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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.

In Texas, Staples Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 17:17
March 13, 2014In Texas, Staples Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

As part of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Department of Energy today recognized Staples for its leadership in energy efficiency at the Coppell Fulfillment Center near Dallas, Texas.

DOE to Host Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop April 29-30

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:58
March 13, 2014DOE to Host Alaska Native Village Energy Development Workshop April 29-30

The DOE Office of Indian Energy and the Tribal Energy Program will present a workshop on Alaska Native village energy project development on April 29–30 in Anchorage, Alaska. The workshop is designed to help Alaska Native villages and corporations understand the range of energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities that exist in their remote communities.

Part of an overall effort to further support and encourage accelerated clean energy resource development in Alaska Native villages, the workshop will cover topics such as:

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:05
March 12, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations

On March 12, 2014 EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled "Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations."

Moab Project Safely Logs 2 Million Work Hours

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:00
March 12, 2014Moab Project Safely Logs 2 Million Work Hours

(Grand Junction, CO) ― The number 1,584 may not mean much to most people, but for the workers on the U.S. Department of Energy Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project, it represents the number of days without a work-related, lost-time injury or illness, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. That’s more than 4 years, from November 2009 through February 2014. In those 4-plus years, employees have safely logged more than 2 million work hours.

Final load of debris shipped from K-25 Building demolition project

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 15:00
March 11, 2014Final load of debris shipped from K-25 Building demolition project

On March 11, The final truckload of debris from the K-25 Building demolition project was shipped from East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).

The K-25 Building, located at the East Tennessee Technology Park (the former Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant), was built in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Project. At that time, K-25 was the world’s largest building under one roof. Demolition of the mile-long, U-shaped structure was completed in December 2013. Since then, workers have focused on removing the resulting demolition debris.

Oak Ridge Reservation’s emergency sectors change

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:30
March 11, 2014Oak Ridge Reservation’s emergency sectors change

TEMA has issued revised emergency sectors for the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation. These sectors, labeled A-Y, determine which areas should take action if an event occurs at one of DOE’s sites locally. The new sector boundaries have improved correlation with roads, waterways, and recognizable landmarks.

U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 2014

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:27
March 11, 2014U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 2014

The U.S.-India Energy Dialogue met in New Delhi on March 5-11. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia hosted the government-to-government portion of the Dialogue meeting on March 11 with United States Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz.  The U.S. delegation included the Department of Energy, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Commerce and State Department.

Energy Department Announces Funding for Demonstration and Testing of Advanced Wave and Tidal Energy Technologies

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:11
March 11, 2014Energy Department Announces Funding for Demonstration and Testing of Advanced Wave and Tidal Energy Technologies

The Energy Department today announced $10 million to strengthen the U.S. marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy industry, including wave and tidal energy sources.

U.S. and Colombia to Collaborate on First Solar Decathlon in Latin America

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 08:30
March 11, 2014U.S. and Colombia to Collaborate on First Solar Decathlon in Latin America

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, Colombia's Minister of Energy and Mines Amylkar Acosta, Mayor of Santiago de Calí Rodrigo Guerrero, and Director of Planning of Colombia Tatyana Orozco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean competition.

Energy Department Awards $2.2 Million to Drive Innovative Solutions, Lower Costs of Solar

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 12:22
March 10, 2014Energy Department Awards $2.2 Million to Drive Innovative Solutions, Lower Costs of Solar

The Energy Department today announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide.

Summit Registration Now Open!

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 09:43
March 10, 2014Summit Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review!

This year’s Summit will feature a variety of exhibits and sessions providing opportunities for learning and networking with over 800 thought leaders and members of the U.S. solar community. Registration includes:

DOE Announces Webinars on the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, and More

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 19:38
March 7, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, 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.