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April 29 Webinar to Focus on Energy Efficient Housing and Integrating Renewable Energy Technology

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 14:36
April 24, 2015April 29 Webinar to Focus on Energy Efficient Housing and Integrating Renewable Energy Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Energy Efficiency, Zero Energy Ready Homes, and Off-grid Hybrid Power Generation Systems, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

Applications for START Clean Energy Project Development Technical Assistance Due May 1

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:44
April 23, 2015Applications for START Clean Energy Project Development Technical Assistance Due May 1

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is accepting applications for the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance. Through START, federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities can apply for and are selected to receive on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project development.

Energy Department Announces Winners of 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:30
April 23, 2015Energy Department Announces Winners of 2015 Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The Energy Department announced winners of its second annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition engaging university students to design zero energy-ready homes.

First QER Report Incorporates Tribal Input on U.S. Transmission System Updates

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 13:16
April 23, 2015First QER Report Incorporates Tribal Input on U.S. Transmission System Updates

The Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Report, issued in April 2015, makes recommendations pertaining to eight national energy objectives, including increasing the resilience, reliability, safety, and security of (TS&D) infrastructure; modernizing the electric grid; addressing environmental aspects of TS&D infrastructure; enhancing employment and workforce training; and siting and permitting of TS&D infrastructure.

DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Efficiency, Technologist in Residence Pilot, and More

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:35
April 23, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Efficiency, Technologist in Residence Pilot, 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.

DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Consumer Refrigeration Products

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 20:41
April 22, 2015DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Consumer Refrigeration Products

The Office of Enforcement recently resolved enforcement actions against seven companies that failed to submit required reports to certify that their refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and/or freezers comply with federal energy conservation standards.

In Milestone, Energy Department Projects Safely and Permanently Store 10 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:59
April 22, 2015In Milestone, Energy Department Projects Safely and Permanently Store 10 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Capture and Storage projects supported by the Department reached a milestone of 10 million tons of carbon dioxide.

Energy Department Invests Nearly $8 Million to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems for Buildings

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 15:30
April 21, 2015Energy Department Invests Nearly $8 Million to Develop Next-Generation HVAC Systems for Buildings

The Energy Department today announced nearly $8 million to advance research and development of next-generation heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies, supporting the Administration's goal of saving money by saving energy, and phasing down the use of chemicals that have a devastating effect on the global climate.

New Pilot Aims to Boost U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness and Impact of National Labs

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:50
April 21, 2015New Pilot Aims to Boost U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness and Impact of National Labs

Today, the Energy Department launched the $2 million Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness and enhance the commercial impact of its national laboratories.

Upcoming H2USA Workshop: Hydrogen Fueling Station Component Listings

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 13:04
April 21, 2015Upcoming H2USA Workshop: Hydrogen Fueling Station Component Listings

H2USA will host an online workshop about hydrogen fueling station component listings on April 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This workshop will focus on the need for components for hydrogen fueling stations to be listed by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs).

BETO-Funded Team Honored by the American Chemical Society

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:34
April 20, 2015BETO-Funded Team Honored by the American Chemical Society

Two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists were part of a team honored at the 249th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition on March 25, 2015. The team, which consisted of John Frye and Alan Zacher of PNNL and Todd Werpy of Archer Daniels Midland Company, received the ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry for creating a safe, commercial process for producing propylene glycol from renewable sources.

Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:46
April 16, 2015Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

Department of Energy awards more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science and engineering programs relevant to nuclear energy.

Energy Department Recognizes San Antonio Area Partners for Advancing Energy Efficiency

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:36
April 15, 2015Energy Department Recognizes San Antonio Area Partners for Advancing Energy Efficiency

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department will recognize San Antonio area partners today for their leadership in advancing energy efficiency. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) and Macy’s have committed to reducing their energy use by 20 percent across their entire respective building portfolios by 2020.

Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 13:08
April 14, 2015Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

The Energy Department today announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species.

Energy Department Recognizes Fort Worth for Leadership in Advancing Energy Efficiency

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:04
April 14, 2015Energy Department Recognizes Fort Worth for Leadership in Advancing Energy Efficiency

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department will acknowledge the city of Fort Worth today for its leadership in advancing energy efficiency.

Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:04
April 13, 2015Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 15:00
April 9, 2015DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to IEI-PEC, JV, of Lincoln, Nebraska. IEI-PEC, JV is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 Million over five years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.

Pennsylvania Manufacturing Plants Recognized as Leaders in Energy Management

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:33
April 9, 2015Pennsylvania Manufacturing Plants Recognized as Leaders in Energy Management

On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized four Pennsylvania manufacturing plants owned by Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics, Land O’Lakes, and Mack Trucks for their leadership in energy management by earning certification to Superior Energy Performance®.

Energy Department to Fund R&D to Advance Low-Impact Hydropower Technologies

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 13:27
April 9, 2015Energy Department to Fund R&D to Advance Low-Impact Hydropower Technologies

The Energy Department today announced $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems. This funding will help advance hydropower drivetrains, which transfer rotational energy from turbines to generators, and structural foundations that will minimize environmental impacts and reduce the lifetime costs associated with operating and maintaining new hydropower projects.