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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.


  • Researchers Set Out to Fill Scientific Gaps of Understanding Regarding Reservoir Emissions

    Researchers Set Out to Fill Scientific Gaps of Understanding Regarding Reservoir Emissions

    Methane emissions from hydropower reservoirs in temperate climates are a poorly understood source of greenhouse gas. Researchers from PNNL studied the methane emissions of two hydropower reservoirs in Washington State to better understand this phenomenon.

  • PNNL Contributes Expertise to Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Study

    PNNL Contributes Expertise to Gulf Coast Oil Spill Restoration Study

    The Macondo Well Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history. The spring 2010 spill caused widespread destruction to Gulf Coast communities, numerous habitats, and species. A study was sponsored to inform monitoring and evaluation of restoration activities in the Gulf, and the results were captured in a report.

  • Researcher Michael Poplawski

    Power Over Ethernet — Power Over Lighting

    A recently published report—authored by PNNL lighting research engineers Jason Tuenge and Michael Poplawski—represents the first part of a DOE study to explore the energy reporting capability of commercially marketed power over ethernet connected lighting systems, which may become a data-collection platform that enables greater energy savings in buildings and cities.

  • Sky Glow: A Case of the Blues

    Sky Glow: A Case of the Blues

    An increasing number of cities are undertaking street light conversion projects&mdah;switching to energy-efficient light-emitting diodes. However, dark-sky advocates have voiced concerns about possible increases in sky glow resulting from ongoing LED conversions. Researchers at PNNL explored these concerns and found that residents within a city are not likely to experience worsened sky glow as a result of LEDs and, in fact, will possibly realize an improved situation.

  • Interior Lighting Campaign Reaches New Heights, Saves $24 Million

    Interior Lighting Campaign Reaches New Heights, Saves $24 Million

    The DOE Better Buildings Alliance's Interior Lighting Campaign awarded participants at the 2017 BOMA International Conference and Expo for upgrading nearly 600,000 troffers with new, energy-saving technology. If all troffer systems in the country were upgraded to performance levels of that achieved by these recognized participants, they could collectively save $5.3 billion for the nation.

  • Dawn Wellman

    Wellman Completes Inaugural DOE Leadership Program

    Dawn Wellman completed the Department of Energy's Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program in the spring of 2017. Wellman was chosen to serve as a member of the inaugural program based on her record of professional and scientific accomplishment, demonstrated leadership, commitment to service, and potential for continuing contributions to society.

  • Bing Liu

    Bing Liu Selected to Chair Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    Bing Liu was selected as the conference co-chair for the 2018 American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings.

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