The United States has enough land in water-rich climates to safely become a serious algae oil producer without damaging water supply.
Deployment of smart-grid systems would reduce U.S. carbon emissions from utilities 12 percent by 2030, according to DOE researchers.
Pacific Northwest National Labs is looking to license its Smart Charger Controller, which can schedule electric-car charging for the lowest price at off-peak times.
Rooftop air conditioning units using new DOE design would reduce energy consumption by 50 to 60 percent compared to current models, agency says.
PNNL says go for ammonia borane, not sodium borohydride, for hydrogen.
What if everyone gets a plug-in? Electrical prices will go up probably, but there will be other effects too.
A study out of Oak Ridge National Labs says don't get too excited about plug-in hybrids.