EESA Press Coverage
The Hill: Illinois Leading the Way in Nuclear
May 7, 2013 -- Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) discusses how Illinois is leading the way in nuclear energy research with the help of Argonne National Laboratory. Read the story.
Chicago Tribune: Learn about the "Future of Transportation" on June 20
May 7, 2013 -- Argonne OutLoud, the lab's public lecture series, will feature Don Hillebrand, presenting "The Future of Transportation: Reducing our nation's petroleum consumption and the environmental impacts of our vehicles" on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Read the story.
Chicago Tribune: Rep. Lipinski Tours Argonne, Touts New Battery Hub as Jobs Creator
May 7, 2013 -- U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3), senior member of the House Science, Space & Technology Committee, toured Argonne National Laboratory and met with lab Director Eric D. Isaacs to discuss plans for the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR). Read the story.
Forbes: Fancy New Lids for Nuclear Waste Casks, As Contents Get Hotter
May 2, 2013 -- The Department of Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute are embarking on a four-year, $16 million project to develop instrumented lids that can report on the status of the spent rods inside dry storage casks. Read the story.
NRDC Staff Blog: Five-Year Reunion: Environmental Coalition Weighs in on BP Whiting Water Permit Renewal
May 1, 2013 -- The time has now come for the five-year renewal of the Clean Water Act permit issued to BP in 2007. Read the story.
Yahoo News: Electric Vehicle Market Looks for a Recharge
April 29, 2013 -- JCESR, an "advanced battery hub," was established in 2012 at DoE's Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago with the far-reaching goal of finding batteries with five times the current energy storage at one fifth the price in five years. Read the story.
NY Times: Gases to Be Dispersed Across City (Exhale: It's a Test)
April 26, 2013 -- On three separate days this July, invisible and odorless gases will be dispersed in the New York City subway stations and at street level to study how airborne toxins would flow through the city after a terrorist attack or an accidental spill of hazardous chemicals. Read the story.
Forbes: Can Caesar Rescue Obama's Energy Legacy?
April 17, 2013 -- The Department of Energy's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, or JCESR (pronounced "J. Caesar"), is on a five-year mission to develop a battery with five times the energy density of lithium ion, at one-fifth the cost. Read the story.
The Washington Times: Is it time to end ethanol vehicle fuel mandates?
April 16, 2013 -- Lawmakers have introduced legislation calling for major changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), eliminating the current mandate to blend 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol into fuel by 2022 and ban ethanol fuel content over ten percent. But are ethanol mandates good public policy? Read the story.
The Conversation: Serious about emissions? It's time to embrace nuclear
April 11, 2013 -- After clear warnings from scientists more than 20 years ago, the issues of human-caused climate change and fossil-fuel-dominated energy should be on the way into the environmental history books. Sadly, they're not, which is why we need a new global movement of nuclear support. Read the story.
World Nuclear News: Life-saving case for nuclear
April 3, 2013 -- A landmark study has put the figure of 1.84 million on the number of lives saved by the worldwide use of nuclear power instead of fossil fuels. The report co-authored by former NASA scientist James Hansen presents a dramatic new case for nuclear energy. Read the story.
San Francisco Chronicle: “I’m a Nuke” Project Launches During Conference for Nuclear Science Students
March 29, 2013 -- The first-ever “I’m a Nuke” video will star nuclear science and technology students who are participating in the American Nuclear Society 2013 Student Conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Student Section of the American Nuclear Society. Read the story.
NY Times: Obama Seeks to Use Oil and Gas Money to Develop Alternative Fuel Cars
Mach 15, 2013 -- Warning that the United States risks falling behind in the international race to develop alternative energy, President Obama on Friday proposed diverting $2 billion in revenue from federal oil and gas royalties over the next decade to pay for research on advanced vehicles. Mr. Obama toured a vehicle research facility at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago and then spoke to employees about his plan. Read the story.
Daily Herald: At Argonne, Obama warns federal cuts will hurt research
March 15, 2013 -- The impact of the federal sequester heavily influenced President Barack Obama's speech to scientists at Argonne National Laboratory Friday afternoon, as he painted a bleak picture of American research being outpaced if funding dries up. Read the story.
The Breakthrough: 'Pandora's Promise' Wins Nuclear Converts
March 12, 2013 -- “Pandora’s Promise,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is expected to open in theaters this summer, earned praise for taking its audience’s nuclear fears head-on. Read the story.
The Washington Post: Bringing green vehicle technology to auto racing
March 4, 2013 -- As a research engineer at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, Forrest Jehlik is focused on improving the technology for vehicles such as plug-in hybrids and electric cars, and increasing the use of alternative fuels that range from compressed natural gas to biofuels. Read the story.
Crain's Chicago Business: Local firm plugs into Argonne battery research
February 25, 2013 -- Navitas Systems LLC announced Monday that its Advanced Solutions Group will work with the Argonne's Joint Center for Energy Storage Research.
Read the story.
The Economist: Batteries included? The search for better ways of storing electricity is hotting up
February 2, 2013 -- Kris Pupek, an industrial chemist at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, near Chicago, waves a tube of white powder in the air emphatically. Read the story.
Chicago Tribune: Argonne scientist also acts on AMC's "Breaking Bad"
January 31, 2013 -- The Tribune visits with Marius Stan. a senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory who also plays the character "Bogdan" in the popular AMC show "Breaking Bad". Watch the video.
Midwest Energy News: With new battery hub, Chicago seeks to lead nation on electric vehicles
January 25, 2013 -- Advanced batteries are crucial to a cleaner and more efficient energy future, many experts say. Developing better batteries for electric vehicles could replace emissions-spewing trucks, cars and machinery. Read the story.
Chicago Tribune: Argonne stands ready to help Boeing with 787 battery
January 18, 2013 -- Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Lemont stands ready to help Chicago-based Boeing solve its lithium-ion battery problems in the now-grounded 787 Dreamliner model of airplane, the battery expert said Friday. Read the story.
Grand Rapids Business Journal: Argonne lab taps Johnson Controls for battery development
January 18, 2013 -- West Michigan -- already an important area in the state for electrical vehicle battery production -- accepted an expanded role in advanced battery research with the news from the Department of Energy in late 2012 that a new $120 million multi state research effort led by Argonne National Laboratory will include Johnson Controls in Holland. Read the story.
Suburban Life: Eric Isaacs -- Argonne at forefront of research on batteries
January 16, 2013 -- If we can build a better battery, we can change the world. That statement may seem overblown if you think of batteries only as minor necessities -- little cylinders that power children's toys, flashlights and laptop computers. Read the story.
Slate: The Pro-Nukes Environmental Movement
January 14, 2013 -- Many in the environmental community say that renewable energy is a viable solution to the climate problem. Read the story.
Nature: Tough talk over mercury treaty
January 9, 2013 -- Governments are on the verge of agreeing the first legally binding, global treaty to tackle mercury pollution. Argonne's Dave Streets is quoted. Read the story.
Chicago Tonight: Scientific Chicago discusses Argonne-led battery hub
January 8, 2013 -- A multi-partner team led by Argonne National Laboratory has been selected by the Department of Energy for an award of up to $120 million over five years to establish a new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub. Read the story.
Daily Herald: Battery dream team will spark innovations in cars, grid
January 7, 2013 -- Imagine an electric car that costs less than $40,000 and runs on a battery which doesn't fill half the vehicle. Read the story.