The impact of the Y-12/Pantex contract uncertainty UPF

Even before the combined Y-12/Pantex contract was awarded, John Eschenberg, the federal project director for the Uranium Processing Facility, said the transition of the contractors would be one of the biggest challenges facing the multibillion-dollar UPF. With the contract transition stalled by protests for the past year, he certainly hasn’t changed his mind.

“It never […]

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    National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy launched by DOE

National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy launched by DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced a new initiative to support clean energy entrepreneurs, The National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy.

This new organization will coordinate a national network of clean energy-focused incubators. It will serve as a central source of information, enabling entrepreneurs to access incubators more easily, while connecting industry with innovative start-ups.

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    TVA says power demand at second highest winter peak in history

TVA says power demand at second highest winter peak in history

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its power system passed a critical demand period early today from the bitter cold wave and electricity use is on its way down.

“We appreciate all the efforts by our local power companies to reduce voltage,” the utility said in a news release.

TVA’s power system reached a preliminary peak power […]

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What would a bookless future look like?

(AP)—The future of the public library looks a lot like an Apple Store. Rows of glossy iMacs and iPads beckon. Hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.

This $2.3 million library in Texas has no actual books. That makes BibiloTech the nation’s only bookless public library, a distinction […]

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