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Forging Our Nation's Clean Energy Future

Americans consume more energy per person than any other country in the world. At PNNL, we believe there can be no energy solutions without associated environmental solutions. From grid modernization and building controls to providing scientifically-defensible solutions for legacy nuclear waste, our researchers are helping deliver our nation's clean energy future.


  • Steven Ross Wins Distinguished Poster Award

    Steven Ross Wins Distinguished Poster Award

    Steven Ross won an award for his poster on spent fuel rods at the International Symposium on the Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Materials.

  • Researcher Appointed to Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

    Researcher Appointed to Editorial Board of Scientific Reports

    Satish Nune was invited to join the editorial board for Scientific Reports, a multidisciplinary journal.

  • Grid Architecture: Building Consensus for Grid Modernization

    Grid Architecture: Building Consensus for Grid Modernization

    A research team led by power grid experts from PNNL has developed tools that the electricity industry needs to manage the mounting complexity of the nation's power grid. They developed several key products that will help industry decision makers—such as regulators, utilities, and technology developers—develop a consensus for grid modernization and provide a common basis for new investments, technology development, and products and services.

  • Grid Smart: Special Issue Features PNNL Transactive Energy Expertise

    Grid Smart: Special Issue Features PNNL Transactive Energy Expertise

    Widespread communications, distributed energy resources, and new control paradigms present both a challenge and an opportunity when it comes to energy use and management. The December 2016 issue of IEEE's Electrification Magazine focuses on transactive energy, an emerging energy management approach to bridge this divide, with contributions from several PNNL staff.

  • The Buoy is Back: What Data Can Tell Us About Offshore Wind

    The Buoy is Back: What Data Can Tell Us About Offshore Wind

    After a 19-month deployment off the coast of Virginia, one of PNNL's research buoys has returned to shore where researchers can analyze the data recorded by the buoy. The data revealed a few major takeaways that will inform future buoy deployments, including the times and conditions when data measurement is most accurate.

  • PNNL Technology at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

    PNNL Technology at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

    Where will the future of energy technology take us? PNNL joins researchers and professionals at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to share innovative ways of addressing America's energy challenges through technological advancements.

  • ASME Special Issue on Buildings of the Future

    ASME Special Issue on Buildings of the Future

    With a nod to outside-the-box thinking for productivity, human health, and efficiency, Volume 139, Issue 1 of ASME's Journal of Solar Energy Engineering featured research from the Department of Energy’s Buildings of the Future project.

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