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April 28, 2011
Breakthrough Water Cleaning Technology Could Lessen Environmental Impacts from Shale Production

A novel water cleaning technology currently being tested in field demonstrations could help significantly reduce potential environmental impacts from producing natural gas from the Marcellus shale and other geologic formations, according to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

April 13, 2011
Water Treatment System Cleans Marcellus Shale Wastewater

A water treatment system that can turn wastewater into clean water has been shown to reduce potential environmental impacts associated with producing natural gas from shale formations in the Appalachian basin.

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 7, 2011
DOE Leverages Fossil Energy Expertise to Develop and Explore Geothermal Energy Resources

Focusing on reducing the upfront costs of geothermal development as well as improve its effectiveness, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced plans to leverage oil and gas expertise to test the reliability and efficiency of geothermal power generation at oil and gas fields.

February 2, 2011
DOE's Early Investment in Shale Gas Technology Producing Results Today

A $92 million research investment in the 1970s by the U.S. Department of Energy is today being credited with technological contributions that have stimulated development of domestic natural gas from shales.

January 24, 2011
WEDNESDAY: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the Department of Energy's inaugural "Energy Matters" online town hall on President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda as a follow-up to the State of the Union.  He will speak to and answer questions from an online and in-person audience.

January 12, 2011
Access to DOE Database of Oil and Natural Gas Research Results Expanded

The results of nearly four decades of research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy are now available through the OnePetro online document repository.

November 2, 2010
Innovative Telemetry System Will Help Tap Hard-to-Reach Natural Gas Resources

The commercialization of an innovative telemetry communications system developed through a U.S. Department of Energy research program will help U.S. producers tap previously hard-to-reach natural gas resources deep underground, resulting in access to additional supplies that will help enhance national energy security.

September 27, 2010
Projects Selected to Boost Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources

Ten projects focused on two technical areas aimed at increasing the nation’s supply of "unconventional" fossil energy, reducing potential environmental impacts, and expanding carbon dioxide storage options have been selected for further development by the U.S. Department of Energy.