The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has worked with Whooshh Innovations on an inventive project demonstrating a fish-friendly transport system. This Energy Department-funded technology uses lengths of flexible tube and slight differences in pressure to gently propel salmon and other fish up and around obstacles such as hydroelectric dams in waterways.
The Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has reduced energy costs for millions of low-income households by providing energy efficiency upgrades. Many of the people getting their homes weatherized are also realizing another positive result: improved health and home safety.
The beautiful island of Kauai, Hawaii, is known for its pristine beaches and dramatic mountain ranges. But Kauai is not just a vacation spot; it is also the location of one of the largest algae biofuel production facilities in the United States.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of “Back to the Future” Day.
It’s a date most movie buffs know by heart: October 21, 2015 – the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Stephen Spielberg’s 1989 classic “Back to the Future: Part II.”
Although you may not have remembered the date, you’ve probably heard of Doc’s DeLorean, which takes 1.21 gigawatts (GW) of power to travel through time. Admittedly, our national labs haven’t quite figured out time travel just yet, but they do analyze power.
Nearly 75% of Americans commute to work alone. That makes for a lot of cars that use a lot of gasoline that produce a lot of greenhouse gasses. The Energy Department's Workplace Charging Challenge is making it easier for commuters to use plug-in electric vehicles to get to work.
Tackling climate change requires the cooperation of leaders and organizations at every level, including local communities. Our Cities-LEAP project, which helps deliver standardized energy data and analysis, recently launched two new resources to help cities strategically map their energy vision for the future.
Happy Bioenergy Day! Today, bioenergy organizations across North America are celebrating the benefits of bioenergy by holding events and open houses in their local communities. Here at the Energy Department we’re celebrating as well, with extra coverage of bioenergy successes and news all month.
Engineers at Idaho National Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory helped build the world’s first triple hybrid renewable energy plant. It combines geothermal power, solar panels and concentrating solar power into one reliable energy source.