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News Archives - 2012

December 17, 2012

Award-Winning A/C Uses Old Idea, New Materials

NREL's DEVAP cooling system works in any climate while saving up to 80% on energy use.

December 14, 2012

NREL and Johnson Matthey Announce Five-Year Collaboration on Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will partner with Johnson Matthey, a global specialty chemicals company, in a five-year, $7 million effort to economically produce drop-in gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from non-food biomass feedstocks, the federal laboratory announced today.

December 4, 2012

NREL Teams with Berkeley Lab to Analyze Solar Pricing Trends and Benchmark "Soft" Costs for PV Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) jointly released two reports examining solar photovoltaic (PV) pricing in the U.S.

November 27, 2012

NREL Updates Solar Radiation Database

Golden, Colo., November 9, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and collaborators released a 20-year updated version of the U.S. National Solar Radiation Database, a web-based technical report that provides critical information about solar and meteorological data for 1,454 locations in the U.S. and its territories.

October 25, 2012

NREL's Industry Growth Forum Brings Together Energy Innovators

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 25th Industry Growth Forum this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and policymakers to Denver.

August 10, 2012

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Make Rapid Progress in Range, Durability

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently completed a seven-year project to demonstrate and evaluate hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen fueling infrastructure in real-world settings.

July 30, 2012

NREL Report: Renewable Electricity Futures Study

This study explores the implications and challenges of very high renewable electricity generation levels—from 30% up to 90%, focusing on 80%, of all U.S. electricity generation from renewable technologies—in 2050.

July 26, 2012

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State

A new study of renewable energy's technical potential finds that every state in the nation has the space and resource to generate clean energy.

May 17, 2012

NREL Director Arvizu Named Chair of National Science Board

Dan Arvizu, director of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has been elected Chairman of the National Science Board. The 25-member body advises the president and Congress on science and engineering issues, and is the policy-setting and budget-approving body for the National Science Foundation. With an annual budget of $6.9 billion, the foundation funds about 20 percent of all federally supported basic scientific research at U.S. colleges and universities. Arvizu will serve a two-year term as chairman.

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