Cathey Daniels, (865) 576-9539
April 22, 2010
Green Energy Portal Launched for Quick Public Access to Renewable Energy Research
Oak Ridge, TN - Green energy-related research and development (R&D) results are now more easily accessible through a new online portal, DOE Green Energy. The free public portal was launched on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) within the Office of Science. The site is designed to ease access to green energy R&D information for use by researchers, scientists, educators, students and the general public. Researchers can use the DOE Green Energy portal to speed scientific discovery and innovation; business and industry can use the R&D to stimulate economic growth related to renewable energy. Educators, students, and the public can discover applications of renewable energy science and energy efficiency best practices. The portal provides technical documents from thousands of R&D projects conducted at DOE National Laboratories and by DOE-funded awards at universities.
The DOE Green Energy portal is part of the DOE Open Government Plan, which furthers the Administration's Open Government Initiative. Dr. William F. Brinkman, Director of the DOE Office of Science, said, "DOE Green Energy is one of our Open Government initiatives encouraging public engagement as we work tirelessly to solve today's scientific challenges."
DOE Green Energy contains both current and historical research, including bibliographic citations, technical reports and patent information on different types of renewable energy resources and energy conservation. Subject areas include but are not limited to solar, wind, bioenergy, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave power, and energy storage.
An easy-to-use search box allows users to selectively download, at no cost, DOE bibliographic citations and associated detailed full-text research reports and patents focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency science and technology. The website also includes a news feed provided by the DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program. This latest DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information collection searches results representing more than a $10 billion R&D investment.
OSTI advances science and sustains technological creativity by making R&D findings available and useful to DOE researchers and the public.
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