News Release Archives 2007
News releases covering laboratory activities, scientific discoveries, projects and more are archived below, chronologically. For more information about NREL and its research in renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 4, 2007
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 75 percent from 2005 to 2009. The new goal is part of NREL's participation in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Climate Leaders program.
November 8, 2007
A small company commercializing a novel solar energy technology has been named the Clean Energy Entrepreneur of the Year at the 20th Industry Growth Forum sponsored by NREL.
October 31, 2007
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and NREL announced today that they have entered into a collaborative research and development agreement to study and advance technology to produce liquid transportation fuels using algae.
October 30, 2007
Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab to Dramatically Increase Use of Clean, Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman today participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a highly efficient and “green” Research Support Facility, and announced two major renewable power projects at the Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
October 25, 2007
Handy new tools on the U.S. Department of Energy's redesigned Web sites for the Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center and the Clean Cities Program allow fleet managers and communities to make informed choices among strategies for reducing petroleum use.
September 28, 2007
Clean Cities coalitions around the nation displaced the equivalent of 375 million gallons of gasoline in 2006, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
August 23, 2007
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is collecting and analyzing maintenance, fuel economy and other vehicle performance data from 50 UPS hybrid diesel step delivery vans powered by an Eaton Corp. electric hybrid propulsion system.
July 24, 2007
Researchers at NREL, collaborating with Innovalight, Inc., have shown that a new and important effect called Multiple Exciton Generation occurs efficiently in silicon nanocrystals.
July 20, 2007
A solar cell produced by Boeing Spectrolab under a subcontract with NREL is among this year's most significant innovations, as judged by Research & Development Magazine.
June 27, 2007
NREL and Denmark's Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), have signed an agreement to cooperate closely on improving wind energy technologies.
June 26, 2007
A team that includes NREL has won a bid from the Department of Energy for a $125 million bioenergy research center that will seek new ways to produce biofuels.
June 25, 2007
NREL will work with consortiums from Texas and Massachusetts to design, build and operate new facilities to test the next generation of giant wind turbine blades.
June 20, 2007
Hybrid electric vehicles have saved close to 230 million gallons – or 5.5 million barrels – of fuel in the United States since their introduction in 1999, according to a recent analysis conducted at NREL.
May 25, 2007
NREL has updated the National Solar Radiation Database, a planning tool that provides critical information about the amount of solar energy that is available at any given location.
May 16, 2007
Thirteen local community leaders were chosen to join NREL's Executive Energy Leadership program.
May 12, 2007
Sixty-seven teams from 25 Colorado schools participated in today's Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell car competitions hosted by NREL.
April 4, 2007
A research facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been designated as one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly places to work in the United States by the U.S. Green Buildings Council under its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building program.
April 3, 2007
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual ranking of leading utility green power programs.
March 19, 2007
A joint venture among businesses and Colorado research institutions to further develop renewable fuels was announced today at the state capitol in Denver.
March 6, 2007
Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory have been named Dan David Prize Laureates for 2007.
February 28, 2007
NREL and PrimeStar Solar, Inc. announced they have signed an $870,000 Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to transition NREL's leading cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) technology to commercial module production.
February 21, 2007
Congressional, State and Higher Education Leaders Kickoff and Sign Colorado Renewable Energy Collaboratory Agreement
Leaders from NREL, CSU, CSM and CU at Boulder solidified the Renewable Energy Collaboratory Agreement today at a signing ceremony in the west foyer of the State Capitol.
February 21, 2007
Xcel Energy announced the results of a six-month study related to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and how an increase in their popularity may affect Colorado.
February 3, 2007
Students from Pueblo Centennial High School won top honors at the Colorado High School Science Bowl today.
January 29, 2007
Thirteen prominent national leaders have accepted invitations to join the National Advisory Council for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
January 10, 2007
The American Chemical Society recently honored Arthur Nozik with a special publication of the The Journal of Physical Chemistry B.