Department of Energy

Government, Technology

White House Aims to Boost Electrical Grid With Grant Program

Getty Image of electrical grid The Biden administration is pursuing an agenda to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035 and a net-zero, greenhouse gas-emission economy by 2050. (surfmo/Getty Images)

Launching a $2.3 billion effort for states and tribes to revamp the national power grid is the latest White House effort to bolster electricity usage to modernize transportation infrastructure.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 6, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

US Taps Strategic Reserve for 13.4 Million Barrels of Oil

Crude oil pipelines at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas. Crude oil pipelines at the U.S. Department of Energy's Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the loan of 13.4 million barrels of crude oil from its strategic reserve as part of a renewed effort by the Biden administration to contain oil prices that have surged to their highest level since 2014.

January 25, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Nikola Awarded DOE Grant to Research Hydrogen Refueling

Nikola Corp. headquarters Nikola headquarters in Arizona. (Ash Ponders/Bloomberg News)

Nikola Corp. announced the U.S. Department of Energy awarded it a grant of $2 million to advance research into autonomous refueling technologies for future hydrogen fueling stations.

August 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Senate Confirms EV Proponent Jennifer Granholm as Energy Secretary

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appears before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during a nomination hearing on Jan. 27. (Grame Jennings/Pool via AP)

Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm won Senate confirmation Feb. 25 to be President Joe Biden’s energy secretary. The vote was 64-35.

Matthew Daly | Associated Press
February 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology

DOE Grant Supports Traffic Optimization, Fuel Consumption Research

Chicago intersection pawel.gaul/Getty Images

The Department of Energy has awarded a group of partners representing three universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., a grant to research traffic control system optimization with an aim to reduce emissions.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Fuel

Trump Taps Perry Deputy Dan Brouillette to Replace Him at Energy Department

Dan Brouillette Dan Brouillette by Jon Gambrell/AP

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is nominating a deputy to Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace him in the top job at the Energy Department.

October 18, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs Again, Rises 2.3¢ to $2.996 a Gallon

Diesel pumps in snow Geof Wilson/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price for diesel jumped 2.3 cents to $2.996 cents a gallon, the U.S. Department of Energy reported, while crude hovered near $62 a barrel amid political tensions in Iran and a decline in active U.S. oil wells.

January 8, 2018
Government, Fuel

Diesel Dips 0.9¢ to $2.901 a Gallon

Diesel pumps Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel slipped 0.9 cent to $2.901 a gallon. The cost of trucking's main fuel dropped in all regions, except New England (up 2.4 cents) and the Central Atlantic (unchanged).

December 18, 2017
Government, Fuel

Diesel Drops 1.2¢ to $2.910 a Gallon

Diesel fuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel slipped 1.2 cents to $2.910 a gallon as oil prices closed in on $58 a barrel — but then forecasts for U.S. oil production pointed to record volumes next year, causing oil prices to ease some.

December 11, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Jumps 6.3¢ to $2.882 a Gallon

Diesel truck stop Rodger Hinson/Flickr

The U.S. average retail price of diesel jumped 6.3 cents to $2.882 a gallon as oil climbed to its highest price since June 2015.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 6, 2017

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