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Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:46
April 16, 2015Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

Department of Energy awards more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science and engineering programs relevant to nuclear energy.

Energy Department Recognizes San Antonio Area Partners for Advancing Energy Efficiency

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:36
April 15, 2015Energy Department Recognizes San Antonio Area Partners for Advancing Energy Efficiency

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department will recognize San Antonio area partners today for their leadership in advancing energy efficiency. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and Macy’s have committed to reducing their energy use by 20 percent across their entire respective building portfolios by 2020.

Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:08
April 14, 2015Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

The Energy Department today announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species.

Energy Department Recognizes Fort Worth for Leadership in Advancing Energy Efficiency

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:04
April 14, 2015Energy Department Recognizes Fort Worth for Leadership in Advancing Energy Efficiency

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department will acknowledge the city of Fort Worth today for its leadership in advancing energy efficiency.

Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:04
April 13, 2015Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:00
April 9, 2015DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to IEI-PEC, JV, of Lincoln, Nebraska. IEI-PEC, JV is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 Million over five years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Plants Recognized as Leaders in Energy Management

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:33
April 9, 2015Pennsylvania Manufacturing Plants Recognized as Leaders in Energy Management

On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized four Pennsylvania manufacturing plants owned by Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics, Land O’Lakes, and Mack Trucks for their leadership in energy management by earning certification to Superior Energy Performance®.

Energy Department to Fund R&D to Advance Low-Impact Hydropower Technologies

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:27
April 9, 2015Energy Department to Fund R&D to Advance Low-Impact Hydropower Technologies

The Energy Department today announced $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems. This funding will help advance hydropower drivetrains, which transfer rotational energy from turbines to generators, and structural foundations that will minimize environmental impacts and reduce the lifetime costs associated with operating and maintaining new hydropower projects.

Contracts Awarded to Repurchase Oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:10
April 9, 2015Contracts Awarded to Repurchase Oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The U. S. Department of Energy announced the award of contracts for delivery of crude oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. BP Products North America, Inc., will deliver 2,197,500 barrels and Noble Americas will deliver 2,000,000 barrels to the Reserve’s Bryan Mound site in Freeport, Texas. Deliveries are expected to be completed by July 31, 2015.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next- Generation Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:29
April 9, 2015U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next- Generation Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

Under Secretary for Science and Energy Orr Announces Next Steps in Pursuit of Exascale Supercomputing to Accelerate Major Scientific Discoveries and Engineering Breakthroughs.

DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Sustainability, Cleansing Data for Benchmarking, and More

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:36
April 9, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Sustainability, Cleansing Data for Benchmarking, 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.

Energy Department Awards $4.6 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:54
April 8, 2015Energy Department Awards $4.6 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

The Energy Department today announced up to $4.6 million for four projects to develop advanced hydrogen storage materials that have potential to enable longer driving ranges and help make fuel cell systems competitive for different platforms and sizes of vehicles.

EPA and DOE Honor 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leadership on Energy Efficiency, Acting on Climate

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 16:08
April 6, 2015EPA and DOE Honor 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leadership on Energy Efficiency, Acting on Climate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:26
April 6, 2015Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

The technical testing specifications are now available for the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, a two-year competition administered by the Hydrogen Education Foundation that challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. The Energy Department will present a webinar on May 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to go over the specifications and testing plans and answer questions.

Update Released to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 14:35
April 3, 2015Update Released to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). The MYPP sets forth the goals and structure of the Office. This latest version presents a merged conversion research and development (R&D) section, the renaming of the demonstration and market transformation area, and emerging work in wet waste-to-energy feedstocks.

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:20
April 2, 2015A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations

Secretary Moniz released a statement today regarding the outcome of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland.

DOE Issues RFP for West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:00
April 2, 2015DOE Issues RFP for West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment (WVDP-PPA) procurement that will provide support to the DOE, West Valley Demonstration Project, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in performing a probabilistic analysis to support the Phase 2 Decision making Alternative for the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center.

DOE awards contract for sludge buildout project

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:00
April 2, 2015DOE awards contract for sludge buildout project

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has awarded a contract to CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc. for the Sludge Processing Facility Buildouts Project at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center.

DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges, and More

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:42
April 2, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges, 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.