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Making Industry Part of the Climate Solution
July 2011 ORNL Energy Story Tip: Eliminating barriers to energy efficiency of U.S. industry is the focus of a new report commissioned by the Department of Energy and performed by Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORNL's Amit Goyal R&D Magazine's Innovator of the Year
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Nov. 1, 2010 — Amit Goyal, a researcher at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named by R&D Magazine as the leading technology publication's Innovator of the Year.
ORNL has key roles in DOE cybersecurity for energy effort
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2010 — With the transition to a smart grid comes new opportunities for hackers, but researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working to stay at least one step ahead.
ORNL uses new technologies to take steam out of wasted energy
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2010 — By installing wireless sensors and replacing faulty traps along the 12 miles of steam lines at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, officials expect to save as much as $675,000 per year.
New TV show features energy efficient Oak Ridge homes
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 24, 2010 — Knoxville-based DIY Television is producing a new series called "This New House" with segments about construction of Oak Ridge homes with a number of energy efficient and energy saving technologies developed and/or tested at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
New Oak Ridge homes are laboratories for energy efficiency
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 20, 2010 — Four East Tennessee homes completed this month showcase how scientific research can make dramatic changes in the cost of heating and cooling our homes.
ORNL strengthens DOE-funded clean vehicles team
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 17, 2010 — As a member of the recently announced clean vehicles consortium, part of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are focusing on a suite of technologies to put more electric and hybrid vehicles on the road.
ORNL wins two awards for sustainability program
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 9, 2010 — Exemplary efforts to "go green" at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have resulted in a 2010 Federal Energy & Water Management Award and a 2010 Department of Energy Management Award in recognition of the lab's Sustainable Campus Initiative.
ORNL graphite foam technology licensed to LED North America
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Aug. 27, 2010 — Technology developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that extends the life of light-emitting diode lamps has been licensed to LED North America.
ORNL "deep retrofits" can cut home energy bills in half
Nov. 25, 2009 - ORNL has announced plans to conduct a series of deep energy retrofit research projects with the potential to improve the energy efficiency in selected homes by as much as 30 to 50 percent.
DOE Announces More Than $104 Million for National Lab Facilities
Nov. 18, 2009 - While visiting Sandia National Laboratories, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman announced $104.7 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for eight new projects to establish critical research and testing facilities at seven DOE national laboratories.