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Secretary Jewell Announces Approval of Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:41
May 8, 2014Secretary Jewell Announces Approval of Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to build strong and prosperous tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on May 7, 2014, the approval of the 200-megawatt Moapa Solar Energy Center Project on tribal trust land in Nevada and that nine federally recognized tribes have been awarded Tribal Energy Development Capacity grants totaling over $700,000.

Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:00
May 8, 2014Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

Oak Ridge's Office of EM has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes.

SunShot Announces 24-Hour Solar Data Hackathon

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:45
May 8, 2014SunShot Announces 24-Hour Solar Data Hackathon

SunShot will host a 24-hour solar data hackathon at the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. Learn more over at the EERE blog and register here

New Course Teaches Best Practices for Water Management for Federal Facilities

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:13
May 8, 2014New Course Teaches Best Practices for Water Management for Federal Facilities

FEMP now offers Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities, a new e-Training core course providing skills to increase efficiency and reduce water use through O&M practices and water-efficient technologies.

DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, and More

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 09:59
May 8, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, 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. View this week's webinars.

Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:05
May 7, 2014Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017.