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SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:34
January 21, 2015SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including projects focusing on non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen.

Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:00
January 20, 2015Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.

Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:00
January 20, 2015Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to Mississippi State University, Institute for Clean Energy Technology (MSU-ICET), to continue research efforts in the evaluation of High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA) and other technologies to enhance nuclear safety in the defense waste complex. The total value of the cooperative agreement over five years is $5 million. The project period of the cooperative agreement will be from January 20, 2015 through January 19, 2020.

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:00
January 16, 2015DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. While previous reports in the CALiPER retail lamps series have focused on basic performance parameters, such as lumen output, efficacy, and color quality, the new report – CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.1 – focuses on the dimming, power quality, and flicker characteristics of a subset of 14 LED A lamps from CALiPER Retails Lamps Study 3, as controlled by four different retail-available dimmers.

3D Printing a Classic

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 17:02
January 15, 20153D Printing a Classic

The team from the Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility is at the Detroit Auto Show this week to display their latest accomplishment: a 3D-printed, electric-motor driven, Shelby Cobra.

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 15:20
January 15, 2015Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States.

DOE Announces Webinars on On-Bill Financing, Design Conditions for the Hurricane Metocean Environment, and More

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 17:32
December 31, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on On-Bill Financing, Design Conditions for the Hurricane Metocean Environment, 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.

New Energy Efficiency Standards to Help Americans Save Money by Saving Energy, Cut Carbon Pollution

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 15:14
December 31, 2014New Energy Efficiency Standards to Help Americans Save Money by Saving Energy, Cut Carbon Pollution

In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced two new energy efficiency standards today. The new standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and automatic commercial ice makers (ACIMs) are the ninth and tenth standards to be finalized in 2014.

Energy Department Awards Small Business Contract for Support at the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 15:00
December 30, 2014Energy Department Awards Small Business Contract for Support at the Portsmouth Paducah Project Office

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a task order to Sage Energy Trading LLC of Jenks, OK to supply the required quantity of natural gas on a daily basis through the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company to the interconnect of the vendor and Portsmouth site (PORTS) for final use.

DOE Seeking Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology and Manufacturing

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:04
December 30, 2014DOE Seeking Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology and Manufacturing

On December 29, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a third round of Requests for Proposals under DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project.

DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 17:48
December 29, 2014DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will continue its sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2015.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:59
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:30
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:49
December 23, 2014EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness.

Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:25
December 23, 2014Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has worked with industry and other stakeholders to develop the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan, a roadmap for grid energy storage safety that highlights safety validation techniques, incident preparedness, safety codes, standards, and regulations. The Plan also makes recommendations for near- and long-term actions.

Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:48
December 22, 2014Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:00
December 22, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement.

CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:15
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance for effective use of programmatic National Environmental Policy Act reviews on December 18, 2014.

CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:59
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014