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March 14, 2014
Moving Forward on CCS

DAS for Clean Coal Julio Friedmann Discusses Importance of Technologies at International Forum.

March 6, 2014
FE’s Ultra-Deepwater Program focuses on spill prevention, safety and environmental stewardship

Nearly everyone recognizes that prudent development of domestic oil and natural gas resources will continue to be an important part of U.S. energy strategy for decades to come. How important depends a lot on conducting operations responsibly, ensuring communities are safe and the environment protected as the nation maximizes use of this vital domestic energy resource.

January 30, 2014
Cleantech: Innovative Lab Partnership Reduces Emissions from Coal

Learn how the National Energy Technology Laboratory is working to reduce the emission of pollutants from existing coal-fired power plants.

January 7, 2014
Alert! Industry and Academia — The Energy Department Seeks Your Novel Ideas for Advanced Energy Systems

Do you care about power and our environment? Are you buzzing with innovative ideas? If so, the Energy Department wants to hear your new and creative concepts for improving the cost and performance of power or industrial systems that depend on fossil energy.

January 7, 2014
DOE has created a network of seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) to help develop the technology, infrastructure, and regulations to implement large-scale CO2 storage (also called carbon sequestration) in different regions and geologic formations within the Nation.
Celebrating a Decade of Carbon Storage Research Through Partnership

For the past decade, the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has managed a nationwide network of partnerships that team government, industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations to identify the best approaches for permanently storing CO2 in deep geologic formations.

December 18, 2013
Uncovering Coal’s Secrets Through the University Coal Research Program

The challenges confronting the environmentally sound use of our country’s fossil energy resources are best addressed through collaborative research and development. That’s why this approach, which stretches federal dollars, is at the heart of the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Coal Research Program.

December 4, 2013
DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas Paula Gant visits GE O&G Customer Collaboration Center in Houston. 
(L to R - Chrissy Borskey, GE Distributed Power; Tracey Sledge, GE O&G; Paula Gant, DOE; Paul Doucette, GE O&G; Jeanette Patel, GE Canada; and Hannah Kaplan, GE Distributed Power.
Houston Visit Highlights People and Programs Helping the Office of Fossil Energy Fulfill Its Mission

When I joined the Office of Fossil Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas this past September, three areas made an immediate impression: the office’s highly innovative research and development portfolio; the expertise of FE staff and their collaborative, constructive relationship with industry, state, international and academic research partners; and how the mission of FE in general, and ONG in particular, is essential to developing a secure, sustainable and clean energy future.

November 26, 2013
EDX - Share and Share Alike

At NETL, sharing energy technical knowledge and expertise just got a whole lot easier. The Laboratory’s Office of Research and Development has recently launched the Energy Data eXchange, or EDX, a knowledge-sharing network built to provide a single source for fossil energy-related datasets and the tools to use them.

November 20, 2013
USAF photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch.
Energy Department Assisting Launch of Low Greenhouse Gas–Emitting Jet Fuels

On behalf of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force, the Energy Department is seeking research projects that would lead to the commercial production of coal-derived jet fuel. Creating jet fuels from coal capitalizes on an abundant domestic energy resource and lessens our dependence on foreign oil for jet fuel production.

November 14, 2013
DOE’s recognition program for high-performance sustainable buildings acknowledges buildings like B39 and promotes adherence to the guiding principles in all new DOE construction, renovations, and building alterations. The Sustainability Performance Office strives to ensure that, per Executive Order 13514, at least 15 percent of DOE buildings meet the requirements of the guiding principles by 2015, improving building sustainability on a national scale.
Rewarding Green: NETL Recognized for Sustainable Buildings

A new awards program initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office has recognized a building at the National Energy Technology Laboratory as a high-performance sustainable building — a model of DOE’s five guiding principles for sustainable buildings: integrated design, optimized energy use, water conservation, enhanced indoor environmental quality, and reduced environmental impact of materials.