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Energy Department Announces Nearly $25 Million to Enable Innovative Electrical Motors Used in Manufacturing

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 11:00
November 28, 2016Energy Department Announces Nearly $25 Million to Enable Innovative Electrical Motors Used in Manufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development.

NOTICE OF INTENT to Issue a Funding Opportunity for Industrial Assesment Centers Technical Field Manager

Fri, 11/25/2016 - 17:49
November 25, 2016NOTICE OF INTENT to Issue a Funding Opportunity for Industrial Assesment Centers Technical Field Manager

Funding Number: DE-FOA-0001679
Funding Amount: $5,000,000, subject to appropriations

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Industrial Assessment Centers Technical Field Manager.”

This FOA supports EERE AMO technical assistance activities.

Secretary of Defense Carter Presents the DoD Distinguished Public Service Award to Secretary of Energy Moniz

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 13:08
November 23, 2016Secretary of Defense Carter Presents the DoD Distinguished Public Service Award to Secretary of Energy Moniz

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter honored Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz with the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, the department’s highest civilian honor.

Department of Energy Cites UChicago Argonne, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 16:30
November 22, 2016Department of Energy Cites UChicago Argonne, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issues a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to UChicago Argonne, LLC (UChicago Argonne) for violations of worker safety and health requirements.

FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 15:56
November 22, 2016FEMP Issues AFFECT 2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement

On November 22, 2016, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT) 2017.

Additional ISO 50001/SEP Trainers Now Available

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 15:02
November 22, 2016Additional ISO 50001/SEP Trainers Now Available

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is pleased to announce the expansion of the ISO 50001/Superior Energy Performance® (SEP) training network. Multiple trainers are now available to provide in-house training for organizations. The instructors are not only Certified Practitioners in Energy Management Systems (CP EnMS) but also experts in ISO 50001 and SEP methodology.

Nov. 30 Webinar to Highlight Tribal Energy and Economic Success Studies

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 14:07
November 22, 2016Nov. 30 Webinar to Highlight Tribal Energy and Economic Success Studies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is hosting a free webinar entitled "Energy and Economic Success Studies" on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 18:03
November 21, 2016New Report Shows Potential Growth of Distributed Wind Energy for On-Site Power

The Energy Department today released a first-of-its-kind assessment of the potential future growth of distributed wind energy in the United States through 2050. Distributed wind differs from utility-scale wind in that it is installed at or near the point of end-use to meet on-site demand, such as at a farm, industrial or manufacturing facility, or rural home. The report titled Assessing the Future of Distributed Wind: Opportunities for Behind-the-Meter Projects quantifies the size of the resource as well as the economic and market potential for locally-produced, clean distributed wind energy at homes and businesses nationwide.

SunShot Launches New Prize Competition

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 11:11
November 21, 2016SunShot Launches New Prize Competition

The SunShot Initiative announces the launch a new prize competition that aims to expand solar access to all Americans, especially to communities that have been left out of the solar boom. The Solar in Your Community Challenge, informed by our work with the National Community Solar Partnership, aims to spur the development of new and innovative financial and business models that serve non-rooftop solar users and low- and moderate-income communities.

Energy Department Announces $30 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 12:00
November 18, 2016Energy Department Announces $30 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced approximately $30 million in available funding, subject to appropriations, for research and development of low-cost hydrogen production, onboard hydrogen storage, and proton exchange membrane fuel cells to advance the widespread commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicles.

Energy Department Makes Up to $6 Million Available to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:34
November 18, 2016Energy Department Makes Up to $6 Million Available to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands

In support of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to strengthening partnerships with tribal nations and advancing tribal energy and economic development, the Energy Department today announced up to $6 million to deploy energy efficiency and clean energy on Indian land.

DOE Issues Request for Information for Oil and Gas Research & Development

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:16
November 17, 2016DOE Issues Request for Information for Oil and Gas Research & Development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have issued a Request for Information (RFI) for input on critical gaps in oil and natural gas technology that must be addressed through scientific research.

DOE Laboratory Water Patents with a High Potential for Commercialization by the Private Sector

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 13:10
November 17, 2016DOE Laboratory Water Patents with a High Potential for Commercialization by the Private Sector

The Department of Energy (DOE) has been continuously engaged in the energy-water nexus since issuing The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenge and Opportunities in 2014. This factsheet contains a selection of patents from DOE’s National Laboratories that align with the energy-water initiative and have high potential for commercialization.

DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:00
November 17, 2016DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

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.

Upcoming Webinars November 17:  Live Webinar on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing

Webinar Sponsor:  Weatherization and Intergovernmental Affairs

Energy Department Highlights Top Three Hydrogen and Fuel Cell States with More Focus on Domestic Manufacturing

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:30
November 17, 2016Energy Department Highlights Top Three Hydrogen and Fuel Cell States with More Focus on Domestic Manufacturing

The Energy Department's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has announced the top three states in hydrogen and fuel cell industry activities while now seeking stakeholder feedback to improve standardized manufacturing in the industry.

Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 14:00
November 16, 2016Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings.

AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize: CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America Named Runners-Up in $2.25 Million Prize Challenge

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:07
November 16, 2016AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize: CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America Named Runners-Up in $2.25 Million Prize Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize – which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.

AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:07
November 16, 2016AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize

Today the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize – which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.

DOE Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards, Includes Argonne Fuel Cell Catalyst Project

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:10
November 15, 2016DOE Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards, Includes Argonne Fuel Cell Catalyst Project

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 32 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine, including a project from Argonne National Laboratory focused on fuel cell catalysts. DOE also received a special recognition award for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Morocco for Solar Decathlon Africa Competition in 2019

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 20:17
November 14, 2016Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Morocco for Solar Decathlon Africa Competition in 2019

Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz and Minister Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water, and Environment (MEMEE) and Director Badr Ikken of the Research Institute in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Africa competition in 2019.