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Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Inspire Collegiate Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00
February 11, 2015Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Inspire Collegiate Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million in available funding for the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP), which aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs. This funding opportunity will support the commercialization of promising technologies for sectors such as solar and wind that reduce carbon pollution and grow the clean energy economy.

Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:30
February 11, 2015Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:53
February 9, 2015U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award

The U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center (NTC) won a prestigious eLearning award at the recent eLearning Guild DevLearn 2014 Conference and Expo, the leading training and learning event in North America focused on learning technologies. The eLearning DemoFest, a collective eLearning showcase where conference participants present their latest projects, is a highlight of the conference. The DemoFest competition, held October 30th, featured 81 project demonstrations from around the world, including six NTC courses—Workplace Violence Awareness Briefing, Roles and Responsibilities for Key HRP Officials, Personnel Security Processing, Special Access Programs, Engagement Simulation Systems Demo, and Unusual Behavior. Of the many excellent submissions, the NTC’s Workplace Violence Awareness Briefing entry won the award for Best Immersive/Simulation.

ARPA-E Announces Start-up Companies, Strategic Partnerships and Private Sector Funding at 2015 Innovation Summit

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:30
February 9, 2015ARPA-E Announces Start-up Companies, Strategic Partnerships and Private Sector Funding at 2015 Innovation Summit

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today highlighted that many of its innovative projects are making significant technical and commercial progress towards ensuring America’s economic and energy security.

Now Open: Postdoc award opportunity for solar energy researchers

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:21
February 6, 2015Now Open: Postdoc award opportunity for solar energy researchers

In order to spur innovation in solar energy, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards program supports research on energy efficiency and renewable energy to help solve our nation’s energy challenges. This year, this exciting program will offer up to five recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research projects to advance breakthrough solar energy technologies at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities. Former recipients of the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards are now faculty and staff scientists at major research institutions and national laboratories.

BETO Ranks High in Biofuels Digest’s Top 125 in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:18
February 6, 2015BETO Ranks High in Biofuels Digest’s Top 125 in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Biofuels Digest recently released its “Top 125 in the Advanced Bioeconomy,” ranking Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Dr. Jonathan Male, Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Reed, Technology Manager Dr. Joyce Yang, and Lead Analyst Zia Haq at number 20.

President Obama’s FY16 Budget Request Proposes Increased Funding for BETO

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 14:46
February 6, 2015President Obama’s FY16 Budget Request Proposes Increased Funding for BETO

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request was released Monday, proposing funding levels for the U.S. Department of Energy, including $246 million for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO).

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World’s Brightest Synchrotron Light Source

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 12:30
February 6, 2015Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates the World’s Brightest Synchrotron Light Source

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz today dedicated the world’s most advanced light source, the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL).

STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY MONIZ ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:47
February 6, 2015STATEMENT FROM SECRETARY MONIZ ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz made the following statement regarding the National Security Strategy (NSS) announced today:

Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Strengthen Local Solar Markets and Spur Solar Deployment Across the United States

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:29
February 6, 2015Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Strengthen Local Solar Markets and Spur Solar Deployment Across the United States

The Energy Department today announced $13 million in funding to help communities across the country reduce market and policy barriers to solar deployment and recognize communities for taking the initiative to go solar.

New Training Tool Broadens Pool of Home Energy Score Assessors

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:00
February 5, 2015New Training Tool Broadens Pool of Home Energy Score Assessors

Today, DOE announced the release of the Home Energy Score Simulation Training, a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted training and testing to individuals interested in providing the Home Energy Score – a standard energy efficiency assessment and score generated only by qualifying professionals.

DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:00
February 5, 2015DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering a series of regional interactive workshops designed to provide Alaska Native leaders and their staffs with the information and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects.

New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:55
February 5, 2015New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, on January 30, 2015.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, and More

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:51
February 5, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines Projects

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:27
February 4, 2015Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines Projects

The Advanced Manufacturing Office intends to issue a new funding opportunity for work to develop Next Generation of Electric Machines (NGEM). NGEMs combine high power density, high RPM motors with integrated power electronics.

Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:03
February 4, 2015Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Canada announced today they intend to collaborate in field tests to validate advanced monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies for underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Watch Energy Secretary Moniz Test Drive the Toyota Mirai

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:01
February 3, 2015Watch Energy Secretary Moniz Test Drive the Toyota Mirai

The Energy Department posted a video of ‪Secretary Ernest Moniz driving the Toyota Mirai, the first fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for sale in the United States.

Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Highlights a Top Budget Priority in Texas

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:45
February 3, 2015Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Highlights a Top Budget Priority in Texas

Today, Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall traveled to Amarillo, Texas to visit the Pantex Plant, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site charged with maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, a critical component of President Obama’s National Security Strategy.

FY 2016 Budget Request Now Available

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:34
February 2, 2015FY 2016 Budget Request Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s FY 2016 Budget Request is now available. The FY 2016 request reflects the Administration’s priority on modernizing the electric grid and boosting the resilience of infrastructure.

President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:19
February 2, 2015President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. petroleum supplies.