A Remarkable Return on Investment in Fundamental Research: 40 Years of Basic Energy Sciences at the Department of Energy

This report explores the connections between DOE-sponsored fundamental research in fields such as physics, materials science, and chemistry and the present-day technologies in information and other fields that pervade our lives. The critical role of DOE in these technological advances ranges from LED lighting and smartphone communications to more efficient internal combustion engines and lighter…

Webinar: Beyond Hunches: Using Science to Drive Behavior Change – Jan 25

“With energy efficiency being a low priority for the average consumer, how do you make your energy efficiency behavior change strategy grab people’s attention and ensure follow-through? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion at the intersection of behavior change and game changing communication techniques. On this Better Buildings Residential Network Peer Exchange Call, we’ll discuss:…

Climate scientists see alarming new threat to California

Using complex new modeling, the scientists have found that rapidly melting Arctic sea ice now threatens to diminish precipitation over California by as much as 15% within 20 to 30 years. Such a change would have profound economic impacts in a state where the most recent drought drained several billion dollars out of the economy,…
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