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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.

DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:00
February 5, 2015DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering a series of regional interactive workshops designed to provide Alaska Native leaders and their staffs with the information and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects.

New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:55
February 5, 2015New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, on January 30, 2015.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, and More

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:51
February 5, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, 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.

Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines Projects

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:27
February 4, 2015Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines Projects

The Advanced Manufacturing Office intends to issue a new funding opportunity for work to develop Next Generation of Electric Machines (NGEM). NGEMs combine high power density, high RPM motors with integrated power electronics.

Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:03
February 4, 2015Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Canada announced today they intend to collaborate in field tests to validate advanced monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies for underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).