- Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel Updated: Nov-26-15 10:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
- Tenn. raises concerns about proposed nuclear landfill Updated: Nov-21-15 1:46 pm
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee - Tennessee officials are raising concerns about the U.S. Department of Energy's plans for a new nuclear landfill at Oak Ridge.
- Hassan asks for Northern Pass hearings to be rescheduled Updated: Nov-20-15 8:31 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan has asked the U.S. Department of Energy to reschedule public hearings currently planned for December on the proposed Northern Pass project.
- UMaine-led offshore wind project gets $3.7M boost Updated: Nov-16-15 12:19 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding another $3.7 million to a University of Maine-led offshore wind power pilot project, a sign of confidence in the project, officials said Monday.
- State official: DOE estimate on Los Alamos cleanup too low Updated: Nov-13-15 2:15 pm
POJOAQUE, New Mexico - A New Mexico official says cleaning up radioactive and hazardous waste at Los Alamos will cost far more than the $1.2 billion estimate by the federal Department of Energy.
- Southern Ute Indian tribe works out solar plant deal Updated: Nov-13-15 9:51 am
DURANGO, Colorado - The Southern Ute Indian tribe plans to build a solar plant that will power about 10 tribal buildings in the capital of their Colorado reservation.
- Final settlement on nuke violations have yet to be inked Updated: Nov-12-15 3:07 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico and the federal government have yet to sign a final agreement aimed at settling dozens of violations stemming from a radiation leak at an underground nuclear waste repository.
- Falling oil prices undermine Malloy's gas expansion plan Updated: Nov-10-15 10:47 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - It may only be temporary, but falling oil prices are undermining Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ambitious natural gas expansion plan.
- Feds tap Idaho National Lab in push for advanced reactors Updated: Nov-06-15 5:53 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Idaho National Laboratory to play a key role in a new initiative intended to lead to the building of new or advanced nuclear reactor designs that can be brought to the commercial market.
- National lab revises policies after device goes missing Updated: Nov-04-15 4:21 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Officials at Sandia National Laboratories confirmed Wednesday that they've revised procedures to ensure control and accountability of all radioactive materials and devices that are required to be tracked by the federal facility.
- New cleanup deadlines sought for central Hanford Updated: Nov-02-15 11:28 am
RICHLAND, Washington - The U.S. Department of Energy and its Hanford Nuclear Reservation regulatory agencies want new legal deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in the central portion of the site.
- Feds: Sanford Lab experiment won't harm environment Updated: Nov-01-15 9:17 am
LEAD, South Dakota - A federal government study has concluded that building and operating the proposed experiment in which scientists would shoot a beam of neutrinos from Illinois to the western South Dakota town of Lead would not have a significant impact on the environment.
- Company: US recommending power line under Lake Champlain Updated: Oct-29-15 5:22 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - U.S. officials are recommending approval of a power line that would move electricity made by Canadian dams to southern New England by sending some of it under Lake Champlain.
- Iraqis tour North Dakota to study gas-capturing technologies Updated: Oct-29-15 3:04 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Iraqi government has turned to North Dakota for help in finding solutions to the wasteful burning of natural gas that's a byproduct of oil production.