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May 2012

Adding wind power to the existing electric grid may not have the effect of reducing carbon emissions as much as expected, according to a new study published by researchers at Argonne National Laboratory.
Because the wind blows inconsistently, power…

Ruriko Sakuma, daughter of dairy farmer Shinji Sakuma, rubs a cow at their farm in the village of… [+] Katsurao in Fukushima prefecture, 25 kms west of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant on May 3, 2011 after returning to feed their…

Feds Invest In Deepwater Drilling Tech

The Department of Energy has selected 13 projects to enhance the environmental safety of deepwater drilling projects, particularly by improving the cement casing process that investigators cited as a cause of BP's Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf…

The Department of Energy will spend $452 million—with a match from industry—over the next five years to guide two small modular reactor designs through the nuclear regulatory process by 2022. But cheap natural gas could freeze even small nuclear…