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Research and Development


Hydrogen and the Energy Transition

Power systems around the world are changing. Renewable energy, mainly in the form of wind and solar generation, is being added everywhere, while more traditional forms of power, such as…



The Earth’s Energy: Switching Geothermal Power On

Although geothermal energy supplies a very small percentage of the electricity used around the world currently, geothermal advocates aren’t letting the seeming insignificance of the existing power generation capacity detract…


The Nuclear Battery Aboard Perseverance, the Next-Gen Mars Rover

NASA’s next-generation Mars rover Perseverance, which successfully launched on July 30 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, will depend on a “nuclear…


GE, Labs Join Project for 3D-Printed Wind Turbine Blades

Three GE business units will partner with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) to develop and demonstrate an integrated additive manufacturing process for high-performance…


Nanogrid Could Hold Key to Clean Energy Future

The Orlando Utilities Commission’s (OUC’s) vision of a green energy future isn’t as far off as some people may think. The utility’s nanogrid is providing a testing ground for several…


DOE Rolls Out Nuclear Innovation ‘Blueprint’ Ahead of Biden Administration Takeover

As it readies for a leadership shuffle, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) has rolled out an ambitious “blueprint” that urges continued technology innovation for existing…