The USACE and FEMP developed a partnership to help drive down the federal government's energy costs through the government-wide adoption of performance contracting processes.
Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a $12.5 million Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use. The solicitation calls for the formation of a U.S-based consortium to work with Chinese counterparts to bolster collaborative efforts to help ensure energy, water, and environmental security and combat climate change. The consortium will be funded with $12.5 million DOE support and $12.5 million recipient cost share for a total of $25 million over the 5 year period of performance.
The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide.
The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 to 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, that will summarize the 2nd international information exchange on the hydrogen refueling infrastructure challenges and potential solutions to support the successful global commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
The Energy Department has awarded the Virginia Polytechnic and State University Advanced Research Institute nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings.
On February 27, the White House released its 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report, Investing in the Future of Tribal Nations. The report gives substance to the President’s stated commitment to strengthening nation-to-nation relationships with Indian Tribes by documenting the progress the Administration has made in Indian Country over the past year.
The Energy Department today announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles.
Department of Agriculture and Energy Department Announce Up to $8.7 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative
The U.S. Department Agriculture in collaboration with the Energy Department announced that up to $8.7 million in funding will be made available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.
Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs).
The 82nd Lessons Learned Quarterly Report (LLQR) features recently issued Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) revised draft guidance on considering greenhouse gas emissions and climate change in NEPA reviews, and a new Executive Order that establishes a federal flood risk management standard to respond to climate change.
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Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unveils New Crowdsourcing Website for Building Technologies
As part of the Energy Department's efforts to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's homes and buildings, lower energy costs, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing, the Energy Department today launched the new Buildings Crowdsourcing Community website. Administered by the Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the new site will help technology innovators collect, share and evaluate input from customers and other stakeholders about next-generation building technologies.
In this course, FEMP Technical Lead Kurmit Rockwell offers in-depth instruction on energy savings performance contracting (ESPC), including primary concepts, timelines, authorizing legislation, and stakeholder roles and responsibilities, and discusses key documents and processes related to the five phases of the ESPC development process.
Closures at 29 West Coast marine ports in February 2015 due to a labor dispute have resulted in significant delays for certain goods entering the United States through those ports. DOE issued an enforcement policy not to seek civil penalties for violations of the energy and water conservation standards resulting from those delays under certain circumstances.
Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014
The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and San Isabel Electric Association (San Isabel) of Colorado as the 2014 WINDExchange Wind Cooperatives of the Year.
DOE Issues Request for Information for Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Completion Cleanup Project Post Fiscal Year 2016 Acquisition Planning
Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with specialized capabilities necessary to successfully perform all or a portion of the elements of scope for a potential upcoming competitive Environmental Management (EM) procurement(s) for legacy cleanup projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), hereafter referred to as “Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Completion Project – Post Fiscal Year 2016 Contract(s)” and to further determine whether or not all or a portion of the work can be set-aside for small and disadvantaged businesses.
DOE Announces Webinars on the Energy Department's Quadrennial Technology Review, SunShot Incubator Virtual Company Showcase, 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.
Energy Department Invests $10M Through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies
The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has selected 11 projects to receive up to $10M in funding in support of innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. The intention of these selections is to identify high-impact technologies that are not already addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or mainstream project portfolio.
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report in January 2015 on the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, “2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers,” is the first of its kind to provide publically available, open source documentation on the state of the advanced biorefinery landscape.
The Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) recently won a 2015 Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for developing an innovative process that uses heat and pressure to convert