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Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:49
October 2, 2014Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

On October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate.

Energy Department Recognizes 11 Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency Achievements

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:30
October 2, 2014Energy Department Recognizes 11 Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency Achievements

Building on the Administration’s efforts to double energy productivity and help American businesses save money by saving energy, the Energy Department today recognized 11 companies that have met ambitious energy-efficiency goals through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. Across the country, manufacturers spend more than $200 billion each year to power their plants.

DOE Announces Webinars on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, and More

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:51
October 1, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, 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 $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:26
October 1, 2014Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power

Building on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies.

Schneider Electric Goes Platinum—and Silver—in Superior Energy Performance

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:33
October 1, 2014Schneider Electric Goes Platinum—and Silver—in Superior Energy Performance

​AMO is proud to announce that Schneider Electric now has five manufacturing facilities certified in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and ISO 50001. Two Platinum level facilities—Smyrna, Tennessee, and Seneca, South Carolina—improved their energy performance by more than 15%. Three Silver level plants—Lincoln, Nebraska; Lexington, Kentucky; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa—improved energy performance by more than 5%.

Fall 2015 Honors Attorney Program

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:52
September 30, 2014Fall 2015 Honors Attorney Program

The DOE Office of the General Counsel is accepting applications for the Fall 2015 cohort of the Honors Attorney Program through October 10, 2014.  Applications must be submitted through USAJobs.  The position is listed under control numbers 382026100 (GS-09) and 382024900 (GS-11/12).

Energy Department Announces Up to $25 Million to Reduce Costs of Algal Biofuels

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:15
September 30, 2014Energy Department Announces Up to $25 Million to Reduce Costs of Algal Biofuels

In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy security.

Private Companies, Federal Agencies and National Labs Join Better Buildings Challenge to Drive Greater Efficiency in U.S. Data Centers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:00
September 30, 2014Private Companies, Federal Agencies and National Labs Join Better Buildings Challenge to Drive Greater Efficiency in U.S. Data Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department today announced the first data center owners and operators who have committed to reduce their energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade.

Department of Energy Issues Draft Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:30
September 30, 2014Department of Energy Issues Draft Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects

The Department of Energy has issued a draft solicitation that would provide up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects, supporting the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and bringing the nation closer to its low-carbon future.

Media Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:31
September 29, 2014Media Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs

Chemical Engineering Progress, a print publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, described the benefits of managing energy with ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) in its September 2014 edition. In particular, the article highlights the DOE eGuide—a free online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance for implementing ISO 50001—as a key resource to help facilities achieve ISO 50001 and SEP certification.

SNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:41
September 29, 2014SNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication.

GTO Director Doug Hollett Delivers Keynote at the Nation's Largest Industry Gathering, September 29, 2015

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:35
September 29, 2014GTO Director Doug Hollett Delivers Keynote at the Nation's Largest Industry Gathering, September 29, 2015

The Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office participated in the industry's largest geothermal gathering in Portland, Oregon, with a keynote address by Director Doug Hollett.

Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:35
September 25, 2014Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Ray Mabus of the U.S. Department of Navy, on September 19, 2014, to announce awards for three commercial-scale biorefinery projects that will help meet the transportation needs of the U.S. military and private sector.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00
September 25, 2014DOE 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 Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00
September 25, 2014DOE 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 Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio.

Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:43
September 25, 2014Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available

OE’s Transmission Reliability program is conducting R&D projects on “Load as a Resource” (LaaR) that explore how various types of customer loads could be turned on and off for short periods of time to provide services normally performed by generators. A program peer review was held on September 16, 2014. Materials including the agenda and presentations are now available.

WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:48
September 24, 2014WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition.

DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:51
September 24, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, 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 Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:30
September 23, 2014Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders today during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes.

Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:35
September 22, 2014Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.