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Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar homes

Yesterday, a national coalition made up of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million homes across the U.S. within the next five years. The coalition estimates the plan will c...
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MISO report concludes upwards of 50% renewables is achievable with careful planning

Yesterday, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) published the Renewable Integration Impact Assessment (RIIA), an analysis that evaluates increasing amounts of wind and solar resources within the MISO grid and the broader bulk electric system. RIIA represents the culmination of more th...
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DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy announced today a Notice of Sale of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). DOE intends to draw down and sell 10.1 million barrels of crude oil from the SPR.  This notice of sale is to fulfill the req...
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Office of Fossil Energy Celebrates Black History Month 2021: Sheneè Turner

Perseverance, hard work, and support are the words Sheneé Turner uses to describe the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made in this country and in her community. Growing up very near DOE in the Capitol Hill community in Washington, DC, Sheneé remembers the sense of community, lov...
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Ohio geologists study potential for geothermal in abandoned coal mines

Photo by Yaroslav Maltsev on Unsplash The research at Ohio University could help transform old fossil fuel sites into clean energy assets, though much work remains to be done. Geologists at Ohio University are exploring the potential to turn abandoned coal mines into sources of carbon-free heating a...
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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors contribute to DOE hydropower research

Two professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are contributing research to the Submarine Hydrokinetic and Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) project. This project aims to speed up the ...
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AES details $154M financing for sPower’s Luna Storage project in southern California

AES Corp. announced that a recently acquired subsidiary has closed on $154.2 million in debt financing for 400-MWh energy storage project in Los Angeles County. sPower had closed on the funding for Luna Storage late last year. In January, AES merged with sPower and incorporated it into the AES clean...
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