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March 11, 2011
The MV-1, a new wheelchair accessible, fuel-efficient vehicle | Photo Courtesy of Vehicle Production Group
Automotive Accessibility and Efficiency Meet in the Innovative MV-1

A look at the MV-1, a fuel-efficient natural gas vehicle designed from the ground-up for wheelchair accessibility.

March 1, 2011
Alternative fuel vehicles and advanced vehicle technologies are helping to keep National treasures like Yellowstone National Park in Cody, Wyoming pristine. | Photo by Jeff Gunn
National Parks Clean Up with Alternative Fuels

Many National Parks are adopting clean alternative fuel vehicles, advanced vehicles technologies and other fuel saving measures to maintain their air quality and keep the parks pristine.

February 16, 2011
At left, highly turbulent behavior as water flows into (clear) oil. At right, all turbulence is suppressed by using cornstarch. | Department of Energy Photo | Courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Public Domain
Forceful Fluid: Scientists Discover a Starchy Substance with Oily Applications

Researchers at the Energy Department’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) set out to find the proper mix of fluids needed to cap the powerful flow of oil that can occur during a spill, an objective that was principally driven by the failure of the top-kill method during last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. You'll be surprised what starchy substance made the grade.

February 14, 2011
President Requests $520.7 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2012 budget seeks $520.7 million for the Office of Fossil Energy to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology.

December 10, 2010
Why Cool Roofs?
November 5, 2010
A simulated collision of lead-ions, courtesy the ALICE experiment at CERN
Geek-Up[11.05.10]: Quark Gluon Plasma, Solar-Power Generating Windows and CCS Field Studies

Large Hadron Collider's (LHC) first record-setting run of high-energy proton collisions, new transparent film capable of absorbing light and generating electrical charge developed, and field test finds that opportunities to permanently store carbon in unmineable seams of lignite may be more widespread than previously documented -- all in this week's Geek-Up.

October 1, 2010
Geek-Up[10.01.10] -- Mapping Bioenergy and Magnetic Vector Potential, New Atmosphere-Monitoring Tools and "Sour" Gas Streams

Geeks, pay attention! We've got a BioEnergy Atlas, aerosols and climate, sour stuff, and 3D magnetic interactions in this edition of the Geek Up!

September 9, 2010
Sec. Chu speaks about carbon capture and sequestration. | Energy Department Photo
Carbon Capture and Storage Forum Round-Up

Yesterday, Secretary Chu joined Senator Jay Rockefeller at the University of Charleston in West Virginia for a forum on the future of coal and the case for carbon capture and storage. We were at the event, relaying some of the highlights live via Twitter so that people across the nation could follow along and weigh in on the discussion.

September 8, 2010
Today: Live from the Carbon Capture and Storage Forum

Want to know more about carbon capture and sequestration? Here'e how.

August 13, 2010
Pete McGrail, a Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is part of a team studying basalts to determine how carbon dioxide can be safely and permanently stored in these massive, deep underground rock formations. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Cleaning Up Coal

How we're making coal a better energy source than it used to be.