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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.

Energy Department Names Virginia and Illinois Electric Co-ops the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:57
March 6, 2014Energy Department Names Virginia and Illinois Electric Co-ops the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The US Department of Energy and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) of Illinois as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:37
March 5, 2014Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

The Energy Department today announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster – helping to save building owners and businesses money by saving energy.

Submit a Public Comment on The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) External Merit Review Meeting Summary

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:01
March 5, 2014Submit a Public Comment on The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) External Merit Review Meeting Summary

The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Initiative within the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is a multi-year DOE research initiative targeting significant reductions in the cost of wind energy.

FY 2015 Budget Request Now Available

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:49
March 4, 2014FY 2015 Budget Request Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s FY 2015 Budget Request is now available. The FY 2015 Request supports the Administration's all-of-the-above strategy and emphasizes priorities that increase electric grid resilience, including managing risks, increasing system flexibility and robustness, increasing visualization and situational awareness, and deploying advanced control capabilities.

President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:25
March 4, 2014President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request includes $475.5 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $205.0 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $1.6 million for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve and $19.95 million for the Naval Petroleum Reserves.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening in Emerging Technologies Program

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:54
March 3, 2014Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening in Emerging Technologies Program

The Building Technologies Office is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for its Emerging Technologies program in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is part of the Department of Energy’s EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships program

USDA Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Alaska Natives

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:28
February 28, 2014USDA Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Alaska Natives

State USDA Rural Development Office announces FY14 Rural Business Enterprise Grants; submission deadline is April 10.

Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:06
February 28, 2014Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Central Maine Power’s (CMP) SGIG project has produced innovations in customer services, improvements in business operations, and lessons‐learned that will be used for guiding future smart grid projects. Because of the positive results so far, CMP is planning follow‐on smart grid investments.

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on Resumption of Transient Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials at Idaho National Laboratory

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
February 28, 2014DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on Resumption of Transient Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials at Idaho National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that resuming transient testing of nuclear fuels and materials at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will not have a significant impact on the environment and is an important tool for advancing safe, economical, low carbon nuclear energy.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
February 28, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP), 100 percent set-aside for small businesses, for the operation and performance of analytical and testing services at the DOE Hanford 222-S Lab.

DOE awards contract to small business for mercury project at Y-12

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
February 28, 2014DOE awards contract to small business for mercury project at Y-12

OREM awarded a task order to Strata-G, a Knoxville-based small business, to collect data and perform characterization at Outfall 200, the proposed site for the mercury water treatment facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, and More

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:48
February 27, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, 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.