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New Energy Efficiency Standards for Furnace Fans to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Help Americans Save on Energy Bills

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:56
June 25, 2014New Energy Efficiency Standards for Furnace Fans to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Help Americans Save on Energy Bills

WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced a new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans, the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since the Climate Action Plan was announced last year.

DOE Selects 8(a) Small Business for Technical Support Services at Denver Federal Center

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:00
June 24, 2014DOE Selects 8(a) Small Business for Technical Support Services at Denver Federal Center

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy today awarded an estimated $6 million contract to Synergy Solutions, Inc., of Oak Ridge, Tennessee to provide technical and administrative support services for Building 55 at the Denver Federal Center.

BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for MHK Technology Testing in Federal Waters

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 14:30
June 23, 2014BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for MHK Technology Testing in Federal Waters

On June 3rd, 2014 the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the first ever lease to test marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy devices in federal waters to Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Harnessing the power of ocean currents, FAU’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) plans to deploy experimental demonstration devices in an area located approximately 10 to 12 nautical miles from the coast Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Webinar: EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Demonstration

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:40
June 23, 2014Webinar: EISPC Energy Zones Mapping Tool Demonstration

Argonne National Laboratory has organized a webinar demonstration of the Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC) Energy Zones (EZ) Mapping Tool, a free online mapping tool for identifying areas in all 39 EISPC states that may be suitable for new clean power generation. The tool is maintained by Argonne National Laboratory with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:31
June 20, 2014Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Secretary Moniz today announced $3.2 million to launch the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, which will create a national support network to serve the clean energy small business and entrepreneur community, providing critical technical assistance and training services in order to bring these businesses and entrepreneurs closer to market readiness.

Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta Nears Halfway Mark in Meeting Citywide Goal of 20% Energy Savings

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 15:00
June 20, 2014Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta Nears Halfway Mark in Meeting Citywide Goal of 20% Energy Savings

The Energy Department yesterday recognized Atlanta for its progress and leadership in meeting a citywide goal to improve the energy performance of its buildings by 20% by 2020.

Department of Energy Cites Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 14:00
June 20, 2014Department of Energy Cites Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), for five violations of DOE’s worker safety and health regulations.  Worker safety is a priority for the Department, and DOE’s enforcement program supports this priority by holding contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. 

ARPA-E Announces 13 New Projects at New York Energy Week

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:16
June 19, 2014ARPA-E Announces 13 New Projects at New York Energy Week

Today at New York Energy Week, ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin announced $33 million in funding for 13 new projects aimed at developing transformational fuel cell technologies for low-cost distributed power generation.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:02
June 19, 2014Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards

The USDOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presented its annual awards at the 2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting on June 17.

DOE Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 16:14
June 18, 2014DOE Awards $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the awarding of $100 million for Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to build the 21st-century energy economy.

June 25 Webinar to Explore Net Metering

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:45
June 18, 2014June 25 Webinar to Explore Net Metering

Register for the Net Metering webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Department of Energy Releases Water-Energy Nexus Report

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:10
June 18, 2014Department of Energy Releases Water-Energy Nexus Report

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation for future efforts.

DOE Regional Tribal Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops to be Held this Summer

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 13:14
June 17, 2014DOE Regional Tribal Energy Project Development and Finance Workshops to be Held this Summer

The DOE Office of Indian Energy and Tribal Energy Program are hosting a series of interactive workshops this summer for tribal leaders and staff focused on developing commercial-, community-, and facility-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

Silicon Valley Power and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Win 2014 Public Power Wind Awards

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 08:17
June 17, 2014Silicon Valley Power and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Win 2014 Public Power Wind Awards

The Energy Department and the American Public Power Association named Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and Silicon Valley Power as the winners of the 2014 Public Power Wind Awards.

Energy Department Invests $20 Million to Advance Hydrogen Production and Delivery Technologies

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:21
June 16, 2014Energy Department Invests $20 Million to Advance Hydrogen Production and Delivery Technologies

The Energy Department today announced $20 million for ten new research and development projects that will advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies.

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.