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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.


  • Regional Project Reveals the Potential of Transactive Control

    Regional Project Reveals the Potential of Transactive Control

    Recent results from two PNNL experiments show promise for advancing both the "clean" and "transactive" aspects of energy management—at the intersection of buildings, the power grid, and distributed energy resources.

  • Upgraded Troffer Performance Specification Means More Savings, More Flexibility

    Upgraded Troffer Performance Specification Means More Savings, More Flexibility

    With technical assistance from PNNL, the Better Buildings Alliance released the updated High Efficiency Troffer Performance Specification Version, 6.0. By following the requirements in this specification, commercial building owners can achieve up to 80 percent energy savings, experience reliable performance, and reduce energy costs. If all troffers in the U.S. met this specification, approximately $5 billion in energy costs could be saved annually just from lighting alone!

  • Capturing FutureGen 2.0

    Capturing FutureGen 2.0

    Over the last few decades, carbon capture and storage approaches have been developed to capture carbon dioxide and inject it into underground reservoirs. FutureGen 2.0 was a project that aimed to develop these approaches at the industrial scale. Although support for this project ended in 2015, FutureGen 2.0 provided valuable information and tangible results.

  • Dust Busters

    Dust Busters

    PNNL researchers are using integrated air dispersion modeling to help foster a safe work environment at for demolition workers at Hanford’s radioactive facilities.

  •  Long-Term Lighting Leaves Light Bulb Jokes Behind

    Long-Term Lighting Leaves Light Bulb Jokes Behind

    Consumer desire for both efficient and long-lasting lighting products has resulted in continued advancement by the industry. But just how long do today's highly-efficient luminaires perform compared to the products that they seek to replace? Through the DOE's GATEWAY program, researchers at PNNL recently evaluated the long-term performance of LEDs through collection of illuminance—or light level—and color data at four sites with LED installations.

  • Nicole Overman Wins 3rd Place in Science-As-Art Competition

    Nicole Overman Wins 3rd Place in Science-As-Art Competition

    Nicole Overman captured a microscopic image of a tungsten-copper alloy, garnering her 3rd place in a science-as-art competition. Overman captured the image with a Scanning Electron Microscope, and added color to the image to show details.

  • 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.

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