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Department of Energy Cites the University of California and Pacific Data Electric, Inc., for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:56
February 13, 2015Department of Energy Cites the University of California and Pacific Data Electric, Inc., for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to the University of California (UC) and Pacific Data Electric, Inc. (PDE) for violations of DOE worker safety and health requirements. Worker safety is a priority for the Department, and DOE’s enforcement program supports this priority by holding contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:00
February 13, 2015Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering with the Department’s SunShot Initiative to train 200 transitioning military service members during the pilot period for employment opportunities in the rapidly growing U.S. solar energy industry. Training courses will also begin at Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk this spring.

Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:00
February 13, 2015Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering with the Department’s SunShot Initiative to train 200 transitioning military service members during the pilot period for employment opportunities in the rapidly growing U.S. solar energy industry. Training courses will also begin at Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk this spring.

DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:15
February 13, 2015DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office announces the launch of a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders that provides a single repository of credible and reliable information related to hydrogen and fuel cells that is current and accurate and eliminates duplicative efforts among various training programs.

AMO Industry Day Workshop, February 25th, Targets Smart Manufacturing FOA

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:40
February 12, 2015AMO Industry Day Workshop, February 25th, Targets Smart Manufacturing FOA

AMO will host an Industry Day workshop to explain the concept, vision, and technology needs associated with support for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA.

DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, and More

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:34
February 12, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, 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.

Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:30
February 12, 2015Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

Today, the Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) and a group of Arizona utilities celebrated the energizing of a new transmission infrastructure project that will serve the state’s growing electrical energy needs, attract renewable energy development to the area, and strengthen the transmission system in the Southwestern United States.

New Request for Information on Strategy to Advance the Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Industry

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:00
February 12, 2015New Request for Information on Strategy to Advance the Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Industry

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the MHK industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Program’s activities and priorities in MHK.

Tribal Leader Forum on Climate Preparedness and Resiliency to be Held on March 4; RSVP by Feb. 23

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:01
February 12, 2015Tribal Leader Forum on Climate Preparedness and Resiliency to be Held on March 4; RSVP by Feb. 23

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting the 10th in a series of planned strategic energy development forums for tribal leaders and interested staff on “Tribal Energy Systems: Climate Preparedness and Resiliency.”

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.