DOE has issued the Draft Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (ULP PEIS)(DOE/EIS-0472D) for public review and comment. The public comment period ends May 16, 2013. Under the Uranium Leasing Program, the DOE Office of Legacy Management administers 31 tracts of land in Mesa, Montrose, and San Miguel counties that are leased to private entities to mine uranium and vanadium. The program covers an area of approximately 25,000 acres. No mining operations are active on the ULP lands at this time. DOE is preparing the ULP PEIS to analyze the reasonably foreseeable potential environmental impacts, including the site-specific and cumulative impacts, of the range of selected alternatives for managing the program.
East Asia Summit Energy Cooperation Task Force
New Renewable Energy Power Generation Workstream
DOE, City of Richland and Benton PUD Increase Fiber Optic Telecommunication Capacity in Benton County - Upgrade improves communications at Hanford Site, schools and libraries
RICHLAND, Wash. ― The Department of Energy (DOE), city of Richland, and Benton County’s Public Utility District (Benton PUD) jointly implemented a high-capacity fiber optic cable in Richland and at the Hanford Site. The project will improve communications throughout the area.
Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture and storage by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing its preferred alternative for wastes contained in underground radioactive waste storage tanks evaluated in the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (Final TC & WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391, December 2012). With regard to those wastes that, in the future, may be properly and legally classified as mixed transuranic waste (mixed TRU waste). DOE's preferred alternative is to retrieve, treat, package, and characterize and certify the wastes for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, a geologic repository for the disposal of mixed TRU waste generated by atomic energy defense activities.
Follow-On Solicitation to Help Design and License SMRs for Commercialization by 2025
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a modification to Task Order DE-DT0005235 to J.G. Management Systems, Inc. of Grand Junction, CO for administrative and program analytical support for 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 technical support to the Office of Environmental Management.
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a modification to a task order to Aspen Resources Limited, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado for support of the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) at the Hanford Site.
Data from an innovative test conducted last year that used CO2 and N2 injection to release natural gas from methane hydrates at a well on the Alaska North Slope is now available to researchers and the public.
Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have demonstrated that the use of artificial barriers—snow fences—can significantly increase the amount of fresh water supplies in Arctic lakes at a fraction of the cost of bringing in water from nearby lakes.
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) today released two new handbooks that encourage more efficient environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
This week's Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting has been cancelled due to a strong winter storm which is predicted to impact the Washington DC area on Wednesday. Originally scheduled to be held March 6 and March 7 in Arlington, Virginia, the EAC meeting may possibly be rescheduled for a later date. If the meeting is rescheduled, details will be posted online and will be published in a new Federal Register notice.
Energy Department Accelerates the Deployment of Advanced Vehicle Technologies with Private Industry Partnerships
Coca-Cola, Dell, Facebook, Hertz, and Others Partner with the Energy Department to Offer More Vehicle Fueling Options for Employees
For its leadership and innovation in science and technology, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has earned two Carnegie Science Awards from the Carnegie Science Center.
Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman submitted a memo to the Electricity Advisory Committee providing DOE’s response to six recommendation documents approved at the October 2012 EAC meeting.
Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to Enviro Compliance Solutions Inc. of Tustin, California to perform environmental sampling, monitoring services and analysis of ongoing cleanup activities being performed at the West Valley Demonstration Project in western New York.
RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for the B Reactor National Historic Landmark’s 2013 tour season on March 2 at noon. Families with children above the age of 12, along with middle schools and high schools, are invited to sign up for the coveted tour slots.
ARPA-E Announces Projects Have Attracted Over $450 Million in Private Sector Funding, Spurred Start-up Company Formation and Fostered
ARPA-E Deputy Director Cheryl Martin Highlights Projects’ Technical Successes and Market Engagement During Keynote At ARPA-E’s Fourth Annual Energy Innovation Summit
STARTING TODAY: Bloomberg, Daniels, Musk, Pickens, Chu and Energy Leaders Headline 3-Day ARPA-E Summit
Building on the President’s call in his State of the Union address to further American energy independence through innovation, key thought leaders from academia, business, and government will come together.