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research and development


The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Renewable Energy Growth Continues
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Wind and solar power capacity and generation have been growing steadily for years, as efforts to halt climate change and a desire for clean energy have gained public support around…


Welding Method 7 Approved, Fitness for Service Project Launched

Welding Method 7 (WM7), which was supported by an extensive set of research experiments led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), was approved in March 2020 by the National…


NETL: Meeting the Needs of the Nation's Fossil Power Plant Fleet
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Through programs such as Transformative Power Generation, High-Performance Materials, and Advanced Coal Processing, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is conducting research and development (R&D) to enable the nation’s fleet…


The Pursuit and Advancement of Carbon Capture and Storage
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As the world grapples with climate change concerns, carbon capture and storage could be the holy grail for continued fossil fuel use. Projects have come online that prove its feasibility,…


Senate Votes to Restore Funding for Wind Energy Research and Development

The U.S. Senate passed an amendment on April 26 that would restore funding for wind energy research and development (R&D) in fiscal year 2017 to $96.4 million—the same amount funded…