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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.

Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:10
July 31, 2014Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Warrenton, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

Wendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:00
July 31, 2014Wendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has named Wendy Cain as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park.

Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar on Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance on Aug. 8

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:57
July 31, 2014Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar on Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance on Aug. 8

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Project Implementation and Operations & Maintenance, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. The webinar will focus on the last two steps of a five-step tribal energy project development framework: Project Implementation and Operations and Maintenance (O&M).

DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:52
July 31, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, 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.

Contract Awarded to Small Business for Support Services

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:00
July 30, 2014Contract Awarded to Small Business for Support Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to Boston Government Services, LLC; of Lenoir City, Tennessee, a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program for support services.

DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:10
July 30, 2014DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

DOE announced a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. As part of these DOE actions, AMO will lead a collaborative effort with industry to evaluate and scope high-impact manufacturing R&D to improve natural gas systems efficiency and leak reduction. The goal of this effort is to establish an advanced manufacturing initiative.

DOE Moab Project Safely Removes 7 Million Tons of Mill Tailings

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00
July 30, 2014DOE Moab Project Safely Removes 7 Million Tons of Mill Tailings

(Grand Junction, CO) ― The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has safely moved another million tons of uranium mill tailings from the Moab site in Utah under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.