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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.

DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Cost-Effectiveness of Linear (T8) LED Lamps

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 16:58
May 30, 2014DOE Publishes CALiPER Report on Cost-Effectiveness of Linear (T8) LED Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 21.3, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.3 details a set of life-cycle cost simulations that compared a two-lamp troffer using LED lamps (38W total power draw) or fluorescent lamps (51W total power draw) over a 10-year study period.

Energy Department Notifies State of New Mexico that 3706 Campaign Will Not Meet June Deadline

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 14:25
May 30, 2014Energy Department Notifies State of New Mexico that 3706 Campaign Will Not Meet June Deadline

Department Also Announces New WIPP Technical Assistance Team

Washington — Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) notified the State of New Mexico that it will not be able to meet the June 30th deadline to remove 3706 cubic meters of transuranic waste from the mesa at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). 

DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the Better Buildings Challenge and More

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:07
May 29, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the Better Buildings Challenge 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.

Forest County Potawatomi Recognized for Renewable Energy Achievements

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 17:53
May 28, 2014Forest County Potawatomi Recognized for Renewable Energy Achievements

In pursuit of its long-term energy goal to reduce its carbon footprint to zero, the Forest County Potawatomi Community has assumed a leadership role in creating a sustainable and healthy world. Since adopting its environmental mission statement in November 2008, the Community has made significant strides toward implementing several types of renewable energy to power its tribal facilities.