New Supercomputer a ‘Scientific Time Machine’ for Developing Endless Energy

New Supercomputer a ‘Scientific Time Machine’ for Developing Endless Energy

Oak Ridge National Laboratory unveiled what it calls the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. Built for the US Department of Energy, Summit will be eight times more powerful than the lab’s previous top-ranked system Titan, ORNL says. “Summit will provide unprecedented computing power … Read more…

DOE: A Role for All Fuels In Our Energy Mix

DOE: A Role for All Fuels In Our Energy Mix

News leaked on Friday that President Trump now plans to propose cutting energy efficiency funding and renewable energy programs at the Department of Energy by 72% – but that doesn’t mean the administration isn’t committed to renewables, says the DOE.

Las Vegas Sands Receives DOE Recognition for Efficiency

Las Vegas Sands Receives DOE Recognition for Efficiency

When the Las Vegas Sands Corporation bet on efficiency, it won big. This week the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge recognized the hospitality company for energy and water efficiency upgrades. The Better Buildings Challenge is a partnership between the DOE and more than … Read more…

DOE Releases 1 Million Barrels of Crude Oil From Emergency Reserve

DOE Releases 1 Million Barrels of Crude Oil From Emergency Reserve

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the release of 1 million barrels of crude oil from the federal Strategic Petroleum Reserve in response to refinery outages caused by Hurricane Harvey. With close to half the country’s oil refineries located on the Gulf Coast, the DOE move … Read more…

MA Jail Nabs Juicy Grant for Solar Canopy

MA Jail Nabs Juicy Grant for Solar Canopy

A jail in Greenfield, MA, has received a grant of more than half a million dollars from the state Department of Energy Resources to install a solar canopy.  The $545,000 grant will pay for a 436-kilowatt array expected to offset 26% of the facility’s energy … Read more…

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

Department of Energy Devotes $3M to Use of Supercomputers

This week the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of $3 million that will go towards the use of supercomputers at the department’s national laboratories in an effort to tackle manufacturing challenges. The initiative, known as the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program … Read more…

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

DOE Awards $3.9M to Ford, GE, Others, to Research Energy Efficiency in Supercomputing

The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $3.9 million for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in US manufacturing. The program (confusingly acronymed HPC4Mfg) hopes to spur innovation in US manufacturing through the adoption of high performance computing to advance applied science and technology in order to … Read more…

Preliminary Review Shows Gains With ASHRAE Standard 90.1-16

Preliminary Review Shows Gains With ASHRAE Standard 90.1-16

The recently updated version of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) Standard 90.1-16 can achieve more than 30 percent savings when compared to the 2004 version of the standard, according to an analysis by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) reported upon at … Read more…

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