Crises can accelerate structural change and spur an absolute decoupling of CO2 emissions from economic growth.
Turning abandoned mines into batteries
A novel technique called Underground Gravity Energy Storage turns decommissioned mines into long-term energy storage solutions, thereby supporting the sustainable energy transition.
Unearthing the secrets of plant health, carbon storage with rhizosphere-on-a-chip
Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have created a miniaturized environment to study the ecosystem around poplar tree roots for insights into plant health and soil carbon sequestration.
NSF, DOE grants fund UIC research to decarbonize cement manufacturing
Chemical engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago are investigating new methods to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cement manufacturing, thanks to two federal grant awards.
Story tips: Split-second leak detection, serendipitous silicon and retrofitting untapped dams
ORNL Story tips: Split-second leak detection, serendipitous silicon and retrofitting untapped dams
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Plans Transition to Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions
PNNL will demonstrate how new technologies, innovative approaches and partnering with others can lead to net-zero emissions and decarbonization of operations.
ORNL brings big science to address the climate challenge
Tackling the climate crisis and achieving an equitable clean energy future are among the biggest challenges of our time. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest Department of Energy science and energy laboratory in the country, is deeply invested in the big science capabilities and expertise needed to address the climate challenge on multiple fronts.
Agricultural decarbonization gets new emphasis at ORNL
Finding a way to reduce metric tons of carbon dioxide while sustaining food products to feed the country and the world is becoming an area of increased focus in national decarbonization efforts and is attracting increased attention at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
David Sholl: Driving a decarbonized energy system
David Sholl, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new Transformational Decarbonization Initiative, is on a mission: hasten the development and deployment of decarbonization solutions for the nation’s energy system.
Hydrogen Energy Storage at Your Service
PNNL’s new Hydrogen Energy Storage Evaluation Tool allows users to examine multiple energy delivery pathways and grid applications to maximize benefits.
Accounting for finance is key for climate mitigation pathways
A new study highlights the opportunity to complement climate mitigation scenarios with scenarios that capture the interdependence among investors’ perception of future climate risk, the credibility of climate policies, and the allocation of investments across low- and high-carbon assets in the economy.
Empowering citizens for successful energy transitions
A new study explored options for empowering citizens as a driver for moving from awareness about the need to transform energy systems to action and participation.
Pathways clear for decarbonising heavy industry
The production of green steel will be a critical step to enable the world’s heavy industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and Australia is well placed to be an important player in this space.
Our energy hunger is tethered to our economic past
Current world energy consumption is tied to unchangeable past economic production. And the way out of an ever-increasing rate of carbon emissions may not necessarily be ever-increasing energy efficiency—in fact it may be the opposite.