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Draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Now Available for Public Comment

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 06:44
August 19, 2014Draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study Now Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on the draft National Electric Transmission Congestion Study. The draft study is now available for review and downloading at http://www.energy.gov/node/942311. The public comment period will close on October 20, 2014. After reviewing and considering comments on the draft study, the Department will prepare and release a final version of the study.

Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:30
August 18, 2014Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy.

Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:30
August 15, 2014Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing

Today, the first 24 participants marked the successful completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Internship program, a pilot effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:54
August 15, 2014FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal

FEMP recently launched a new technical assistance request portal, which allows Federal agencies to submit and track requests for assistance for renewable energy projects.

Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04
August 14, 2014Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:07
August 14, 2014Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind R&D.

DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:06
August 13, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:17
August 13, 2014June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

The meeting summaries and transcripts for the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting held on June 16-17, 2014, are now available. The EAC provides advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.

Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:50
August 12, 2014Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

During Biomass 2014, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced that the Energy Department is joining Farm to Fly 2.0 to support the development of sustainable biofuels that require no jet engine modifications.

Final EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:44
August 8, 2014Final EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts in the United States of the proposed action to issue a Presidential permit to the Applicant, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), and the range of reasonable alternatives.

OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:16
August 7, 2014OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has released Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (EEPQ), designed to briefly highlight a few of the energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.

DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:55
August 6, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Energy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:00
August 6, 2014Energy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $18 million for 32 projects that will advance geothermal energy development in the United States.

Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00
August 6, 2014Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide.

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:00
August 4, 2014A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at the National Energy Technology Laboratory

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today issued a statement on the naming of Dr. Grace M. Bochenek as the new director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific Research

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:49
August 4, 2014U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific Research

The U.S. Department of Energy has launched PAGES, an online resource to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research.

Grace Bochenek Named New Director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:00
August 4, 2014Grace Bochenek Named New Director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

The Department of Energy announced today that Grace Bochenek has been named the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

First-Ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for a Corps of Engineers Civil Works Project Underway

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:53
August 1, 2014First-Ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for a Corps of Engineers Civil Works Project Underway

Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is embarking on the first-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract executed for a Corps Civil Works project that could set the stage for other USACE districts.

Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:50
August 1, 2014Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy (EERE) Office at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Enclosures Program in Boston, MA.

New Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:31
July 31, 2014New Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

Three key reports from the Energy Department address water impacts in geothermal energy production. Two recently issued studies, produced by Argonne National Laboratory for the Department's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), highlight methods for economizing water use in geothermal applications. These reports complement a Department-wide report released in June that assesses water usage in multiple energy applications, including geothermal.