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September 6, 2011
CX-006501: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Interstate 55 Corridor and City of Springfield Electric Vehicle Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 09/06/2011
Location(s): Chicago, Illinois
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

August 23, 2011
EA-1800: Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact

Monarch Warren County Wind Turbine Project

August 22, 2011
EA-1800: Final Environmental Assessment

Monarch Warren County Wind Turbine Project

August 11, 2011
Dan Abraham | Image Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Batteries Expert: Daniel Abraham

Lithium-ion batteries are in almost every cell phone, as well as cameras, camcorders, and computers. Dr. Abraham explains, "Our goal is to get the batteries into our cars –- into the next generation of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles." Learn more.

August 11, 2011
USDA and DOE Fund 10 Research Projects to Accelerate Bioenergy Crop Production and Spur Economic Impact

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to spur research into improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of growing biofuel and bioenergy crops. The investments are part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to develop domestic renewable energy and advanced biofuels, providing a more secure future for America’s energy needs and creating new opportunities for the American farming industry. 

August 11, 2011
EA-1800: Finding of No Significant Impact

Monarch Warren County Wind Turbine Project Lenox Township Warren County, Illinois

August 10, 2011
Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.

The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including:

August 9, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $39 Million to Strengthen University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development

51 Projects Aim to Cut Carbon Pollution, Create Clean Energy Jobs and Strengthen America’s Nuclear Energy Industry

August 8, 2011
Tiny Terminators: New Micro-Robots Assemble, Repair Themselves and Are Surprisingly Strong

Tiny robots that can assemble and repair themselves? Watch a video of Argonne National Laboratory's micro-robots that easily perform tasks that can challenge other robots, including moving objects that are larger than themselves.