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U.S. invests in methane hydrate research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said it was investing more than $5 million in research to assess the potential for gas crystals as an energy source.

U.S. puts more effort behind solar energy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department announced it would work with national researchers to help develop advanced solar power technologies.

U.S. wind power capacity increasing

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Wind power in the United States accounted for 32 percent of new electricity capacity in the country last year, a U.S. Energy Department report stated.

Obama praises wind power technology

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama said Tuesday Congress' failure to extend wind-energy tax credits by the end of the year could slow growth in the field and jeopardize jobs.

U.S.: Lighter vehicles for better mileage

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said it was supporting the development of materials that could make passenger vehicles more fuel efficient.

White House involvement in loans detailed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Newly released e-mails offer details about the involvement of the White House in a loan program to help clean-energy companies, officials said Thursday.

U.S. explores electric vehicle technology

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy announced it was backing research into electric vehicle technologies with more than $40 million in funding.

Maine to be first for tidal energy

PORTLAND, Maine, July 27 (UPI) -- The nation's first commercial tidal energy project, in Maine, is expected to deliver electricity in September.

U.S. sinks cash into biofuels

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government announced it was backing a multimillion-dollar effort to increase production of biofuels in an effort to enhance energy security.
House moves on Yucca Mountain funding

House moves on Yucca Mountain funding

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. leaders in the House of Representatives were lauded for passing a measure that helps fund an application for a Nevada nuclear repository.

U.S. funding clean-coal research

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Nine universities in the United States will receive about $300,000 to drive research in clean coal technology, the U.S. Energy Department said.

U.S. funds minerals research for energy

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department announced plans to spend up to $120 million in the next five years to support research into rare earths and critical materials.

Obama pushes for wind power tax credit

WASHINGTON, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama urged Congress to extend the tax benefits key to the nation's wind power sector.

Concerns focus on Fukushima unit stability

TOKYO, May 23 (UPI) -- Whether a pool where spent fuel is stored at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant could withstand another strong earthquake has become a source of growing concern.
Rep. Markey: Yemen, terrorism and gas don't mix

Rep. Markey: Yemen, terrorism and gas don't mix

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Al-Qaida activity in Yemen suggests U.S. energy security is at risk because of imports bound for New England ports, a lawmaker said.
U.S. explores gas potential in ice

U.S. explores gas potential in ice

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said it teamed with U.S. and Japanese companies to extract natural gas from arctic ice structures in the North Slope of Alaska.
U.S., British team for offshore wind

U.S., British team for offshore wind

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Floating wind turbines in deep waters are the subject of planned agreements between the U.S. and British governments, British officials said Monday.

U.S. looks into hydroelectric potential

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- The United States could get as much as 12 gigawatts of its energy per year if it utilized the hydropower potential of existing dams, the Energy Department said.

India seeks U.S. green energy investments

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Indian Power Minister Sushilkumar Shinde called on U. S. companies to invest in India's energy sector.

U.S. announces funding for 'bio-oil'

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Energy Department said up to $15 million is available to help support nearly a dozen so-called bio-oil projects targeted for the transportation sector.
Soon in your neighborhood, $8 a gallon gas!

Soon in your neighborhood, $8 a gallon gas!

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says he needs four more years to change America. If he is re-elected can we look forward to $8 a gallon?
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

$2.5 million ad targets U.S. energy policy

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers can no longer afford the cost of White House energy policies as costs continue to skyrocket, the American Energy Alliance said.

U.S. plans funding for small reactors

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- The White House announced plans to share the cost with the private sector to develop and license small modular nuclear reactors.

High gas prices and the wisdom of drilling for oil

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 15 (UPI) -- The writer says soaring gasoline prices are the direct result of failed federal energy policies of U.S. President Barack Obama.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Riyadh can handle crude oil disruptions

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- There is a "basic assumption" that Saudi Arabia will make up the difference for the effects sanctions on Iran are having on oil markets, an analyst said.
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