Statement by DOE Spokesperson on Secretary Moniz’s Travel to Geneva

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 18:10
February 20, 2015Statement by DOE Spokesperson on Secretary Moniz’s Travel to Geneva

This is the statement by a Department Spokesperson on Secretary Moniz’s Travel to Geneva.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 17:55
February 20, 2015Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop Larger Wind Turbine Blades

On February 20, EERE’s Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Larger Blades to Access Greater Wind Resources and Lower Costs.”

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:23
February 20, 2015Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development.

Deregulation, Distributed Generation, and Environmental Concerns Are Expected to Shape the Smart Grid Industry in 2015 and Beyond, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:35
...Deregulation, Distributed Generation, and Environmental Concerns Are Expected to Shape the Smart Grid Industry in 2015 and Beyond, According to Navigant Research TMCNet: Deregulation, Distributed Generation, and Environmental Concerns Are Expected to ...

DOE appoints four new members to advisory board

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:00
February 20, 2015DOE appoints four new members to advisory board

DOE has appointed four new members to its Environmental Management advisory board in Oak Ridge. Leon Baker, Richard Burroughs, Terri Likens and Ed Trujillo were introduced during the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board’s February meeting

CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:03
February 20, 2015CEQ Extends Comment Period on Revised Draft Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in NEPA Reviews

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has extended by 30 days the comment period on its revised draft guidance on consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the effects of climate change in NEPA reviews. The comment period now ends on March 25, 2015.

Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:29
February 20, 2015Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

Last week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy.

Ultra-Capacitors Support Irish Smart Grid Test Bed

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 03:18

Freqcon has installed an energy storage system for Ireland’s Tallaght smart grid test bed. The solution is integrated with Maxwell’s ultra-capacitors and lithium-ion batteries that are designed to support grid stability in residential and industrial settings. The test-bed also features Freqcon’s microgrid stabilizer to enable voltage and frequency stabilization. The Tallaght smart grid test bed,…

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Energy Harvesting and Storage for Electronic Devices 2014-2024: Forecasts, Technologies, Players

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 16:18
...satellites, laptops and nodes in sensor networks making them self-sufficient. Although energy harvesting applications reach from vehicles to the smart grid, the majority of the value this year is in consumer electronic applications, where energy harvesters have been used for ...

Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspectives from Successful Women Professionals Held at George Washington University on Friday, February 20

DOE RSS - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:25
February 19, 2015Panel Discussion: Career Paths in Energy & Sustainability: Perspectives from Successful Women Professionals Held at George Washington University on Friday, February 20

On February 20, the Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies, and Analysis and the National Capitol Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers will co-host the Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza at The George Washington University from 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m.

DOE-Sponsored Syngas Cleanup Demonstration Project Reaches Development Milestone

DOE RSS - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:42
February 19, 2015DOE-Sponsored Syngas Cleanup Demonstration Project Reaches Development Milestone

In a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a demonstration-scale application of RTI International’s warm synthesis gas (syngas) cleanup process technology has achieved a key operational milestone at Tampa Electric Company’s coal gasification plant in Polk County, Fla.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:08
February 19, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, 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.

Cybergy Holdings Launches Level 21 Cybersecurity Initiative to Combat Cyberthreats at the Highest Level

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:05
...21 Cybersecurity Initiative to Combat Cyberthreats at the Highest Level Cybergy Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:CYBG), a national leader in cybersecurity, smart grid technologies and renewable energy, is pleased to announce the launch of Level 21, an industry-leading suite of groundbreaking ...

San Diego Program Uses Smart Meters, Display Device to Identify Energy Use

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 01:42

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has introduced a loaner program that enables customers to borrow in-home display devices from the utility at no cost. The goal is to improve consumers’ understanding of their home’s energy use and to identify high energy use appliances with near-real time information and estimated energy costs. Consumers can borrow…

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Upcoming Webinar on EERE's FY16 Budget for Sustainable Transportation

DOE RSS - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:01
February 18, 2015Upcoming Webinar on EERE's FY16 Budget for Sustainable Transportation

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) will present a live webinar on EERE's FY16 budget proposal for sustainable transportation on Tuesday, March 3, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. EST.

New Report Describes Joint Opportunities for Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Markets

DOE RSS - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 18:10
February 18, 2015New Report Describes Joint Opportunities for Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Markets

Sandia National Laboratories, supported by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies Offices, recently released the workshop report “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Natural Gas Vehicles.” Held in September 2014, the workshop considered common opportunities and challenges in expanding the use of hydrogen and natural gas as transportation fuels.

Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

DOE RSS - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:30
February 18, 2015Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products, and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria.

BC Hydro Touts Smart Meters

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 14:07

BC Hyrdro reports that more than 24,000 new smart meters have been installed in the Campbell River area of British Columbia. BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson told the Courier-Islander, “Smart meters help BC Hydro in many ways, whether it’s improving our operations by providing us with better information on power outages, to assisting people in seeing…

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ITM Power plc: RWE Power-to-Gas System Delivered

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:35
...RWE's regional companies in Germany and also develops innovations in the field of energy efficiency, including e-mobility and smart grids. RWE Deutschland has interests in around 70 regional and municipal energy utilities and has a workforce of about 19 ...

The Increasing Need for Energy Management Will Drive the Efficient & Reliable Smart Grid Market in China Through 2019: TechNavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 11:35
...The Increasing Need for Energy Management Will Drive the Efficient & Reliable Smart Grid Market in China Through 2019: TechNavio TMCNet: The Increasing Need for Energy Management Will Drive the Efficient & Reliable Smart ...
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