Department of Energy Promotes New Efficiency Standards

Federal buildings, air conditioners, and swimming pool heaters included in proposals.  The Energy Department on Wednesday announced a new series of energy efficiency standards to take effect in 2023. Beginning…

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Multiple Departments to Update Puerto Rico’s Energy Grid

Memorandum of Understanding published between all parties. The U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development announced last week that they have executed a Memorandum…

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DOE Launches Electric Grid Update Initiative

Intends to plan and build new, cleaner upgrades. This past week, the Department of Energy announced the “Building a Better Grid” initiative, enabled by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.…

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Nuclear Industry Receives Funding from Congress

Infrastructure bill includes nearly $8.5 billion for nuclear energy.  Future advanced nuclear reactor development and support of the nation’s economically compromised nuclear energy plants will be aided by…

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BOEM Promotes Offshore Wind Generation Plan

Director of Ocean Energy Management outlines plan to produce 30 gigawatts of power. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced its role in support of President…

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Electrical Grid Strained by Drought in Western States

Increased demand meeting with decreased power supply. Record temperatures in the Pacific Northwest have caused an increase in demand for electricity even as drought conditions have lessened western…

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Legislators Propose Publicly Owned Power Grids

They suggest energy systems should not be “marketized.” A coalition of lawmakers spearheaded by Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri and Jamal Bowman of New York is calling for…

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DOE to Research Nuclear Fuel Waste Reduction

$40 million dedicated to creating cleaner energy. Nuclear power provides for a fifth of America’s overall electricity. However, nuclear energy creates 2,000 metric tons of nuclear waste every…

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