News and Feature Stories
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Sept. 1, 2003
As I buckle my baby daughter into our car, I marvel at the possibility that her first car could be powered by hydrogen—the third most abundant element on the Earth's surface. That is, if researchers—including those at NREL—can find a safe, economical, practical way of storing hydrogen fuel on board a vehicle.
July 23, 2003
The University of Missouri - Rolla won a highly competitive 2003 American Solar Challenge today, crossing the finish line at 11:39 a.m. using only the energy of the sun. The team set a record for U.S. solar car racing by completing 2,300 miles in 51 hours, beating the 2001 American Solar Challenge record by more than 4 hours.
July 1, 2003
Touring the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory today, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham encouraged Americans to use energy efficient technologies and practices in their homes and businesses in the wake of rising natural gas prices this year.
June 27, 2003
Four middle school students from College Station Middle School in College Station, Texas, showed their mastery of science today, winning the National Middle School Science Bowl by a landslide (geologic phenomena).
June 18, 2003
Sixteen teams of some of the brightest sixth through eighth grade students from around the United States will test their mental agility in the National Middle School Science Bowl June 25-28.
Feb. 21, 2003
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) today released its annual ranking of leading utility "green pricing" programs.