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#SolarChat 5/7/14 Recap: The SunShot Vision: 2020 & Beyond

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:02
May 13, 2014#SolarChat 5/7/14 Recap: The SunShot Vision: 2020 & Beyond

Minh Le, director of the SunShot Initiative, participated in a live #SolarChat to discuss the Energy Department's robust solar success record and how SunShot is setting a new standard in public-private scientific research & development partnerships to advance our nation’s clean energy future. Le joined other solar community leaders to discuss SunShot’s vision for America’s solar future in advance of the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, California from May 18-22.

Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (May 2014)

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:19
May 12, 2014Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions Now Available (May 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released the Year-in-Review: 2013 Energy Infrastructure Events and Expansions. This publication provides a summary of significant energy disruptions and infrastructure changes that occurred in the United States throughout 2013.

Dr. Steven Croley Confirmed as General Counsel

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 18:11
May 12, 2014Dr. Steven Croley Confirmed as General Counsel

Dr. Steven Croley was confirmed by the Senate on Monday, May 12 as the Department of Energy’s General Counsel.

Washington State University Wins 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:00
May 12, 2014Washington State University Wins 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

Washington State University of Pullman, Washington, has won the Hydrogen Education Foundation's 2014 Hydrogen Student Design Contest. This year, the DOE-supported contest challenged teams to design a transportable, containerized, cost-effective hydrogen fueling station solution for areas of initial low demand.

DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:29
May 12, 2014DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

In a Record of Decision (ROD) published in the Federal Register today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has decided to continue management of the Uranium Leasing Program (ULP) for 31 lease tracts for the next 10 years.  DOE’s decision is consistent with its preferred alternative identified in the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final ULP PEIS) (DOE/EIS-0472).  

Department of Energy to Continue Managing Uranium Leasing Program in Western Colorado

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 09:39
May 12, 2014Department of Energy to Continue Managing Uranium Leasing Program in Western Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS), announcing that it will continue managing the Uranium Leasing Program for another 10 years.

New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors and Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:00
May 9, 2014New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors and Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

These standards combined will help reduce harmful carbon pollution by up to 158 million metric tons – equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 21 million homes – and save businesses $26 billion on utility bills through 2030.

President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:30
May 9, 2014President Obama Announces Commitments and Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment

Today, President Obama announced more than 300 private and public sector commitments to create jobs and cut carbon pollution by advancing solar deployment and energy efficiency.

Seventy-Five Students to Receive Nuclear Energy Scholarships and Fellowships

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:17
May 9, 2014Seventy-Five Students to Receive Nuclear Energy Scholarships and Fellowships

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Support Next Generation Energy Leaders

Better Buildings Challenge to Cut Energy Waste Grows by 1 Billion Square Feet

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:01
May 9, 2014Better Buildings Challenge to Cut Energy Waste Grows by 1 Billion Square Feet

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department announced today that Better Buildings Challenge partners are on track to meet their energy performance goals in their second year, saving approximately $100 million a year.

SunShot Summit Registration Closes May 9

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:24
May 9, 2014SunShot Summit Registration Closes May 9

As a reminder, online registration for the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit closes Friday, May 9. We kindly ask that all interested participants please register by the deadline.

Secretary Jewell Announces Approval of Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 16:41
May 8, 2014Secretary Jewell Announces Approval of Second Utility-Scale Solar Energy Project on American Indian Trust Land

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to build strong and prosperous tribal communities and the Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced on May 7, 2014, the approval of the 200-megawatt Moapa Solar Energy Center Project on tribal trust land in Nevada and that nine federally recognized tribes have been awarded Tribal Energy Development Capacity grants totaling over $700,000.

Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:00
May 8, 2014Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

Oak Ridge's Office of EM has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes.

SunShot Announces 24-Hour Solar Data Hackathon

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:45
May 8, 2014SunShot Announces 24-Hour Solar Data Hackathon

SunShot will host a 24-hour solar data hackathon at the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit. Learn more over at the EERE blog and register here

New Course Teaches Best Practices for Water Management for Federal Facilities

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:13
May 8, 2014New Course Teaches Best Practices for Water Management for Federal Facilities

FEMP now offers Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities, a new e-Training core course providing skills to increase efficiency and reduce water use through O&M practices and water-efficient technologies.

DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, and More

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 09:59
May 8, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Top Solar Tools, Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, 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.

Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:05
May 7, 2014Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017.

Energy Department Employees Recognized for Power Restoration Assistance During Emergencies and Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Standards

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:02
May 7, 2014Energy Department Employees Recognized for Power Restoration Assistance During Emergencies and Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Standards

Four Energy Department employees have been selected as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service.

Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:44
May 6, 2014Energy Department Recognizes Landlords, Tenants Working Together to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

The Energy Department today honored 14 organizations, naming them as 2014 Green Lease Leaders for their commitment to reducing energy waste and increasing efficiency in commercial buildings.