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Locke, Chu Announce Significant Steps in Smart Grid Development
Release Date: 05/20/2009

On May 18, 2009, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced significant progress that will help expedite … more

NIST Public Workshop Set to Advance Smart Grid Development
Release Date: 05/14/2009

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a second major Smart Grid workshop, … more

New Study: Home Energy Savings Are Made in the Shade
Release Date: 05/05/2009

Trees positioned to shade the west and south sides of a house may decrease summertime electric bills by 5 percent on average, according to a … more

Senator Gillibrand Visits Brookhaven National Laboratory
Release Date: 05/04/2009

U.S. Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand paid a first-time visit to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). On April 17, 2009 she was accompanied … more

NIST Announces Smart Grid Workshop
Release Date: 04/22/2009

WASHINGTON – The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will continue to help develop a smart electrical grid when it holds on … more

NIST Announces Three-Phase Plan for Smart Grid Standards
Release Date: 04/21/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a three-phase plan to expedite development of key standards for a Smart … more

Discovery of an Unexpected Boost for Solar Water-Splitting Cells
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Scanning electron microscope image of typical titania nanotubes for a photocatalytic cell to produce hydrogen gas from water. Nanotubes average … more

NIST Announces Three-Phase Plan for Smart Grid Standards, Paving Way for More Efficient, Reliable Electricity
Release Date: 04/13/2009

(See also Vice President Biden Outlines Funding for Smart Grid Initiatives (White House release, 4/16/09) ) image copyright Allison Achauer, … more

NIST Awards Contract for Work on Smart Grid Interim Standards
Release Date: 04/07/2009

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to moving the nation toward energy independence, the National Institute of Standards and … more

April Workshop Takes Aim at Obstacles to Nanotech Energy Technologies
Release Date: 03/10/2009

Most processes governing the generation, conversion, and transport of energy occur at the nanoscale. Exploring the new measurement and materials’ … more

New NIST Method Accelerates Stability Testing of Soy-Based Biofuel
Release Date: 01/13/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a method to accelerate stability testing of biodiesel fuel made from … more

Government Issues R&D Agenda for ”Net-Zero“ Energy Green Buildings
Release Date: 10/22/2008

WASHINGTON—Today, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) released a report describing R&D activities that could decrease use of … more

NIST/CSM Sensor Could Help Avert Pipeline Failures
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Colorado School of Mines (CSM) have developed a prototype sensor that … more

NIST Research Leads to Revisions in California Building Code
Release Date: 09/16/2008

This Virtual Cybernetic Building Test Bed is used to test the automated fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) technology. The commercial building … more

Improved Reaction Data Heat Up the Biofuels Harvest
Release Date: 08/06/2008

High food prices, concern over dwindling supplies of fossil fuels and the desire for clean, renewable energy have led many to seek ways to make … more

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