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Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:28
July 15, 2014Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes.

Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:00
July 15, 2014Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

The Energy Department today announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. These projects are a part of the Energy Department’s continued effort to develop technologies that will enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuels at $3 per gallon by 2017.

World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 09:55
July 15, 2014World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

Department of Energy Supported Project Will Capture 1.4 Million Tons of CO2 Annually

Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, July 2014

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 16:00
July 14, 2014Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, July 2014

July 2014 Update from the Advanced Manufacturing Office

Final Report and Other Materials from 2014 Resilient Electric Distribution Grid R&D Workshop Now Available

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:31
July 11, 2014Final Report and Other Materials from 2014 Resilient Electric Distribution Grid R&D Workshop Now Available

On June 11, 2014, the Department of Energy held a half-day workshop to identify key R&D activities for enhancing the resilience of electric distribution grids to natural disasters.

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:00
July 11, 2014U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

Watch a Live Stream of the Portland Public Meeting on the Quadrennial Energy Review - Today!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:21
July 11, 2014Watch a Live Stream of the Portland Public Meeting on the Quadrennial Energy Review - Today!

On Friday, July 11, the Department of Energy will host a public meeting in Portland, Oregon, to gather public comments on the Quadrennial Energy Review. This meeting will focus specifically on issues associated with electricity transmission, storage and distribution in the western United States.

Moniz Advances Cooperation on Clean Energy and Climate Change in China

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:55
July 11, 2014Moniz Advances Cooperation on Clean Energy and Climate Change in China

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing from July 8 to 11 to participate in the sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

2014 Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review Presentations Now Available

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:01
July 10, 20142014 Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review Presentations Now Available

17 projects were presented at the 2014 Advanced Grid Modeling Peer Review. Presentations are now available for download.

DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:00
July 10, 2014DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought Synopsis/Expression of Interest seeking small business concerns with the capabilities to provide Technical Support Services to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:13
July 9, 2014NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

A new DOE report, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, highlights findings from a review of five policy mechanisms that have been successfully applied to hydrothermal exploration activities around the globe – loan guarantees, drilling failure insurance, lending support, grants, and government-led exploration – and their applicability to the U.S. geothermal market.

Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program Project Summaries Available

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:48
July 9, 2014Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program Project Summaries Available

On March 6, 2014, the Academic-Industry Collaboration (AIC) - Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program hosted an information exchange webinar that included presentation from each of seven projects that received awards totalling approximately $1.4 million to help colleges and universities better prepare the electricity industry workforce of the future. The agenda and project summaries from the information exchange are available to download.

NASPI Technical Workshop Reports Now Available

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:13
July 8, 2014NASPI Technical Workshop Reports Now Available

In 2012 and 2013, NASPI held a series of technical workshops intended to educate and document the stakeholder community on the state of the art for key synchrophasor technology issues: renewables integration, phasor tools visualization, and model validation. Presentations and results from these workshop have been compiled into three technical reports that are now available for download.

Department of Energy Cites Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:30
July 8, 2014Department of Energy Cites Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) for three violations of worker safety and health regulations associated with an incident at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

2014 Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA Issued

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:02
July 7, 20142014 Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA Issued

The Stakeholder Directory, now in its 31th edition, identifies contacts in federal agencies; states, territories, and state government associations; and nongovernmental organizations for reviewing environmental impact statements and environmental assessments, and for other NEPA public involvement and consultation activities.

Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 10:20
July 3, 2014Energy Department Makes Additional $4 Billion in Loan Guarantees Available for Innovative Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Projects

Washington D.C. — In support of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Department of Energy issued a loan guarantee solicitation today, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases.

DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cells for Continuous On-Board Recharging for Battery Electric Light-Duty Vehicles

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:22
July 2, 2014DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cells for Continuous On-Board Recharging for Battery Electric Light-Duty Vehicles

The USDOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office has issued an RFI seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders about fuel cell technology validation, commercial acceleration, and potential deployment strategies for continuous fuel cell rechargers on board light-duty electric vehicle fleets.

NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 15:51
July 2, 2014NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

The growth of wind-generated power in the United States  is creating greater demand for improved wind forecasts. To address this need, the Department of Energy is working with NOAA and industry on the Wind Forecast Improvement Project, funded and led by DOE.

DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:00
July 2, 2014DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS), Portsmouth, Ohio.

Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:50
July 2, 2014Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

The Energy Department today announced commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures necessary for geothermal energy production. Industry partner FastCAP Systems successfully demonstrated an ultracapacitor that is fully operational in 200°C conditions, extending the upper limit of high-temperature energy storage and electronics, and engineering a flexible system that could reduce cost and risks of geothermal drilling.