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New Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:32
March 26, 2014New Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country

On Thursday, April 3, the White House and eight federal agencies will launch a four-part webinar series focused on evaluating, assessing, and mitigating the impacts of climate change on U.S. tribal communities.

April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:12
March 26, 2014April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Attend this webinar to learn about the five key steps to successful tribal energy project development.

Teaming Partner List Available for the Innovative Composites Institute FOA

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34
March 26, 2014Teaming Partner List Available for the Innovative Composites Institute FOA

AMO is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the formation of new project teams for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This opportunity is focused on low-cost, energy efficient manufacturing and recycling of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites. See the FOA for instructions on how to be added to the Teaming Partner List. Slides and a transcript of an informational webinar on the FOA are now available.

Small Businesses Receive $2 Million to Advance HVAC Technologies

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:55
March 24, 2014Small Businesses Receive $2 Million to Advance HVAC Technologies

Sheetak is using its innovative solid-state heat pump technology to develop a new generation of water heaters. This thin film, thermoelectric technology has the potential to significantly reduce the electrical energy consumed in water heating—without affecting the cost. Xergy is transforming heat pump technology with its electrochemical compressor, which uses water as the working fluid, rather than a refrigerant, which contributes to climate change.

SunShot Announces Speakers for 2014 Summit

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:01
March 24, 2014SunShot Announces Speakers for 2014 Summit

Preparations from the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review are well underway, and the SunShot team is busy lining up top-notch speakers, compelling panel sessions, and thoughtful discussions about the future of both the SunShot Initiative and of the solar industry. Check out some of our headlining speakers, and stay tuned for more agenda updates in the coming weeks.

Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector - New SEE Action Publication

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:56
March 24, 2014Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector - New SEE Action Publication

The SEE Action report "Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector" provides state regulators, utilities, and other program administrators with an overview of U.S. industrial energy efficiency programs delivered by a variety of entities. The report assesses some of the key features of programs that have helped lead to success in generating increased energy savings and identifies new emerging directions in programs that might benefit from additional research and cross-discussion to promote adoption.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:27
March 24, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS).”

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Water Power Manufacturing

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:00
March 24, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Water Power Manufacturing

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Water Power Manufacturing.”

Energy Department Authorizes Jordan Cove to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:58
March 24, 2014Energy Department Authorizes Jordan Cove to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:49
March 21, 2014DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is available to the public.

U.S. and Mozambique Hold Bilateral Discussions on Prosperous and Sustainable Energy Future

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:00
March 21, 2014U.S. and Mozambique Hold Bilateral Discussions on Prosperous and Sustainable Energy Future

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met with Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources Esperanḉa Bias and Vice Minister of Energy Jaime Himede.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:21
March 21, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, 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.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:05
March 21, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

On March 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development University Consortium.”

Energy Department Seeks Recent Ph.D. Recipients for Postdoctoral Research Projects to Spur Innovation in Solar Energy

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:42
March 20, 2014Energy Department Seeks Recent Ph.D. Recipients for Postdoctoral Research Projects to Spur Innovation in Solar Energy

In order to further spur innovation in solar energy, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards.

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:21
March 20, 2014Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

The Energy Department awarded $17 million through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation.

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 11:40
March 20, 2014Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources.

Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 14:03
March 19, 2014Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions

The Energy Department has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of our nation’s homes and commercial buildings to industry leaders.

U.S. and South Africa Hold Bilateral Discussion on Building a More Sustainable Energy Future

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:35
March 19, 2014U.S. and South Africa Hold Bilateral Discussion on Building a More Sustainable Energy Future

Pretoria — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and South African Minister of Energy Ben Martins met yesterday in Pretoria to follow up on the U.S.-South Africa Bilateral Energy Dialogue held last December in Washington, DC. They discussed continued bilateral cooperation on a wide range of energy issues, including collaboration to diversify U.S. and South African energy portfolios and provide reliable and affordable electricity to homes and businesses.

DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:00
March 14, 2014DOE Finalizes WIPP Fire Investigation Report

Washington, DC – Today, the Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the accident investigation report for the underground mine fire involving a salt haul truck at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

DOE Announces Webinars on Wind Energy and Property Values, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:24
March 14, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Wind Energy and Property Values, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, 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.