The Obama Administration announced that it is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes with a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies.
Joint Statement between U.S. Department of Energy and Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
Poneman and Sang-jick, met on May 7, 2013, at the Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they exchanged views on cooperation on a wide range of energy priorities.
Acting Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today announced that 61 scientists from across the nation will receive up to $15.3 million in funding for research as part of the Energy Department’s Early Career Research Program
Registration Now Open For Student Energy Conservation Competition; Program Inspires Student Interest in STEM, While Teaching How Saving Energy Saves Money
The Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC) has released the Energy Zones (EZ) Mapping Tool, a free, web-based interactive tool that will help states and other stakeholders in the Eastern Interconnection identify geographic areas suitable for the development of clean energy resources (natural gas, sequestration or utilitization locations for C02 from coal, nuclear, and renewable) which can potentially provide significant amounts of new electric power generation.
DOE Announces Award Selections for Academic-Industry Collaboration – Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program
The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven projects for awards totaling approximately $1.4 million to help colleges and universities better prepare the electricity industry workforce of the future. Use of synchrophasor data from Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) is considered to be a promising tool to monitor modern electric power systems, and identify and respond to deteriorating or abnormal grid conditions more quickly. Thanks to Recovery Act funding, more than 800 PMUs are being installed at strategic locations across the nation’s transmission system.
A documentary co-produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting and the Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership with support from the U.S. Department of Energy has received a 2012 Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award—the highest honor awarded—in the nature/environment documentary category.
New Mexico Environment Department Presents WIPP Its Highest Recognition for Environmental Excellence
CARLSBAD, N.M., April 30, 2013 – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) was recognized by the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) with Green Zia Environmental Leadership Program (GZELP) Gold Level membership for excellence.
The Energy Department and the Denali Commission announced that five Alaska Native communities will receive technical expertise through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) program
Successful Competition Highlights Importance of Investing in Next Generation of Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fields
National Science Bowl Update: Teams from North Carolina and California to Compete for High School Championship
The field of high school finalists in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl has narrowed once more, and now only two high school teams remain in the competition.
National Science Bowl Update: Middle School Teams from Maryland and Indiana to Compete for National Championship on Monday
The field of middle school finalists in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl has narrowed once more, and now only two middle school teams remain in the competition.
EISs must be filed with EPA by Thursday, May 23rd for publication of a Notice of Availability on May 31, 2013.
A report on the Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid is now available. This study analyzes the economy-wide impacts of the Recovery Act funding for smart grid project deployment in the United States, administered by Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Key findings include:
DOE Office of Indian Energy Announces New Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group Members
The Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group is pleased to welcome seven newly appointed members.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life “flow” battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.
A memorandum of understanding to perform collaborative research related to airborne emissions and air quality at natural gas drilling sites has been signed by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Energy Department Announces New Innovative Projects to Develop Advanced Drop-in Biofuels for Military Jets and Ships
The Energy Department announced $18 million in four innovative pilot-scale biorefineries in California, Iowa and Washington.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the public comment period for the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (ULP PEIS) has been extended to May 31, 2013.