December 8, 2023

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

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Southeast Wash. Looks to Become Clean Tech Hub

A regional economic development organization plans to set up a nonprofit subsidiary to develop clean energy businesses in an area with deep ties to nuclear power.

Closed-Loop Hydro’s Climate Impact Found Less Than Batteries

A new analysis of five forms of grid-scale energy storage finds that closed-loop pumped storage hydropower has the smallest climate impact.

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DOE Projects Strong Growth for US Wind Industry

The Department of Energy issued three reports on wind-generated electricity, projecting strong but not uniform growth for the nation’s onshore, offshore and distributed wind power sectors.

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West Coast States Should Collaborate on OSW, Panelists Say
West Coast states need to work together to achieve their floating offshore wind goals, speakers at this year's Pacific Offshore Wind Summit in Sacramento said.
DOE Launches West Coast OSW Transmission Study
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm opened the Department of Energy’s Floating Offshore Wind Shot Summit with announcements of DOE’s latest initiatives.
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PNNL: ‘Households Do Not Make Rational Decisions’ on EE Upgrades
Comfort and safety — not cost or environmental impact — is the top driver for people considering energy efficiency upgrades, according to a new PNNL study.
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Washington’s Tri-Cities Lobbies Granholm for Clean Energy Funding
Leaders from southeastern Washington lobbied DOE Secretary Jennifer Granholm for a piece of the Biden administration’s clean energy spending.
PNNL: Communities Should Take Bigger Role in Coal Plant Closures
A report by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory says that communities facing coal plant closures need to do a better job of preparing for the loss.
PNNL Breaks Ground on Energy Storage Lab
A new federal lab designed to speed up research into grid storage technologies should be up and running by the fall of 2023, barring supply chain issues.
Study Links Western Wildfires to Arctic Ice Melt
A PNNL study has solidified the link between melting Arctic Ocean ice and the wildfires that regularly ravage the Western U.S.

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