directory that includes office numbers and bio links for many of Resources for the Future’s (RFF’s) policy and legal experts on carbon emissions: RFF GHG Emission/Regulatory Experts. For more than 60 years, RFF researchers have been ...

  • Emerging Unconventional Resources Industry Overview

    China and Australia are among the most important emerging markets for shale and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) development in the world. China possesses an estimated 643 billion barrels (billion bbl) of risked, prospective shale oil and 4,746 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of risked shale gas in-place, of which around 32.2 billion bbl and 1,115 tcf are estimated to be technically recoverable. China’s ...


  • New Report Finds Energy Efficiency is America’s Cheapest Energy Resource

    According to a new report released today by ACEEE, energy efficiency is the cheapest method of providing Americans with electricity. Energy efficiency programs aimed at reducing energy waste cost utilities only about three cents per kilowatt hour, while generating the same amount of electricity from sources such as fossil fuels can cost two to three times more. “The cheapest energy is the ...

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