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NASA to Test Energy Source for Future Mars Habitat

NASA will test an energy source that could power human crews on the surface of Mars and energize habitats along with processing equipment that can convert resources from the Red Planet into fuel, oxygen and water. The space agency said Tuesday its Space Technology Mission Directorate has obligated multi-year funding …

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USDA to Invest $225M for Resource Conservation Push; Tom Vilsack Comments

The Agriculture Department will invest $225 million in federal funds toward 88 projects across the country as part of a program designed to expand conservation through collaborations between the Natural Resources Conservation Service, conservation partners and agricultural producers. USDA said Dec. 21 the Regional Conservation Partnership Program investment aims to conserve and create clean water as …

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US, Canada Unveil Joint Strategy to Secure North American Electric Grid Infrastructure

The U.S. and Canada have developed a joint strategy that calls for bilateral collaboration and a shared approach to manage security risks to power grid infrastructure in North America. The Joint United States-Canada Electric Grid Security and Resilience Strategy outlines  outlines approaches to protect the current electric grid, manage contingencies through modernization of response and recovery systems and build a new …

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Obama Administration Unveils New International Clean Energy Funding Commitments

The Obama administration has announced a new set of renewable energy funding and innovation programs to support global transition efforts to zero-and-low carbon energy sources. The Energy Department said Monday that the current administration pledged to invest $125 million in renewable energy projects in El Salvador and India through the Overseas Private Investment Corporation as well as allocate $36 million …

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Israel, DOE Invest in 5 Clean Energy Projects via Binational R&D Effort

The U.S. Energy Department and the Israeli government have invested a total of $4 million in five clean energy projects through the Binational Industrial Research and Development  Energy program. The investments build on a partnership between DOE and Israel’s ministry of national infrastructure, energy and water resources under the U.S. Israel Energy Dialogue that seeks to promote the use of …

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