September 4th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
What are lawmakers in Washington doing to ensure that manufacturing remains a focus of economic recovery and revitalization? For one, they’re backing a bipartisan bill that helps strengthen engineering programs at learning institutions across the nation to meet the growing demands—and challenges—of manufacturing in the 21st century.
August 25th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the Energy Department announced a $67-million funding infusion for research on nuclear energy and clean energy innovation, which, according to a DOE news release, builds on the Obama administration’s efforts to expand such innovation.
August 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Germany is the most energy-efficient of the world’s major economies, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The United States finished 13th of 16 countries—far behind Italy, the European Union, China, and France.
August 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.
June 24th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is fast-tracking the “scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy” by awarding $100 million to the country’s Energy Frontier Research Centers.
June 16th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the House Appropriations Committee presented the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that keeps funding for the Department of Energy’s programs and research flat
June 8th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
As part of an effort to not only strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector, but also spur job creation, President Obama recently designated 12 communities as Manufacturing Communities—the country’s first—backed by federal agencies and funds
May 14th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make permanent a tax break for companies who invest in research and development
May 6th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are backing a 2015 budget bill that ups funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
May 5th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
New data suggests that America’s efforts to make its energy cleaner and greener are actually impeding its ability to reduce harmful carbon emissions