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The Ohio State University Wins Year One of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition – Defending Their EcoCAR 2 Title

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 09:55
June 5, 2015The Ohio State University Wins Year One of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition – Defending Their EcoCAR 2 Title

Four-year collegiate engineering program gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:51
June 4, 2015DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the 2015 edition of the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Plan. A consolidation of DOE’s SSL Multi-Year Program Plan and SSL Manufacturing R&D Roadmap of previous years, the new R&D Plan was developed in conjunction with community experts through inputs received at roundtable meetings held in October 2014 and at the DOE SSL R&D Workshop, held in January 2015 in San Francisco.

DOE Selects Seven Contractors for Waste Treatment Basic Ordering Agreements

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 12:00
June 4, 2015DOE Selects Seven Contractors for Waste Treatment Basic Ordering Agreements

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued seven Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) for the treatment of Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed Low-Level Waste (MLLW). The LLW MLLW treatment services also include the treatment of liquid and solid Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulated waste, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and asbestos.

Nine Projects Selected for Funding through University Turbine Systems Research Program

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:33
June 4, 2015Nine Projects Selected for Funding through University Turbine Systems Research Program

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected nine research and development projects to receive funding through the NETL-managed University Turbine Systems Research Program. The Program funds a portfolio of gas turbine-focused university projects to facilitate the development and demonstration of next-generation technology. The work will address technical challenges in turbine technology in support of the Energy Department’s strategic goals and program mission needs.

DOE Announces Webinars on an Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores and Buildings of the Future

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 15:27
June 2, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on an Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores and Buildings of the Future

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.

Senator Dorgan and Under Secretary Orr to Deliver Remarks at 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies and Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 10:52
June 2, 2015Senator Dorgan and Under Secretary Orr to Deliver Remarks at 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies and Vehicle Technologies Annual Merit Review

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Vehicle Technologies Office announce that Senator Byron L. Dorgan (ret.) and DOE’s Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr will deliver remarks at the 2015 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Program and Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on Monday, June 8.

DOE Issues Request for Information on Gas Clean-Up for Fuel Cell Applications

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 10:37
June 1, 2015DOE Issues Request for Information on Gas Clean-Up for Fuel Cell Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued a request for information (RFI) to obtain feedback and opinions from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on the report findings from the Gas Clean-up for Fuel Cell Applications Workshop.

Energy Department to Lead Workshop on Tribal Renewable Energy Development in Oklahoma

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 09:50
June 1, 2015Energy Department to Lead Workshop on Tribal Renewable Energy Development in Oklahoma

Oklahoma tribal energy leaders have an opportunity to explore the tribal energy project development and financing process hands-on at an interactive workshop being hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy June 9–11 at the Riverwind Hotel and Casino in Norman, Oklahoma.

Energy Department Selects Five Alaska Villages in next round of START Project to Support Clean Energy Development

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 18:35
May 28, 2015Energy Department Selects Five Alaska Villages in next round of START Project to Support Clean Energy Development

Program provides Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate tribal clean energy projects and initiatives.

DOE Awards Contract for Hanford Site 222-S Laboratory Services

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 17:35
May 28, 2015DOE Awards Contract for Hanford Site 222-S Laboratory Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today that Wastren Advantage, Incorporated located in Piketon, Ohio has been awarded a $44.6 million contract for the operation and performance of analytical and testing services at the DOE Hanford 222-S Laboratory. Four proposals were received in response to the solicitation. The contract includes a two year base period of performance with three one-year option periods.

Energy Secretary Moniz Launches Initiatives to Advance Clean Energy Technologies, Combat Climate Change at Energy Ministerials in Mexico

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 16:57
May 28, 2015Energy Secretary Moniz Launches Initiatives to Advance Clean Energy Technologies, Combat Climate Change at Energy Ministerials in Mexico

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined global energy leaders in launching new initiatives at two major climate and clean energy conferences in Mexico.

Energy Department Authorizes Alaska LNG Project, LLC to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:55
May 28, 2015Energy Department Authorizes Alaska LNG Project, LLC to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department has authorized the Alaska LNG Project to export liquid natural gas to to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.

Year-in-Review: 2014 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Report Now Available (May 2015)

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:04
May 28, 2015Year-in-Review: 2014 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Report Now Available (May 2015)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Year-in-Review: 2014 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2014.

SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell-Battery Electric Hybrid Truck and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Quality Control Processes

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:51
May 28, 2015SBIR/STTR FY15 Phase 1 Release 2 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell-Battery Electric Hybrid Truck and Fuel Cell Manufacturing Quality Control Processes

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 Awards, including projects demonstrating fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and developing a real-time, in-line optical detector for the measurement of fuel cell membrane thickness.

Better Buildings Expanding to Help Increase Efficiency in Homes

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:22
May 28, 2015Better Buildings Expanding to Help Increase Efficiency in Homes

To further advance energy efficiency in buildings across the country, the Department of Energy is launching two new Better Buildings Accelerators that will help American families improve the efficiency of their homes.

Better Buildings Challenge Saves $840 Million in Energy Costs, Adds New Water Savings Goal

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:08
May 27, 2015Better Buildings Challenge Saves $840 Million in Energy Costs, Adds New Water Savings Goal

Better Buildings Challenge partners have cut energy waste by 94 trillion British thermal units since the challenge launched in 2011.

Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:30
May 27, 2015Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings

Today the Energy Department launched a new indoor lighting campaign to increase the use of high efficiency lighting technologies in commercial buildings. Through the Better Buildings Alliance, the Department is working with key stakeholders and end users in both the public and private sectors to install and demonstrate advanced technologies. Additionally, the Department recognized Advanced Roof-top Unit Campaign (ARC) partners and Green Lease Leaders for collaboration between building owners, landlords, and tenants to improve energy efficiency.

Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Western Hemisphere Clean Energy Initiative

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 20:59
May 26, 2015Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Western Hemisphere Clean Energy Initiative

Energy Ministers of Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama and the United States announced the creation of a new Western Hemisphere Clean Energy Initiative.

Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:08
May 26, 2015Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data.

North American Energy Ministers Establish a Working Group on Climate Change and Energy

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:25
May 25, 2015North American Energy Ministers Establish a Working Group on Climate Change and Energy

The Honorable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy; and Ernest J. Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, today announced the establishment of a North American Energy Ministers’ Working Group on Climate Change and Energy.