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Energy Department Invests More Than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:29
June 13, 2014Energy Department Invests More Than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

The Energy Department today announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development.

Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman Co-Chairs Nuclear Meeting in Japan

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:01
June 13, 2014Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman Co-Chairs Nuclear Meeting in Japan

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Japan's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama co-chaired the third meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, this week.

Factsheet: Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:48
June 13, 2014Factsheet: Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation

The third meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation was held on June 12, 2014 in Tokyo, with Japan’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shinsuke Sugiyama and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman leading the discussions as Co-Chairs. The delegations included participants representing a wide range of governmental agencies.

Energy Department Announces New Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 14:34
June 12, 2014Energy Department Announces New Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

In order to provide the highest quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy, the Energy Department today kicked off the collaborative partnership between its new WINDExchange initiative and six supporting Regional Resource Centers.

DOE Pens New Agreement with Southern Company to Test Advanced Carbon-Capture & Gasification Technologies

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:30
June 12, 2014DOE Pens New Agreement with Southern Company to Test Advanced Carbon-Capture & Gasification Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a new 5-year cooperative agreement with Southern Company to evaluate advanced carbon-capture and gasification technologies at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, Ala.

Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 18:20
June 11, 2014Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Energy Department today announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions.

DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, and More

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 15:25
June 10, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, 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.

DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:00
June 10, 2014DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking eligible small businesses under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 561210, Facilities Support Services, for the performance of infrastructure support services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP).

Energy Department Announces New Energy Efficiency Financing Publication Available through SEE Action Network

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:04
June 9, 2014Energy Department Announces New Energy Efficiency Financing Publication Available through SEE Action Network

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to achieve all cost effective energy efficiency, recently published a new report that provides an overview of the current state of on-bill lending programs with actionable insights for consideration by state policymakers, utility regulators and program administrators.

BETO Announces June Webinar: Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 09:39
June 9, 2014BETO Announces June Webinar: Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results

BETO will host a live webinar titled “Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results” on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Energy Department Announces up to $4.6 Million through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:56
June 5, 2014Energy Department Announces up to $4.6 Million through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement is intended to identify potentially impactful technologies that are not already addressed in FCTO's strategic plan or project portfolio.

DOE Announces Webinars on Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes, Building Stronger More Efficient Homes, and More

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 14:37
June 5, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes, Building Stronger More Efficient Homes, 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.

DOE Issues Final RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:00
June 4, 2014DOE Issues Final RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final 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. A Draft RFP was previously released on February 28, 2014,
requesting comments from industry.

DOE-Sponsored Project Shows Huge Potential for Carbon Storage in Wyoming

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:06
June 3, 2014DOE-Sponsored Project Shows Huge Potential for Carbon Storage in Wyoming

The Wyoming Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study. This is equal to 250 to 300 years’ worth of CO2 emissions produced by the Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants and other large regional anthropogenic CO2 sources at current emission levels.

Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 09:57
June 3, 2014Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a geothermal bond bill May 30, providing $1.98 million in state funding and matching the Energy Department’s investment in geothermal energy exploration at Pagosa Springs.

Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid Increasing Access through Small- Scale Energy Solutions

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 09:04
June 3, 2014Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid Increasing Access through Small- Scale Energy Solutions

Today, the U.S. Government is formally launching an innovative framework under President Obama’s Power Africa initiative to increase energy access for underserved populations across sub-Saharan Africa.

Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Proposed New EPA Rules for Existing Power Plants

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 09:55
June 2, 2014Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Proposed New EPA Rules for Existing Power Plants

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's statement on the EPA's proposed new rules for existing power plants.

DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Tribal Clean Energy Projects

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:39
May 30, 2014DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity for Tribal Clean Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Tribal Energy Program is pleased to announce its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

RFI Deadline Extended and Pre-Solicitation Workshop Announced on Fuel Cell Research and Development Needs

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 17:36
May 30, 2014RFI Deadline Extended and Pre-Solicitation Workshop Announced on Fuel Cell Research and Development Needs

DOE has extended this RFI response deadline to June 9, 2014, and will hold a pre-solicitation workshop at the 2014 Annual Merit Review on specific topics that will help determine the scope of the upcoming 2015 funding opportunity announcement.