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November 17, 2014
Green Lands Blue Water 2014 Fall Conference

The Green Lands Blue Water 2014 Fall Conference will be held from November 19–20, 2014, at the Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois. The event will focus on bioenergy and sustainable agriculture and explore topics ranging from logistics, energy conversion technologies, and markets for grass biomass. BETO Sustainability Program Technology Manager Kristen Johnson will be speaking about the Energy Department’s perspective on sustainable bioenergy landscapes and will focus on BETO’s recent work with landscape design.

The conference will be November 19–20 only. On November 18, participants may choose to participate in a pre-conference field tour.

November 13, 2014
Photo by Warren Gretz, NREL 07317.
Landmark Tribal Wind Energy Deal Paves the Way for Tribal-Federal Leadership on Clean Energy

MG2 Tribal Energy, a joint venture between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians and commercial wind developer Geronimo Energy, is the first tribal entity to sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the federal government. The groundbreaking deal marks the largest wind energy purchase from a single source in federal contracting history.

October 28, 2014
Chicago Solar Express Reduces Costs, Wait Times

The Solar Express program in Chicago, Illinois—funded through a SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge (RSC) I award of $750,000—is making it faster, easier, and cheaper for residents to go solar by cutting long wait times and fees for solar permits.

October 16, 2014
Redox Shuttle Additive, Wins 2014 R&D 100 Award

Sandia National Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chemical solution, known as a redox shuttle additive, a chemical that prevents overcharging by electrochemically “locking in” a maximum voltage that is dependent on the chemical structure of the additive and the nature of the battery material.

September 9, 2014
Commission Meeting - November 4, 2014

Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories Agenda
Argonne National Laboratory
TCS Conference Center
9700 S. Cass Ave
Argonne, IL 60436
November 4, 2014

9:00 – 9:05 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Commission Co-chairs, T.J. Glauthier and Jared Cohon

9:05 – 10:00 AM
National Laboratories Director Panel
Peter Littlewood, Director, Argonne National Laboratory
Nigel Lockyer, Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

August 26, 2014
Dynalene Fuel Cell Coolants Achieve Commercial Success

Dynalene has been working with several automotive and fuel cell manufacturers on using the coolants in their PEM fuel cells, hybrid electric, electric vehicles and back-up power systems.

August 19, 2014
MEEA Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) is hosting its annual conference at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in Chicago, IL, on Jan. 28-30, 2015.

August 15, 2014
OPSI Annual Meeting

The Organization of PJM States, Inc. (OPSI) is hosting its annual meeting in Chicago, IL, on October 13-14, 2014.

July 9, 2014
At Argonne National Laboratory, computational biologist Nicole M. Scott studies the relationship between patterns of microbes and diseases or environmental contaminants.
Women @ Energy: Nicole Scott

"I think people should see STEM as the best thing they could do for themselves. For one thing, even in the current economic climate, jobs are available. Second, STEM careers create value. What’s more, STEM jobs offer good salaries, and give women independence and freedom to pursue the lives they want."