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Energy Department Invests $10M Through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:34
February 25, 2015Energy Department Invests $10M Through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has selected 11 projects to receive up to $10M in funding in support of innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. The intention of these selections is to identify high-impact technologies that are not already addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or mainstream project portfolio.

Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:35
February 25, 2015Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:59
February 25, 2015NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report in January 2015 on the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, “2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers,” is the first of its kind to provide publically available, open source documentation on the state of the advanced biorefinery landscape.

Innovative Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:57
February 24, 2015Innovative Bioenergy Process Recognized for Excellence in Technology Transfer

The Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently won a 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for developing an innovative process that uses heat and pressure to convert

Feb. 25 Webinar Will Focus on Managing and Implementing Energy Projects for Community Economic Development

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:41
February 20, 2015Feb. 25 Webinar Will Focus on Managing and Implementing Energy Projects for Community Economic Development

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Organizational Models for Tribal Energy Development, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Statement by DOE Spokesperson on Secretary Moniz’s Travel to Geneva

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:10
February 20, 2015Statement by DOE Spokesperson on Secretary Moniz’s Travel to Geneva

This is the statement by a Department Spokesperson on Secretary Moniz’s Travel to Geneva.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 17:55
February 20, 2015Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

On February 20, EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs.”

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:23
February 20, 2015Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.

DOE appoints four new members to advisory board

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:00
February 20, 2015DOE appoints four new members to advisory board

DOE has appointed four new members to its Environmental Management advisory board in Oak Ridge. Leon Baker, Richard Burroughs, Terri Likens and Ed Trujillo were introduced during the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board’s February meeting

CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:03
February 20, 2015CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has extended by 30 days the comment period on its revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in NEPA reviews. The comment period now ends on March 25, 2015.

Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:29
February 20, 2015Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

Last week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy.

Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspectives from Successful Women Professionals Held at George Washington University on Friday, February 20

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:25
February 19, 2015Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspectives from Successful Women Professionals Held at George Washington University on Friday, February 20

On February 20, the Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies, and Analysis and the National Capitol Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers will co-host the Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University from 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

DOE-Sponsored Syngas Cleanup Demonstration Project Reaches Development Milestone

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:42
February 19, 2015DOE-Sponsored Syngas Cleanup Demonstration Project Reaches Development Milestone

In a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a demonstration-scale application of RTI International’s warm synthesis gas (syngas) cleanup process technology has achieved a key operational milestone at Tampa Electric Company’s coal gasification plant in Polk County, Fla.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, and More

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:08
February 19, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, 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.

Upcoming Webinar on EERE's FY16 Budget for Sustainable Transportation

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:01
February 18, 2015Upcoming Webinar on EERE's FY16 Budget for Sustainable Transportation

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will present a live webinar on EERE's FY16 budget proposal for sustainable transportation on Tuesday, March 3, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST.

New Report Describes Joint Opportunities for Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Markets

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:10
February 18, 2015New Report Describes Joint Opportunities for Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Markets

Sandia National Laboratories, supported by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies Offices, recently released the workshop report “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.” Held in September 2014, the workshop considered common opportunities and challenges in expanding the use of hydrogen and natural gas as transportation fuels.

Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:30
February 18, 2015Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products, and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria.

RESCHEDULED: Webinar on Material Handling Fuel Cells for Building Electric Peak Shaving Applications

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:04
February 17, 2015RESCHEDULED: Webinar on Material Handling Fuel Cells for Building Electric Peak Shaving Applications

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Material Handling Fuel Cells for Building Electric Peak Shaving Applications".

Statement from Secretary Moniz on Dr. Fatih Birol's Confirmation as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:10
February 13, 2015Statement from Secretary Moniz on Dr. Fatih Birol's Confirmation as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz made the following statement regarding Dr. Fatih Birol's confirmation to be the next Executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA):

Energy Department Announces Second Round of National Strategy for the Arctic Region Meetings

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:38
February 13, 2015Energy Department Announces Second Round of National Strategy for the Arctic Region Meetings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the second round of tribal consultations and stakeholder outreach meetings on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), 10-Year Plan to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the Arctic Region.