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Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38
September 18, 2014Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Support Manufacturing of Taller Wind Turbine Towers

The Energy Department today announced $2 million for two organizations that will advance technologies to harness stronger winds available at higher heights, potentially increasing the amount of clean, renewable electricity the nation produces.

White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:30
September 18, 2014White House Highlights New DOE Measures to Advance Renewable Energy Deployment and Increase Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s effort to diversify our energy portfolio and cut energy waste, the Energy Department today announced a series of executive actions to expand the deployment of renewable energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Altogether, these measures will bring the U.S. closer to its clean energy future, while protecting the environment and helping Americans save money by saving energy.

SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33
September 12, 2014SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

In support of DOE's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project launched in April 2014, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has posted a notice of intent to issue a Request for Quotation for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication.

Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:09
September 12, 2014Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period.

Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:30
September 12, 2014Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE’s draft Voluntary Code of Conduct which addresses data privacy surrounding smart grid technologies. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014.

DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:24
September 11, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, 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.

Secretary Moniz will speak at Clean Energy Summit September 17

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:10
September 10, 2014Secretary Moniz will speak at Clean Energy Summit September 17

Help drive the next generation of American Innovation. Register for The American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit on September 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

UPDATE (9/9): Recently announced, Secretary Moniz will speak at the summit demonstrating his commitment to develop and accelerate innovation and deployment in clean energy.

Energy Department Authorizes Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:00
September 10, 2014Energy Department Authorizes Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced today that it has issued the final authorization to Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron) and Carib Energy LLC (Carib) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.

Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:14
September 9, 2014Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

The U.S. Department of Energy selected six new projects under the University Coal Research Program that seek long-term solutions for the clean and efficient use of our nation’s abundant coal resources. The selected projects support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Crosscutting Research Program’s initiatives in high-performance materials and sensors and controls technology.

Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Improve Resiliency of the Grid

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:00
September 8, 2014Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Improve Resiliency of the Grid

In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s commitment to improve national power grid resiliency, today the Energy Department announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather events and other potential electricity disruptions. This investment – which includes seven awardees in Alaska, California, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Tennessee and Washington – supports the development of advanced technologies, allowing communities across the country to become more resilient and adaptive.

Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting September 24 and 25

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:48
September 5, 2014Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting September 24 and 25

The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Members of the public are invited on a first come, first served basis (depending on the availability of meeting room space).

Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:24
September 5, 2014Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems.

Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:30
September 4, 2014Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

The Energy Department today announced $7.5 million to 6 awardees that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic technologies as a viable source for America’s clean energy portfolio.

Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:30
September 4, 2014Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

The Energy Department announced today $7.25 million for six organizations that will continue to advance water power as a viable resource for America’s clean energy portfolio.

Energy Department Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:00
September 4, 2014Energy Department Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

As part of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department recognized the University of Utah today for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40 percent in a historic campus building, saving the University $57,000 a year.

DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:37
September 4, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, 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.

Feds feed Families

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:27
September 3, 2014Feds feed Families

Representatives of the Office of Enterprise Assessments delivered more than 1,600 pounds of non-perishable food to the Manna Food Center on September 2, 2014 as part of the 2014 Feds Feed Families campaign. Manna feeds about 3,300 needy families in Montgomery County. Manna also provides food to 48 Montgomery County soup kitchens, food pantries, group homes, and emergency shelters.

Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:05
September 3, 2014Project LIBERTY Biorefinery Starts Cellulosic Ethanol Production

Project LIBERTY, the nation’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock, announced the start of production today. Once operating at full, commercial-scale, the biorefinery in Emmetsburg, Iowa will produce 25 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year - enough to avoid approximately 210,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

New Report Highlights Trends in Offshore Wind with 14 Projects Currently In Advanced Stages of Development

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:57
September 3, 2014 New Report Highlights Trends in Offshore Wind with 14 Projects Currently In Advanced Stages of Development

The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market over the past year, including two projects that have moved into the initial stages of construction, and 14 projects that are in the advanced stages of development– together representing nearly 4,900 megawatts of potential offshore wind energy capacity for the United States.

New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:49
September 3, 2014New Report Characterizes Existing Offshore Wind Grid Interconnection Capabilities

The Energy Department today released the first National Offshore Wind Energy Grid Interconnection Study that investigated the key economic and technological factors that will influence the integration of offshore wind energy onto the national grid.