Bradley Crowell was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.
OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE FOR FURLOUGHED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
Q: Can furloughed DOE employees seek and accept employment with non-federal businesses or organizations during the period that they are not at work?
The 2013 Winter Fules Outlook Conference has been rescheduled to November 1 due to the shutdown of the Federal government.
In 2013 the program operated above the 6 year average and 6 year high, and participation increased by adding 13 new program locations.
Southeastern Power Administration and its partners conducted 32 training events which directly impacted 855 trainees, and our outreach efforts promoted energy efficiency and renewable energy to an estimated 3,505 customers.
SEPA sponsored $94,262 in EERE training this year.
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced a proposed $100 million in FY2014 funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build a new 21st-century energy economy.
The General Counsel's enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. for $1,927,097. Ningbo Hicon is a Chinese company that manufactures consumer refrigeration products for a variety of private labelers. Ningbo Hicon agreed to the settlement after manufacturing and distributing chest freezers that consumed about 30% more energy than permitted under the appliance energy conservation standards. This settlement reflects the second largest penalty since the enforcement office was created in 2010.
The Electricity Advisory Committee meeting scheduled to be held October 2 - October 3 has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of continuing operations of the Federal government. If this meeting is rescheduled for a later date, details will be posted online and published in a new Federal Register notice.
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded a contract modification to A R Biddle & Associates, Inc. of Peachtree City, GA to add scope for the contractor to analyze contract claims that are appealed to the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA).
DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Site Characterization and Erosion Control Work in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a new contract to CTI & Associates, of Wixom, MI. CTI is a small business.
Cincinnati – The Department of Energy today awarded a Task Order to KPMG, LLP of McLean, VA for audit/review services that will cover a wide range of auditing services.
I believe that the report is a watershed; we have clear evidence from our climate scientists that global warming is happening and that we as humans are playing a critical role, which is the underpinning of the President's Climate Action Plan.
The Energy Department today announced the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines project to improve the quality and consistency of commercial building workforce training and certification programs for five key energy-related jobs.
Energy Department Announces Funding to Provide Better Visibility into the Health of the Nation’s Electric Grid
New Tools Will Help Utilities Track and Respond to Changing Grid Conditions More Effectively
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Task Order for Technical Services to Project Enhancement Corporation, of Germantown, MD, for technical support services at the Environmental Management 13 (EM-13) office in Washington DC.
DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Administrative Support to the Office of Environmental Management
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order to North Wind Solutions, LLC of Idaho Falls, Idaho to provide administrative support to the Office of Environmental Management.
This supply and demand forecast event will address the effects of projected weather and market factors that may affect the supply, distribution and prices of petroleum, natural gas and electricity this winter.
DOE Announces Webinars on Getting Buy-In for Energy Efficiency Projects and the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework
Register to attend upcoming Energy Department webinars.
Extension of Comment Period on the Draft Integrated, Interagency Pre-Application (IIP) Process for Electric Transmission Projects Requiring Federal Authorizations
An announcement extending the public comment period for submitting comments regarding the IIP Process was published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2013. Comments must be received on or before October 31, 2013.
Report Details Market Size and Industry Trends in Energy Savings Performance-Based Contracting
Energy Department Releases Progress Update on Better Buildings, Better Plants Program