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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next- Generation Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:29
April 9, 2015U.S. Department of Energy Awards $200 Million for Next- Generation Supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory

Under Secretary for Science and Energy Orr Announces Next Steps in Pursuit of Exascale Supercomputing to Accelerate Major Scientific Discoveries and Engineering Breakthroughs.

DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Sustainability, Cleansing Data for Benchmarking, and More

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:36
April 9, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Sustainability, Cleansing Data for Benchmarking, 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.

Energy Department Awards $4.6 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 14:54
April 8, 2015Energy Department Awards $4.6 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

The Energy Department today announced up to $4.6 million for four projects to develop advanced hydrogen storage materials that have potential to enable longer driving ranges and help make fuel cell systems competitive for different platforms and sizes of vehicles.

EPA and DOE Honor 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leadership on Energy Efficiency, Acting on Climate

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 16:08
April 6, 2015EPA and DOE Honor 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leadership on Energy Efficiency, Acting on Climate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star’s Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:26
April 6, 2015Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

The technical testing specifications are now available for the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, a two-year competition administered by the Hydrogen Education Foundation that challenges America's engineers and entrepreneurs to develop affordable systems for small-scale hydrogen fueling. The Energy Department will present a webinar on May 14, 2015, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time to go over the specifications and testing plans and answer questions.

Update Released to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 14:35
April 3, 2015Update Released to BETO’s Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). The MYPP sets forth the goals and structure of the Office. This latest version presents a merged conversion research and development (R&D) section, the renaming of the demonstration and market transformation area, and emerging work in wet waste-to-energy feedstocks.

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:20
April 2, 2015A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on P5+1 Nuclear Negotiations

Secretary Moniz released a statement today regarding the outcome of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland.

DOE Issues RFP for West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 14:00
April 2, 2015DOE Issues RFP for West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the West Valley Demonstration Project Probabilistic Performance Assessment (WVDP-PPA) procurement that will provide support to the DOE, West Valley Demonstration Project, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority in performing a probabilistic analysis to support the Phase 2 Decision making Alternative for the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center.

DOE awards contract for sludge buildout project

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 11:00
April 2, 2015DOE awards contract for sludge buildout project

DOE's Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has awarded a contract to CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc. for the Sludge Processing Facility Buildouts Project at the Transuranic Waste Processing Center.

DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges, and More

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:42
April 2, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges, 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.

Energy Department Opens Job Search for Geothermal Technologies Office Director Position

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:40
April 2, 2015Energy Department Opens Job Search for Geothermal Technologies Office Director Position

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, is seeking applications for the permanent position of Director to lead a national program in the development of innovative geothermal technologies that advance geothermal's role in the U.S. energy portfolio.

DOE Seeks Contractor for Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Operations at Ohio and Kentucky Facilities

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:30
April 1, 2015DOE Seeks Contractor for Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Operations at Ohio and Kentucky Facilities

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking a contractor to perform Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Operations at the two DUF6 conversion facilities at Portsmouth, Ohio, and Paducah, Kentucky.

DOE Issues Request for Proposals for Services at Carlsbad New Mexico

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:00
April 1, 2015DOE Issues Request for Proposals for Services at Carlsbad New Mexico

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a technical assistance contract acquisition at the Carlsbad Field Office in New Mexico. A Requirements contract that includes time-and materials (T&M) and fixed-price task orders, will be awarded.

Energy Department Releases Updates to EnergyPlus and OpenStudio

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:49
April 1, 2015Energy Department Releases Updates to EnergyPlus and OpenStudio

The Energy Department has released updates to its twin building energy modeling software products—EnergyPlus and OpenStudio.

Energy Department Issues Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:00
March 31, 2015Energy Department Issues Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities contract is for managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) storage facilities and licenses under NRC regulations.

Report Now Available: DC Microgrids Scoping Study--Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits (March 2015)

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:14
March 31, 2015Report Now Available: DC Microgrids Scoping Study--Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits (March 2015)

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released a report titled DC Microgrids Scoping Study: Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits, which presents the results of a study by several national labs and funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability. The study provides a preliminary examination of the benefits and drawbacks of potential DC microgrid applications relative to their AC counterparts, using several metrics for comparison, and offers recommendations for potential future research and deployment activities.

Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, March 2015

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 15:13
March 30, 2015Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, March 2015

March 2015 Update from the Advanced Manufacturing Office

FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:16
March 30, 2015FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

This refreshed eTraining core course provides federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with up-to-date knowledge and best practices for developing an on-site renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) on a federal site and includes current definitions, references, and guidance to help launch or accelerate a PPA project.

BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:28
March 30, 2015BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed’s commentary, “Algal Progress Report,” was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. Her commentary details the promise of algae as a renewable energy source and describes how many BETO-funded research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects have resulted in significant technological advances to help overcome challenge of using algae for biofuel production.

Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:06
March 27, 2015Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Secretary Moniz welcomes the announcement by the Government of Mexico on new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.