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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.

Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review June 17-18, 2014

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 16:36
May 28, 2014Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review June 17-18, 2014

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability will hold a peer review of the Advanced Grid Modeling Program on June 17-18, 2014, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA.

Energy Department Announces National Geothermal Data System to Accelerate Geothermal Energy Development

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 15:32
May 28, 2014Energy Department Announces National Geothermal Data System to Accelerate Geothermal Energy Development

The National Geothermal Data System is online open-source platform that facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data. It will help address one of the greatest barriers to development and deployment of this promising clean energy source.

White House Highlights Two Energy-Slashing, Open Data Initiatives

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:22
May 28, 2014White House Highlights Two Energy-Slashing, Open Data Initiatives

Editor's Note: The below is an excerpt from the White House fact sheet on Energy Datapalooza, an event that brings together innovators and entrepreneurs who are using open data to advance a secure, clean energy future. The White House highlighted two Building Technologies Office platforms that are enabling building owners, contractors, and policymakers to improve building energy performance.

National Geothermal Data System Deployed to Serve Industry

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 09:08
May 28, 2014National Geothermal Data System Deployed to Serve Industry

This data visualization shows how industry can model geologic features from free, open-source data through the National Geothermal Data System. In this fence diagram, Schlumberger utilized bottom hole temperatures from the National Geothermal Data Systems (NDGS) on-line platform to supplement subscription data temperatures used to create basin-wide 3D temperature models in Petrel Exploration and Production software.

K-25 demolition project receives American Nuclear Society award

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:00
May 27, 2014K-25 demolition project receives American Nuclear Society award

The successful demolition of a former gaseous diffusion facility has been honored by the American Nuclear Society. The American Nuclear Society’s Decommissioning and Environmental Services Division selected the K-25 demolition project to receive its Project Excellence Award.

Bioenergy Technologies Office Judges Washington State University Energy Competition

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 09:39
May 27, 2014Bioenergy Technologies Office Judges Washington State University Energy Competition

Washington State University is hosting the Imagine Tomorrow competition to challenge high school students to explore new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. The competition, held on May 30–June 1, 2014, asks students to work together in teams to research topics related to biofuels, technology, behavior, or design.

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.