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DOE Seeking Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology and Manufacturing

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:04
December 30, 2014DOE Seeking Proposals to Advance Distributed Wind Turbine Technology and Manufacturing

On December 29, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory released a third round of Requests for Proposals under DOE’s Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project.

DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 17:48
December 29, 2014DOE’s 2015 Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series to Kick Off Jan. 28

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will continue its sponsorship of the Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar Series in 2015.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:59
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 13:30
December 23, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz and Nevada Governor Sandoval Formalize Working Group to Advance Shared Interests at Nevada National Security Site

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize the senior-level Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Working Group, previously established to address issues of interest related to the NNSS.

EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:49
December 23, 2014EERE Announces up to $2M for Clean Energy Supply Chain and Manufacturing Competitiveness Analysis for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department has selected three projects to receive up to $2 million in new funding for analysis of the hydrogen and fuel cells domestic supply chain and manufacturing competitiveness.

Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:25
December 23, 2014Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has worked with industry and other stakeholders to develop the Energy Storage Safety Strategic Plan, a roadmap for grid energy storage safety that highlights safety validation techniques, incident preparedness, safety codes, standards, and regulations. The Plan also makes recommendations for near- and long-term actions.

Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:48
December 22, 2014Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide General Construction and Environmental Regulatory Support at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) master contract to TSAY Professional Services Inc. of Ohkay Owingeh, N.M., a Native American/Tribally Owned small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:00
December 22, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement.

CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:15
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Final Guidance for Effective Use of Programmatic NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued final guidance for effective use of programmatic National Environmental Policy Act reviews on December 18, 2014.

CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:59
December 22, 2014CEQ Issues Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews on December 18, 2014

DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Services at Carlsbad New Mexico

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 13:00
December 22, 2014DOE Issues Draft Request for Proposals for Services at Carlsbad New Mexico

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for a technical assistance contract acquisition at the Carlsbad Field Office in New Mexico.

Energy Department Announces Achievement of Major Cleanup Milestone at Savannah River Site

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:30
December 19, 2014Energy Department Announces Achievement of Major Cleanup Milestone at Savannah River Site

Today, the Department of Energy reached a major milestone in efforts to clean up the Cold War legacy at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina, and took a step forward to closing additional radioactive tanks at the site

Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:31
December 19, 2014Save the Date! Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase 2015

Attend the Pennsylvania Strategic Energy Management Showcase on April 7, 2015, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania, and learn about the Better Plants Program and Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™). The Showcase includes presentations on how Better Plants and SEP work and the valuable tools and resources they offer to industrial manufacturers and facilities.

BETO Partner Secures Strategic Financing Commitment

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:02
December 18, 2014BETO Partner Secures Strategic Financing Commitment

On December 11, 2014, biomass supply company Genera Energy Inc., announced that it received a strategic financing commitment from energy investment firm, WindSail Capital Group.

Energy Department Releases Roadmaps on HVAC Technologies, Water Heating, Appliances, and Low-GWP Refrigerants

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:50
December 18, 2014Energy Department Releases Roadmaps on HVAC Technologies, Water Heating, Appliances, and Low-GWP Refrigerants

In Fall 2014, the Emerging Technologies Program released four roadmaps, providing BTO with recommendations for R&D activities to pursue and help aid in achieving BTO’s energy savings goals.

Now Available: Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors - Experiences from Six SGIG Projects (December 2014)

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:28
December 18, 2014Now Available: Evaluating Electric Vehicle Charging Impacts and Customer Charging Behaviors - Experiences from Six SGIG Projects (December 2014)

Under OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, six utilities evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations. The report is now available for downloading.

Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National Conference

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:14
December 17, 2014Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework Recognized at National Conference

The paper and poster presentation "Bioenergy KDF: Enabling Spatiotemporal Data Synthesis and Research Collaboration" was awarded second place for best paper at the ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, held November 4–7 in Dallas, Texas.

Latest Certification Gives Volvo Top Three Plants at Platinum Level of Superior Energy Performance®

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:10
December 17, 2014Latest Certification Gives Volvo Top Three Plants at Platinum Level of Superior Energy Performance®

AMO is pleased to announce that the Volvo Group Trucks facility in Hagerstown, Maryland, has become the third facility within the Volvo Group to be certified to the Superior Energy Performance® (SEP™) program and to ISO 50001. The facility improved its energy performance by 20.9% over three years to achieve SEP certification at the Platinum level.

DOE Announces Webinars on Best Practices in Energy Data Collection, Tools for Water Use Reduction, and More

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:46
December 17, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Best Practices in Energy Data Collection, Tools for Water Use Reduction, 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.