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Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:20
October 31, 2014Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors

WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the President’s all-of-the-above energy approach and Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced awards for five companies to lead key nuclear energy research and development projects supporting advanced reactor technologies. These projects will receive $13 million in cost-share agreements to help address significant technical challenges to the design, construction and operation of next generation nuclear reactors, based off needs identified by industry designers and technical experts.

SBIR/STTR Release 2 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:05
October 31, 2014SBIR/STTR Release 2 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

The 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 2 topics include fuel cell-battery electric hybrid trucks and in-line quality control devices for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Waste Treatment Services

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00
October 31, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Waste Treatment Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs).

U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Announces New Round of Funding for 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:30
October 30, 2014U.S. Department of Energy Wind Program Announces New Round of Funding for 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory today issued a Request for Proposals seeking teams of students to participate in the 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

Energy Secretary Moniz to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:40
October 30, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Secretary Ernest Moniz will serve as a keynote speaker for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, which will be held from Feb. 9-11, 2015 in National Harbor, Md. In addition, other renowned speakers at the Summit will include, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, University of California President Janet Napolitano, CPS Energy CEO Doyle N. Beneby, DBL Investors Founder and Managing Partner Nancy Pfund, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Archer Daniels Midland Company Chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. Additional speakers will be announced as the agenda is finalized.

National Bioenergy Day 2014

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:41
October 14, 2014National Bioenergy Day 2014

Bioenergy, the use of agricultural waste and forestry byproducts to generate heat and energy, will be celebrated during the second annual National Bioenergy Day on October 22, 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the United States. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will celebrate National Bioenergy Day with an educational display about the bioenergy supply chain and the bioeconomy in the lobby of the Energy Department’s Forrestal building in downtown Washington, D.C.

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:16
October 14, 2014DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for support services at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The total estimated value of the contract is $100 Million - $300 Million.

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:35
October 14, 2014Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

The Energy Department today announced approximately $5 million in funding to 13 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and increase our nation’s energy security.

November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:57
October 13, 2014November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

On November 4, 2014, the DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting the challenges and opportunities associated with dynamic distribution system architecture.

EAC September 2014 Meeting Final Work Products Now Available

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:36
October 13, 2014EAC September 2014 Meeting Final Work Products Now Available

Four documents approved at the September 2014 meeting by the Electricity Advisory Committee and delivered to the Department of Energy are now available for downloading. The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is to provide advice to DOE in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.

Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:37
October 10, 2014Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Improved Next Generation HVAC Systems

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:07
October 10, 2014Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Improved Next Generation HVAC Systems

The Energy Department today announced nearly $8 million to support research and development of the next generation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning technologies.

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:48
October 9, 2014Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department announced today up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass.

Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:09
October 9, 2014Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions

The Energy Department announced the 2014 winners of the National Geothermal Student Competition and the Geothermal Case Study Challenge last week at an industry gathering in Portland, Oregon. These competitions challenged college and university students to develop professional business solutions for public outreach as well as case studies that could help industry more accurately pinpoint geothermal resources in subsurface areas across the United States.

Demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:00
October 8, 2014Demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins

OREM begins demolition of the K-31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.

DOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:53
October 7, 2014DOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations

The U.S. Department of Energy will host seven consultation sessions with Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and corporations on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The sessions will give Alaska Native Tribes and corporations an opportunity to provide input on a 10-year plan to develop renewable energy resources in the Arctic region.

Energy Department Recognizes Cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:59
October 7, 2014Energy Department Recognizes Cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge

As a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, as well as the Portland Public School District for their leadership in reducing energy use.

Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:26
October 7, 2014Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research projects that will provide educational and research training opportunities for minority students while advancing key technical areas in fossil fuel utilization.

National Solar Schools Census 2014

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:33
October 6, 2014National Solar Schools Census 2014

With support from the SunShot Initiative, TSF’s national solar schools census, “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools” serves as a starting point for sharing ideas and best practices between schools experienced with solar energy and those seeking to join their ranks. Each solar school has its own unique story to tell on how their systems were financed and installed and how (and whether) solar has been integrated into class curricula.