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Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 16:01
May 23, 2014Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting

On May 14, 2014, the Obama Administration released a comprehensive plan to accelerate and expand Federal infrastructure permitting reform government-wide.  The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is actively engaged in this process for transmission development.

EERE Quality Control Workshop Proceedings Released

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:50
May 23, 2014EERE Quality Control Workshop Proceedings Released

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces the release of the proceedings of the EERE Quality Control Workshop held December 9 and 10, 2013, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, Colorado.

FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:19
May 22, 2014FEMP Offers New eTraining Core Course on Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation

FEMP presents a new e-Training Core Course that providing skills to improve Federal economic-based decision making, determine the total cost of ownership of project alternatives, and inform decisions for energy and water efficiency investments.

DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL’s Fuel Cell Contaminant Database, and More

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:57
May 22, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Genetically Modified Algae, NREL’s Fuel Cell Contaminant Database, 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.

Solar Community Comes Out in Full Force for SunShot Grand Challenge Summit

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 09:58
May 22, 2014Solar Community Comes Out in Full Force for SunShot Grand Challenge Summit

This week in sunny Anaheim, California, more than 800 solar industry leaders gathered for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. The Summit, launched by the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, brings together the solar community to network, share ideas and develop strategies to make solar more affordable for American families and businesses.

The Final 40%: SunShot charges forward to tackle solar challenges!

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 21:56
May 21, 2014The Final 40%: SunShot charges forward to tackle solar challenges!

At the peak of the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit, an all-star lineup of speakers kicked off the third day, jam-packed with discussions and idea-generating activities to help solve some of the toughest problems in solar energy.

Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings, Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 16:06
May 21, 2014Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings, Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department announced today that the Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills.

Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Develop Supply Chain, Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 15:05
May 21, 2014Energy Department Announces $2 Million to Develop Supply Chain, Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $2 million to develop the domestic supply chain for hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and study the competitiveness of U.S. hydrogen and fuel cell system and component manufacturing.

Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:18
May 21, 2014Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

The Energy Department today announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies.

Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Field Measurements

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:26
May 21, 2014Request for Information for Marine and Hydrokinetic Field Measurements

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the verification and validation of advanced open source MHK design tools and models.

Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 09:23
May 21, 2014Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

The Energy Department today announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The projects will develop thermochemical energy storage systems to enable more efficient storage of solar energy while using less storage material, cutting the cost for utility-scale CSP electricity generation as a result. Also today, the Department released a new report highlighting the progress of five major CSP deployment projects that are already producing clean, renewable energy.

Opening Day at SunShot Summit 2014

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 18:01
May 20, 2014 Opening Day at SunShot Summit 2014

An energetic crowd of hundreds of leaders throughout the solar community gathered yesterday in southern California to kick off SunShot’s four-day summit and work together to generate ideas to tackle the SunShot grand challenge to make solar energy cost competitive in the United States by 2020.

Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:34
May 20, 2014Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace.

Secretary Moniz Announces Members to New Commission on National Labs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:28
May 20, 2014Secretary Moniz Announces Members to New Commission on National Labs

Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the Energy Department’s National Laboratories

WASHINGTON – Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, a congressionally-mandated committee that will evaluate the effectiveness of the Energy Department’s 17 national laboratories. The Commission is being established pursuant to the 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 12:07
May 20, 2014 Energy Department Announces New Prize Challenge to Drive Down Solar Costs

To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace.

Energy Department Awards $7 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:43
May 19, 2014Energy Department Awards $7 Million to Advance Hydrogen Storage Systems

The Energy Department today announced $7 million for six projects to develop lightweight, compact, and inexpensive advanced hydrogen storage systems that will enable longer driving ranges and help make fuel cell systems competitive for different platforms and sizes of vehicles.

May 28 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Energy Project Refinement

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:54
May 19, 2014May 28 Webinar to Focus on Tribal Energy Project Refinement

Register for the Tribal Renewable Energy Project Refinement webinar, which will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Energy Department Announces National Champions of Student Energy Conservation Competition

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 18:32
May 15, 2014Energy Department Announces National Champions of Student Energy Conservation Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) today announced the national champions of the America’s Home Energy Education Challenge (AHEEC), a student competition created to help families save money by saving energy.

Energy Department Announces Secretarial Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 16:31
May 15, 2014Energy Department Announces Secretarial Determination of No Adverse Material Impact for Uranium Transfers

Transfers to Advance U.S. National Security Interests and Fund Cleanup at Portsmouth or Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plants

DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, and More

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 09:26
May 15, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, 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.