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Comment Deadline: Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage's Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water Power Technologies Office seeks information from the public on understanding, accessing, and utilizing the full potential of the hydropower fleet, including pumped storage, to contribute to electric grid resiliency and reliability.


Comment Deadline: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards Program Design

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

The Department of Energy published, on November 28, 2017, a Request for Information seeking comments from interested parties to assist DOE in evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of additional flexibilities in the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservations Standards program. 

March 16, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, March 10 – March 16

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new policies cost oil and gas jobs; as gasoline demand falls, petrochemicals rise; and new acoustic lighthouses could stop bird deaths in wind turbines. 

March 9, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, March 3 – March 9

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, college republican propose carbon tax; Exxon tries to create biofuels on massive scale; and Tesla and Uber try to boost electric vehicles. 

March 2, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, February 24 – March 2

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, government scales back on help to Puerto Rico; Hawaii's largest solar and storage system begins construction; and lower oil prices could cause problems for Saudi Arabia.