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80% Cuts In Transportation Sector Petroleum And Emissions: How Do We Get There?

March 19th, 2013 | by Andrew

The Dept. of Energy's "Transportation Energy Futures" study provides a template for Pres. Obama's vision of reducing US transportation sector petroleum use and greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050. Realizing gains in vehicle energy efficiency and fostering shifts in demand for different modes of transport, growing use of biomass biofuels, and transitioning to hydrogen and electric vehicles are the three main facets of the TEF strategy

DOE Invests in Greenfire’s CCS that Makes Geothermal Cheaper

April 19th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Greenfire Energy, a novel geothermal/CCS startup that is attempting to extract geothermal energy using injected CO2 as the working fluid instead of water, has been selected to receive $2 million in funding from the Department of Energy, according to Penelope Kern at Energy Prospects

Democratic EPA Moves Decisively on Coal

February 2nd, 2010 | by Susan Kraemer

The Obama administration is moving ahead with not one, but three EPA rules that will start to reduce our use of coal, (by far the worst emitter of greenhouse gases in the nation) to move the nation towards a cleaner, safer, healthier energy future, despite misuse of the Senate filibuster by Republicans who are paid to support coal

DOE Introduces Big Oil to New Energy Source: Waste Heat Geothermal

October 4th, 2009 | by Susan Kraemer

Every barrel of oil extracted in the US also produces ten barrels of hot fluids in addition to the oil. Why not use that potential energy in the waste heat? Rather than discard that "geothermal" resource created by the process of oil extraction, the DOE is going to show the traditional energy industry how to tap into those waste fluids to power equipment at the site. If generally applied by the industry, this would help reduce the high carbon cost of oil production in the

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