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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • Fracking's risks greatly overstated

    In a recent letter to the editor ("Fracking is not the answer for U.S. economy," May 7), David Wagenheim relies on outdated and previously debunked talking points in an attempt to convince readers that hydraulic fracturing harms groundwater,...
  • Heat just one home this winter

    Heat just one home this winter
    Maryland's state government desperately wants you to plug up your leaky house in order to use less electricity. To get homeowners on board, the Empower Maryland program is offering 50 percent rebates of up to $3,150 on retrofit projects that make your...
  • Say yes to LNG

    Say yes to LNG
    The debate about whether the United States should export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Cove Point and other waterfront terminals has been going on for months. It is time for action. The United States has an abundance of cheap natural gas, thanks to...
  • The case for project labor agreements

    The case for project labor agreements
    The case often argued against project labor agreements (PLAs) — that they are somehow exclusionary, allegedly favor union contractors and union workers, etc. — misses the mark. The true test of PLAs, which are single-site craft labor...
  • Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations

    Researcher aims to take guesswork out of utilities' storm preparations
    If a hurricane threatens to barrel up the Chesapeake Bay in the next month, many Marylanders will watch the forecast with dread. Memories of spending days without power after Hurricane Irene and the June derecho are fresh and painful. Utilities such as...
  • Remodeled Caltech lab turned green

    Remodeled Caltech lab turned green
    Caltech students and professors looking to create green energy now have a sustainable central hub. Over the past 18 months workers gutted the 1971 Earle M. Jorgensen Laboratory and renovated it into a modern glass building to house the Resnick...
  • Home Depot Winterizing Tips

    Home Depot Winterizing Tips
    October marks Fire Prevention Month and although there may not be an official month for 'winterizing' your house it’s also a good time to be thinking about getting your home ready for winter and keeping costs down. Both fire-proofing and winter-...
  • Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant

    Feds give SDSU prof solar energy grant
    SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego State University engineering professor working to make large-scale solar energy generation more efficient was awarded a $3.9 million federal grant, the school announced Tuesday. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's...
  • Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow

    Death Toll from Sandy Hits 113, Recovery Slow
    NEW YORK -- The outward signs of recovery were everywhere Monday across the Northeast nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy struck: Power restored to tens of thousands, bridges and tunnels reopened, and limited train and ferry service up and running....
  • Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes

    Simple ways to save energy at home in just minutes
    Home is where the heart is. But it's also a place where families can be more conscious of their energy use. While conserving energy helps save the planet, it also helps homeowners save money. According to Christine Ackerson, sustainability manager at LG...
  • General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh

    General Motors unveils its new electric motor in White Marsh
    General Motors officially launched its new electric motor in White Marsh Tuesday, a milestone in U.S. manufacturing — and a key part of the company's bet that the electric-vehicle market is poised to grow. With production under way at the...