DOE Announces Climate Observatory on Drought-Stricken Colorado River

DOE Announces Climate Observatory on Drought-Stricken Colorado River

By Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Just over a week after the federal government declared a water shortage on the Colorado River, which supplies 40 million people with water, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) announced Tuesday that it would be opening a new climate observatory at the river’s headwaters. The project’s scientists hope to predict rain and snowfall […]

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Explain It To Me: Diversity in Clean Tech Investment click button

Explain It To Me: Diversity in Clean Tech Investment

As Third Way’s Dr. Nick Montoni and Doug Rand recently wrote in a piece for The Hill: It’s hard to be a startup, given that most small businesses don’t survive past five years. It’s really hard to be a clean energy startup, because venture capital firms underinvest in risky technology challenges. And it’s hardest of all to […]

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Energy Department Aims To Drive Down Battery Costs by 90%

Energy Department Aims To Drive Down Battery Costs by 90%

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the department’s new goal of reducing the cost of grid-scale, long-duration energy storage by 90% within the coming decade.  The announcement is the second part of the agency’s Energy Earthshots Initiative and, as Utility Dive explained, is dubbed the Long Duration Storage […]

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DoE Announced Energy Earthshots Initiative to Reduce Costs of Clean Energy

DoE Announced Energy Earthshots Initiative to Reduce Costs of Clean Energy

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer The Department of Energy has announced a new initiative to dramatically lower the costs of clean energy by 2030. The Energy Earthshots initiative intends to accelerate breakthroughs in affordable, reliable, clean energy and boost the nation’s progress toward its 2050 net-zero goal. The first “shot,” if successful, will reduce the cost of clean […]

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Biden’s Cabinet Talks Big Plans for Offshore Wind Power

Biden’s Cabinet Talks Big Plans for Offshore Wind Power

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with state officials, industry executives, and labor leaders to announce a set of actions to significantly expand offshore wind. The new leasing, funding, and goals will […]

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Granholm Bringing the Sparkle to Energy Department

Granholm Bringing the Sparkle to Energy Department

Since her confirmation in February, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has hit the ground running on reviving the DOE into an agency that invests in the technology of the future, champions clean energy, and supports workers. It’s a bright vision of the future and a big departure from the fossil fuel-heavy policies of the past […]

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