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DOE NATIONAL LABORATORY:
NATIONAL RENEWABLE
ENERGY LABORATORY

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was established by the Solar Energy Research Development and Demonstration Act of 1974. Originally called the Solar Energy Research Institute, NREL began operating in July 1977 and was designated a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in September 1991.

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Race for a better fuel begins with NREL researchers

Race for a better fuel begins with NREL researchers

Watching cars zoom around and around an oval track isn't Jesse Hensley's idea of a good time. Making them run on biofuel would be. On the Colorado campus of the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where the posted speed limit is 20 mph, Hensley and his team have been racing toward a future where high-octane biofuel could push automobile performance further.

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NREL supports Native American tribes in clean energy transformational leadership

In the redwood country of northern California, where arboreal giants can live to be 2,000 years old and can reach heights of more than 375 feet, the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe has also grown something historic: a vision of climate sustainability and leadership.

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NREL supports Native American tribes in clean energy transformational leadership

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Contact: George Douglas
Phone: 303-275-4096
Email: george.douglas@nrel.gov
Location: Golden, CO

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