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DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cell Research and Development Needs

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 17:50
May 5, 2014DOE Issues Request for Information on Fuel Cell Research and Development Needs

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office is seeking feedback from the research community and relevant stakeholders to assist in the development of topics for a potential funding opportunity announcement in 2015 for fuel cells and fuel cell systems designed for transportation, as well as stationary and early market applications, including cross-cutting stack and balance of plant component technology.

SPIDERS Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Industry Day

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:15
May 2, 2014SPIDERS Joint Capability Technology Demonstration Industry Day

The Smart Power Infrastructure Demonstration for Energy Reliability and Security (SPIDERS) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Industry Day occurred April 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Small Catalyst Finding Could Lead to Big Breakthrough for Fuel Cell Deployment

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:33
May 2, 2014Small Catalyst Finding Could Lead to Big Breakthrough for Fuel Cell Deployment

The Energy Department recently posted a blog about how researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory have created a fuel cell catalyst that uses roughly 85% less platinum and has more than 30 times the catalytic activity, making it cheaper and more efficient than conventional catalysts.

Furnace Litigation Settled

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:07
May 2, 2014Furnace Litigation Settled

On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register a direct final rule (DFR) under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 6291-6309, which set forth amended energy conservation standards for residential furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps, including regional standards for different product types in indicated States. 76 FR 37408.

SunShot Announces Final Program for 2014 Summit

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:46
May 2, 2014SunShot Announces Final Program for 2014 Summit

Seats are filling up fast and time is running out to confirm your attendance at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, CA from May 19-22. We kindly ask that all interested participants please register to attend the Summit by Friday, May 2.

Energy Department Announces First Regional Gasoline Reserve to Strengthen Fuel Resiliency

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:29
May 2, 2014Energy Department Announces First Regional Gasoline Reserve to Strengthen Fuel Resiliency

Refined Petroleum Product Reserve Will Ease Potential Fuel Supply Disruptions in Northeast U.S.

DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar, and More

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 09:21
May 1, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group Seminar, 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 $10 Million to Advance Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 14:57
April 29, 2014Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Zero-Emission Cargo Transport Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $10 million to demonstrate and deploy innovative alternate transportation technologies for cargo vehicles, designed to help reduce U.S. reliance on gasoline, diesel, and oil imports.

Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected as Grand Winners of First Student Design Competition for Zero Energy Ready Homes

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 14:15
April 29, 2014Montage Builders Northern Forest, Ryerson University Selected as Grand Winners of First Student Design Competition for Zero Energy Ready Homes

To help cut energy waste and improve U.S. energy productivity, the Energy Department announced today the winners of the first Challenge Home Student Design Competition.

ARPA-E Announces $60 Million for Disruptive Technologies to Cut Emissions, Boost Energy Efficiency

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:05
April 29, 2014ARPA-E Announces $60 Million for Disruptive Technologies to Cut Emissions, Boost Energy Efficiency

Two New Programs Aim to Detect and Measure Methane Emissions and Develop Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems

Rapid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming Project Touted in the News

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 16:47
April 28, 2014Rapid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming Project Touted in the News

Fabricating and Forming Journal's April issue includes "Forming the Future," a feature story about AMO's Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (IMI) Project – Rapid Freeform Sheet Metal Forming. This project, begun in 2013, involves Ford, Boeing, Northwestern University, Penn State, and MIT.

Energy Department Announces $10 million for Wave Energy Demonstration at Navy’s Hawaii Test Site

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 15:00
April 28, 2014Energy Department Announces $10 million for Wave Energy Demonstration at Navy’s Hawaii Test Site

The Energy Department today announced $10 million to test prototypes designed to generate clean, renewable electricity from ocean waves and help diversify America’s energy portfolio.

Students from California and Massachusetts win DOE’s 24th National Science Bowl

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 13:47
April 28, 2014Students from California and Massachusetts win DOE’s 24th National Science Bowl

Competition Highlights Importance of Investing in Next Generation of Leaders in Science

Attend AMO Program Peer Review May 6 and 7

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 13:09
April 28, 2014Attend AMO Program Peer Review May 6 and 7

DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will be conducting a Peer Review of its Research and Development (R&D), Facilities, and Technology Assistance activities in Washington, DC, on May 6-7, 2014. You are cordially invited to attend and invite others. Presentations will be given on individual R&D projects, Facilities, and the Technical Assistance activities. Leading technology experts from the industrial and academic sectors will review AMO's Program and provide their view on its effectiveness and impact.

FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 17:03
April 25, 2014FEMP Offers Training on Distributed-Scale Renewable Energy Projects: From Planning to Project Closeout

The course focuses on the planning and implementation of distributed-scale renewable energy projects, which are smaller than 10 megawatts. It outlines a detailed 10-step process from technology screening to project closeout.

Update to Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Now Available

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 11:38
April 25, 2014Update to Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released an update to its 2012 Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid report.

DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:00
April 24, 2014DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:02
April 23, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky 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.