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National Bioenergy Day 2014

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:41
October 14, 2014National Bioenergy Day 2014

Bioenergy, the use of agricultural waste and forestry byproducts to generate heat and energy, will be celebrated during the second annual National Bioenergy Day on October 22, 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the United States. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will celebrate National Bioenergy Day with an educational display about the bioenergy supply chain and the bioeconomy in the lobby of the Energy Department’s Forrestal building in downtown Washington, D.C.

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:16
October 14, 2014DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for support services at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The total estimated value of the contract is $100 Million - $300 Million.

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:35
October 14, 2014Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

The Energy Department today announced approximately $5 million in funding to 13 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and increase our nation’s energy security.

November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:57
October 13, 2014November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

On November 4, 2014, the DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting the challenges and opportunities associated with dynamic distribution system architecture.

EAC September 2014 Meeting Final Work Products Now Available

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 10:36
October 13, 2014EAC September 2014 Meeting Final Work Products Now Available

Four documents approved at the September 2014 meeting by the Electricity Advisory Committee and delivered to the Department of Energy are now available for downloading. The mission of the Electricity Advisory Committee is to provide advice to DOE in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.

Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:37
October 10, 2014Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Supporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design.

Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Improved Next Generation HVAC Systems

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:07
October 10, 2014Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Improved Next Generation HVAC Systems

The Energy Department today announced nearly $8 million to support research and development of the next generation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning technologies.

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:48
October 9, 2014Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department announced today up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass.

Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:09
October 9, 2014Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions

The Energy Department announced the 2014 winners of the National Geothermal Student Competition and the Geothermal Case Study Challenge last week at an industry gathering in Portland, Oregon. These competitions challenged college and university students to develop professional business solutions for public outreach as well as case studies that could help industry more accurately pinpoint geothermal resources in subsurface areas across the United States.

Demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:00
October 8, 2014Demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins

OREM begins demolition of the K-31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.