Stories with the tag: Energy Efficiency
Smart grid technologies and approaches can improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce power costs, according to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project’s final report.
Release Date: 7/9/2015
Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study.
Release Date: 3/4/2015
Heat pump water heaters are an energy-efficient alternative to conventional electric resistance water heaters. Now research shows heat pump water heaters can also reduce an entire home’s energy use — if they’re connected to the appropriate ducting.
Release Date: 1/6/2015
A wealth of natural gas replaces not just high-carbon coal, but power that is lower in greenhouse gas emissions as well.
Release Date: 10/15/2014
Commercial buildings could cut their heating and cooling electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy-efficiency controls, PNNL researchers found.
Release Date: 5/23/2014
Four southeast Washington leaders in advancing science education have formed the Mid-Columbia STEM Education Collaboratory.
Release Date: 5/13/2014
A new, PNNL-developed nanomaterial called a metal organic framework could extend the lifespan of lithium-sulfur batteries, which could be used to increase the driving range of electric vehicles.
Release Date: 4/15/2014
PNNL will display a broad range of its clean energy projects at ARPA-E’s 2014 Energy Innovation Summit, including: making power transmission more efficient, cheaper ways to extract lightweight metals, new methods for energy-efficient cooling and more.
Release Date: 2/21/2014
Construction on a new energy research facility at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Richland campus will begin this April.
Release Date: 1/29/2014
China can build its way to a more energy efficient future — one house, apartment and retail store at a time — by improving the rules regulating these structures, according to a PNNL study.
Release Date: 1/28/2014