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10 Questions Regarding SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standards

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 17:03
November 7, 201410 Questions Regarding SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standards

In this article, DOE interviews one of the world's leading experts who spearheaded the development of the recently established Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards known as J2601, which establish a fast hydrogen fueling protocol enabling a driving range equivalent to internal combustion gasoline engine vehicles.

FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:46
November 6, 2014FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

Members of FEMP's staff were recognized with a GreenGov Presidential Green Team Award for work done in partnership with the Department of Transportation.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, and More

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:25
November 6, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:07
November 6, 2014EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs.

In comparison to previous years, the 2015 models include a greater number of fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles in a broader variety of classes and sizes.

Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:34
November 6, 2014Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research Advanced Technologies Improve Gasification Systems, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON--Today, as part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy approach, the Department of Energy has selected four projects to receive funding for next-generation gasification systems that also reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Awardees will receive approximately $16 million to advance the gasification process, which converts carbon-based materials like coal into syngas for use as power, chemicals, hydrogen, and transportation fuels.

Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:05
November 6, 2014Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

As a part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized Cummins Inc., for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York.

New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:00
November 6, 2014New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources.

MedImmune Becomes First Biotech Facility to Earn SEP Certification

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:33
November 5, 2014MedImmune Becomes First Biotech Facility to Earn SEP Certification

AMO is pleased to announce that MedImmune’s facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is now certified to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and to ISO 50001. The facility improved its energy performance by 8.5% over three years to achieve SEP certification at the Silver level. MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, is the first biotech research laboratory and clinical trial manufacturer to earn certification to SEP.

November 18 PSERC Webinar: Quantifying and Mitigating the Impacts of PV in Distribution Systems

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:18
November 5, 2014November 18 PSERC Webinar: Quantifying and Mitigating the Impacts of PV in Distribution Systems

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting a simulation-based investigation of PV impacts on distribution systems and discussing a new approach for volt-VAR optimization with reactive power capabilities of PV inverters.

Up to $1.15 Million Available to Small Businesses for New Products or Technologies that Expand Geothermal Markets

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 16:27
November 4, 2014Up to $1.15 Million Available to Small Businesses for New Products or Technologies that Expand Geothermal Markets

The Energy Department announced funds targeted to small businesses in two separate geothermal subtopics: a) innovations to develop under-utilized markets and b) a technology transfer opportunity for coproduced geothermal resources. An informative webinar will cover the geothermal topic on Friday, November 7, at 1:30 pm.

FEMP Offers New Training on Photovoltaic Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:40
November 4, 2014FEMP Offers New Training on Photovoltaic Operations and Maintenance Best Practices

FEMP will present O&M Best Practices for Small Scale PV Systems, a live First Thursday Seminar on December 4, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Webinar November 6: 2014 and 2015 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:44
November 3, 2014Webinar November 6: 2014 and 2015 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

The Energy Department will present a live webinar, "2014 and 2015 Hydrogen Student Design Contest," on Thursday, November 6, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Fuel Cell Technologies Office Launches National Laboratory Tech-to-Market Activities

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:32
November 3, 2014Fuel Cell Technologies Office Launches National Laboratory Tech-to-Market Activities

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office announces the launch of the National Laboratory Tech-to-Market activities taking place at the 2014 Fuel Cell Seminar and Energy Exposition on November 11 in Los Angeles, California.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Impact Building Technologies, a New Better Buildings Resource, and More

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:00
November 3, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on High Impact Building Technologies, a New Better Buildings Resource, 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.

Technology Transfer Webinar on November 12: High-Performance Hybrid Simulation/Measurement-Based Tools for Proactive Operator Decision-Support

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:37
November 3, 2014Technology Transfer Webinar on November 12: High-Performance Hybrid Simulation/Measurement-Based Tools for Proactive Operator Decision-Support

DOE/OE and EPRI will host a technology transfer webinar on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from noon to 2 p.m. (ET). The purpose of this open webinar is to disseminate results and outcomes of the recently completed project “High-Performance Hybrid Simulation/Measurement-Based Tools for Proactive Operator Decision-Support,” which is one of the awarded projects of the DOE Advanced Modeling Grid Research Program.

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Final Synthesis Report

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:24
November 3, 2014A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Final Synthesis Report

On Monday, November 3, 2014, Secretary Moniz released a statement regarding the final Synthesis Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

DOE Awards Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:30
October 31, 2014DOE Awards Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) is awarding a $3.4 Million Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) for regulatory oversight of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) located in Paducah, KY.

DOE Awards Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:00
October 31, 2014DOE Awards Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) is awarding a $3.6 Million Grant to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) for regulatory oversight of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) located in Paducah, KY.

Energy Department Releases Climate Plans on Fifth Anniversary of President Obama’s Sustainability Initiative

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:30
October 31, 2014Energy Department Releases Climate Plans on Fifth Anniversary of President Obama’s Sustainability Initiative

As a part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy today released plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, severe weather and temperature extremes.

2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Posted

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:31
October 31, 20142014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Posted

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2014 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report, which summarizes the comments of expert peer reviewers at the 2014 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR) held June 16–20, 2014, in Washington, D.C.