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Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:07
May 20, 2014 Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace.

Energy Department Awards $7 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:43
May 19, 2014Energy Department Awards $7 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

The Energy Department today announced $7 million for six projects to develop lightweight, compact, and inexpensive advanced hydrogen storage systems that will enable longer driving ranges and help make fuel cell systems competitive for different platforms and sizes of vehicles.

May 28 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Energy Project Refinement

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:54
May 19, 2014May 28 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Energy Project Refinement

Register for the Tribal Renewable Energy Project Refinement webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Energy Department Announces National Champions of Student Energy Conservation Competition

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:32
May 15, 2014Energy Department Announces National Champions of Student Energy Conservation Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced the national champions of the America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a student competition created to help families save money by saving energy.

Energy Department Announces Secretarial Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:31
May 15, 2014Energy Department Announces Secretarial Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfers

Transfers to Advance U.S. National Security Interests and Fund Cleanup at Portsmouth or Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants

DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, and More

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:26
May 15, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, 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.

Fuel Cell Project Selected for First Ever Technology-to-Market SBIR Award

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 17:36
May 14, 2014Fuel Cell Project Selected for First Ever Technology-to-Market SBIR Award

EERE recently announced the selection of 40 small businesses for new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards that total nearly $6.3 million, including a first-of-its-kind award under a new EERE SBIR technology-to-market topic.

Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 16:10
May 14, 2014Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

Geothermal Technologies Office posted a Request for Information submitted by the Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration (SubTER) Cross-cut.

May 20 ESTAP Webinar: Commissioning Energy Storage

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 13:31
May 14, 2014May 20 ESTAP Webinar: Commissioning Energy Storage

On Tuesday, May 20 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host a webinar on the process of commissioning an energy storage system. Speakers include Dr. Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.

DOE Transfers Property at ETTP

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:00
May 14, 2014DOE Transfers Property at ETTP

DOE transferred its 12th property, approximately 25 acres at the Heritage Center, to the Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee (CROET). The site was officially signed over to CROET for private sector use.

Four SBIR Grants Awarded for Solid-State Lighting Technology

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:25
May 14, 2014Four SBIR Grants Awarded for Solid-State Lighting Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology:

President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:17
May 13, 2014President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

On May 9, 2014, President Obama announced more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing solar deployment and energy efficiency.

#SolarChat 5/7/14 Recap: The SunShot Vision: 2020 & Beyond

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:02
May 13, 2014#SolarChat 5/7/14 Recap: The SunShot Vision: 2020 & Beyond

Minh Le, director of the SunShot Initiative, participated in a live #SolarChat to discuss the Energy Department's robust solar success record and how SunShot is setting a new standard in public-private scientific research & development partnerships to advance our nation’s clean energy future. Le joined other solar community leaders to discuss SunShot’s vision for America’s solar future in advance of the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, California from May 18-22.

Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (May 2014)

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:19
May 12, 2014Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (May 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2013.

Dr. Steven Croley Confirmed as General Counsel

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:11
May 12, 2014Dr. Steven Croley Confirmed as General Counsel

Dr. Steven Croley was confirmed by the Senate on Monday, May 12 as the Department of Energy’s General Counsel.

Washington State University Wins 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:00
May 12, 2014Washington State University Wins 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Washington State University of Pullman, Washington, has won the Hydrogen Education Foundation's 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. This year, the DOE-supported contest challenged teams to design a transportable, containerized, cost-effective hydrogen fueling station solution for areas of initial low demand.

DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:29
May 12, 2014DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

In a Record of Decision (ROD) published in the Federal Register today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has decided to continue management of the Uranium Leasing Program (ULP) for 31 lease tracts for the next 10 years.  DOE’s decision is consistent with its preferred alternative identified in the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final ULP PEIS) (DOE/EIS-0472).  

Department of Energy to Continue Managing Uranium Leasing Program in Western Colorado

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 09:39
May 12, 2014Department of Energy to Continue Managing Uranium Leasing Program in Western Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), announcing that it will continue managing the Uranium Leasing Program for another 10 years.