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EcoCAR 3: Year 1 Finals Power Up University Teams

Imagine a high-powered sports car with loads of performance and speed that’s also one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road. The 16 North American university teams participating in the EcoCAR 3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition are in the process of making this dream a reality. 435 more words

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BRIAN H. POTTS: The Hole in the Rooftop Solar-Panel Craze

Wall Street Journal — Large-scale plants make sense, but panels for houses simply transfer wealth from average electric customers.

Most people buy rooftop solar panels because they think it will save them money or make them green, or both. 83 more words

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Former Energy Department employee indicted in nuclear secrets case

From Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima and Adam Goldman May 2015

A former Energy Department employee has been indicted on charges of attempting to infiltrate the agency’s computer system to steal nuclear secrets and sell them to a foreign government, U.S. 375 more words

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Illinois peeps, check out - U.S. and European Scientists Sign Cooperation Pact

The agreement will enable international collaboration on projects, a necessity in an age when big scientific experiments are too expensive for one country.. via NYT Science http://ift.tt/1QrbmWW

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Conflict of Interest

Blog based off NY Times article: Former F.B.I. Agent, Sues, Claiming Retaliation Over Misgivings in Anthrax Case by Scott Shane. Article can be found here: … 230 more words

Va. Projects Get Funding to Boost Solar Power Deployment

RICHMOND, Va. — The Energy Department is providing funding for two Virginia-based projects aimed at boosting the deployment of solar power.

Officials say the state projects are two of 15 across the country sharing more than $14 million to help communities develop plans to install solar electricity in homes, businesses, and communities. 99 more words

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Energy Department creates job strategy council to support job growth in US

The Energy Department announced Friday the creation of a Jobs Strategy Council to support job growth for U.S.-based clean energy positions. Additionally, the council will focus on implementing President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan, an initiative announced by the White House in June 2013 to cut U.S. 412 more words