Tagged with R&D

ADVANCED FOSSIL ENERGY: Information on DOE-Provided Funding for Research and Development Projects Started from Fiscal Years 2010 through 2017

US Government Accountability Office https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-18-619 Fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas—will likely continue to be the major source of U.S. energy. The Department of Energy funds research and development (R&D) for innovative fossil fuel technologies. In the period we reviewed, the department provided $2.66 billion for 794 such projects. Among other things, we found: 42% … Continue reading

US DOE Carbon Storage Atlas — 5th Edition

US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory http://www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/carbon-storage/natcarb-atlas [From Press Release] The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) today released the fifth edition of theCarbon Storage Atlas (Atlas V), which shows prospective carbon dioxide (CO2) storage resources of at least 2,600 billion metric tons – an increase over the findings of the 2012 Atlas. … Continue reading

Electricity Technology Investments under Solar RD&D Uncertainty: How Interim Learning and Adaptation Affect the Optimal Decision Strategy

Belfer Center, Kennedy School, Harvard Univ. / by Nidhi R. Santen, et al. http://bit.ly/14obdBq We present a new modeling framework for studying optimal generating capacity and public RD&D investments in the electricity sector under decision-dependent RD&D uncertainty and learning. We show that when uncertainty and learning features are omitted, as is typically done in practice, … Continue reading

Enabling Rapid and Sustainable Public Health Research During Disasters

Summary of a Joint Workshop by the Institute of Medicine and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Research Council http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18967 Over the past decade, preparedness and response capacities of government agencies, hospitals and clinics, public health agencies, and academic researchers in the United States and abroad have been challenged by a succession … Continue reading

Going Local: Connecting the National Labs to their Regions for Innovation and Growth

Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution / by Scott Andes, Mark Muro, and Matthew Step http://bit.ly/1tNCx5W [Summary] Since their inception in the 1940s, the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories have been in the vanguard of America’s global research and development leadership. However, the national innovation system has changed in the past 70 years. Today, much technology … Continue reading

Rethinking the Components, Coordination, and Management of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Laboratories

National Research Councilhttp://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18950 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applies scientific results that have been provided by various parts of its own organization and by external organizations. The agency requires substantial high-quality inhouse scientific expertise and laboratory capabilities so that it can answer questions related to regulation, enforcement, and environmental effects of specific chemicals, activities, and … Continue reading

Resilience of the Electrical Grid to Natural Disasters: DOE Workshop

2014 Resilient Electric Distribution Grid R&D Workshop: Final Report and Other Materials http://1.usa.gov/1zCmkS4 On June 11, 2014, the Department of Energy held a half-day workshop to identify key R&D activities for enhancing the resilience of electric distribution grids to natural disasters. Workshop attendees met to share current practices by distribution utilities and ongoing activities on resilient … Continue reading

Beyond 2015: An Innovation-Based Framework for Global Climate Policy

Center for Clean Energy Innovation http://bit.ly/1wm6KZi [From Press Release] …[This report] proposes a fundamentally new international energy innovation policy framework designed to decarbonize the global energy market by making clean energy cheaper than fossil fuels without subsidies. The report proposes a series of reforms to be considered for the new international climate agreement… Unfortunately, an overemphasis … Continue reading