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U.S.-CERN Agreement Paves Way for New Era of Scientific Discovery

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:27
May 7, 2015U.S.-CERN Agreement Paves Way for New Era of Scientific Discovery

A new agreement between the United States and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed today will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics, promising to yield new insights into fundamental particles and the nature of matter and our universe.

Media Advisory: 2015 SunShot Catalyst Prize Demo Day

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:08
May 7, 2015Media Advisory: 2015 SunShot Catalyst Prize Demo Day

Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Catalyst prize Demo Day in San Francisco on Thursday, May 14.

The SunShot Catalyst prize program is designed to address many of the challenges preventing ubiquitous, affordable solar energy deployment by connecting American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. The competition leverages each of these assets to launch cutting-edge solar companies and tackle time-sensitive market challenges.

On Demo Day, 17 finalists who have successfully completed the competition’s ideation, business innovation, and prototyping contests will publicly demonstrate their products to a panel of judges. The five winners will be eligible for up to $100,000 to help bring their early stage solutions to market. Audience members will participate by voting live on their favorite business pitches.

Energy Department Authorizes Dominion Cove Point LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:00
May 7, 2015Energy Department Authorizes Dominion Cove Point LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Press release announcing the authorization of Dominion Cove Point LNG in Calvert County, Maryland to export Liquefied Natural Gas.

Webinar May 12: Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:05
May 7, 2015Webinar May 12: Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Overview of Station Analysis Tools Developed in Support of H2USA" on Tuesday, May 12, from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will provide a basic introduction to two new models—the Hydrogen Refueling Station Analysis Model (HRSAM) and the Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST)—developed by Argonne National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, respectively.

DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Station Analysis Tools and Interoperable Buildings

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:30
May 7, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Station Analysis Tools and Interoperable Buildings

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.

Milestone Reached: New Process Reduces Cost and Risk of Biofuel Production from Bio-Oil Upgrading

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:29
May 6, 2015Milestone Reached: New Process Reduces Cost and Risk of Biofuel Production from Bio-Oil Upgrading

Battelle—a nonprofit research and development organization that operates many of the national laboratories—reached an Energy Department project milestone to demonstrate at least 1,000 hours of bio-oil hydrotreatment on a single catalyst charge. Typically, it takes many catalysts to convert a bio-oil intermediate into biofuel, making the conversion process expensive. Battelle’s new process substantially reduces the cost and risk of biofuel production and helps make the process more commercially viable.

Energy Department Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 16:00
May 5, 2015Energy Department Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

As part of the administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced $4 million to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes.

Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices, Stores and other U.S. Buildings

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:10
May 5, 2015Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices, Stores and other U.S. Buildings

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $6 million to accelerate energy efficiency in offices, shops, schools and other buildings that will help businesses and communities save money, create jobs, and reduce pollution.

Energy Department Awards Nearly $10 Million for Efficient Lighting Development

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:00
May 4, 2015Energy Department Awards Nearly $10 Million for Efficient Lighting Development

Energy Department announces nine research and development projects designed to save consumers money, reduce energy consumption.

Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability Goals

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:47
May 4, 2015Report Explains How Bioenergy Supports Global Sustainability Goals

According to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can actually alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable energy production, and preserve biodiversity.

Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 17:54
April 30, 2015Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015

Program provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 16:05
April 30, 2015Energy Department Extends Deadline to Apply for START Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy the application deadline for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance to May 22, 2015.

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and U.S Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announce Settlement on Nuclear Waste Incidents

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 15:28
April 30, 2015New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and U.S Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announce Settlement on Nuclear Waste Incidents

Press Release on the Department of Energy and the State of New Mexico's agreement to projects for safer roads, improved water infrastructure and enhanced emergency response.

Peer Review Presentations Now Available Online

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 14:09
April 29, 2015Peer Review Presentations Now Available Online

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the 2015 Project Peer Review from March 23–27, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. The individual project and plenary presentations from the week are now available online.

Energy Department to Provide $75 Million for ‘Fuels from Sunlight’ Hub

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:46
April 28, 2015Energy Department to Provide $75 Million for ‘Fuels from Sunlight’ Hub

Press release announcing the $75 million renewal of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP).

Energy Department Announces $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:00
April 28, 2015Energy Department Announces $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

The Energy Department today announced $10.5 million in available funding to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related testing of these systems.

Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 18:31
April 27, 2015Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort

Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy could unlock access to a domestic, geographically diverse and carbon-free source of clean energy.

Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:55
April 27, 2015Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

First report of its kind quantifies the current size, scope and variability of our nation’s hydropower supplies.

Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:38
April 27, 2015Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope, and variability of our nation’s hydropower supplies. Hydropower currently provides approximately seven percent of the U.S.

Energy Department Launches Competition to Drive Innovations in Wave Energy

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 14:13
April 27, 2015Energy Department Launches Competition to Drive Innovations in Wave Energy

The Energy Department today announced the opening of the registration period for the Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years. By accelerating the development of WEC devices that capture more energy from ocean waves, the winning devices will help reduce costs and move wave energy closer to widespread commercial deployment.