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DOE Releases Updated Directory of Potential Stakeholders

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 15:04
July 22, 2016DOE Releases Updated Directory of Potential Stakeholders

DOE Offices are encouraged to be inclusive in providing potentially interested parties with opportunities to review NEPA documents.  The Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA, updated in July, 2016, is primarily intended to supplement lists that Departmental Offices compile for individual projects or facilities.  It complements the EIS Distribution Guidance.

Energy Department Selects Argonne National Laboratory to Lead U.S. Consortium for New CERC Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Technical Track

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 14:00
July 22, 2016Energy Department Selects Argonne National Laboratory to Lead U.S. Consortium for New CERC Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Technical Track

The New Consortium of University, Private Sector and National Laboratory Partners will Advance Collaboration between the U.S. and China on Truck Efficiency Technologies

Energy Department and American Public Power Association Sign Agreement to Accelerate Growth of Electric Vehicle Market

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 13:47
July 22, 2016Energy Department and American Public Power Association Sign Agreement to Accelerate Growth of Electric Vehicle Market

Memorandum of Understanding will help increase education and awareness of the benefits of EVs to public power utilities and local officials

July 27 Webinar to Explore Tribal Project Development Path and Examples

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 09:28
July 22, 2016July 27 Webinar to Explore Tribal Project Development Path and Examples

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration, is pleased to present a webinar titled "Project Development for Long Term Tribal Energy" on Wednesday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. This webinar will introduce the project development framework the Office of Indian Energy developed to facilitate tribal energy projects, which includes five steps.

DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Remediation Services

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:00
July 21, 2016DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Deactivation and Remediation Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for deactivation and remediation services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP).

DOE Issues Sources Sought/Request for Information for Potential Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services Procurement(s)

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 14:00
July 21, 2016DOE Issues Sources Sought/Request for Information for Potential Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services Procurement(s)

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with specialized capabilities for the Environmental Management (EM) Portsmouth Paducah Project Office (PPPO) Technical Support Services procurement(s).

FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 1 Topics Announced: Includes Fuel Cell Catalysts and Hydrogen Delivery

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 13:22
July 21, 2016FY17 SBIR Phase I Release 1 Topics Announced: Includes Fuel Cell Catalysts and Hydrogen Delivery

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 topics, including two subtopics focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The fuel cell subtopic includes novel, durable supports for low-platinum group metal catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. The hydrogen delivery subtopic focuses on metal hydride materials for compression.

Notice of Intent: Wave Energy Test Facility Inside U.S. Waters

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:53
July 21, 2016Notice of Intent: Wave Energy Test Facility Inside U.S. Waters

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to construct a national wave energy test facility inside U.S. federal or state waters. To support the full-scale testing of MHK wave energy devices, up to $40 million in funding will be provided to fund development and construction activities for a grid-connected wave test facility capable of independently and simultaneously testing at least three wave energy devices.

FEMP Debuts New eTraining on Sustainable Acquisition for Federal Agencies

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 15:29
July 20, 2016FEMP Debuts New eTraining on Sustainable Acquisition for Federal Agencies

This online course was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Sustainability Support to provide staff involved in specifying and purchasing with a thorough introduction to compliance requirements, processes, and tools for procuring sustainable products and services. Learners receive specific guidance about how to meet executive order and Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements and how sustainable acquisition benefits their agencies and communities and the environment.

Webinar July 28: H2 @ Scale – A Potential Opportunity

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 13:14
July 20, 2016Webinar July 28: H2 @ Scale – A Potential Opportunity

The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled "H2 @ Scale – A Potential Opportunity" on Thursday, July 28 from 12 to 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). This presentation will focus on the role of hydrogen at the grid scale and the efforts of a large, national lab team assembled to evaluate the potential of hydrogen to play a critical role in our energy future.

FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:58
July 19, 2016FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Reposted from WhiteHouse.gov.

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement on “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources” Now Available

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:17
July 19, 2016Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement on “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources” Now Available

On July 19, 2016, DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources.” The Notice of Intent includes a request for potential applicants to provide feedback to a series of questions intended to refine the specific functional and technology applications within each of the anticipated FOA’s Topic Areas, along with their associated performance targets. The deadline for submitting responses to the NOI is August 10, 2016.

FACT SHEET: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES CLEAN ENERGY SAVINGS FOR ALL AMERICANS INITIATIVE

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:01
July 19, 2016FACT SHEET: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES CLEAN ENERGY SAVINGS FOR ALL AMERICANS INITIATIVE

Reposted from WhiteHouse.gov.

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

White House Launches Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:41
July 19, 2016White House Launches Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Today the White House announced the Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative, which aims to ensure that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change. Read the fact sheet here.

Energy Department Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE Financing Programs

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:30
July 19, 2016Energy Department Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE Financing Programs

As part of the Obama Administration's Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released best practice guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency, solar, and related improvements.

DOE to Invest $30 Million in Projects Developing Components for Advanced Turbine and Supercritical CO2-Based Power Cycles

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:57
July 19, 2016DOE to Invest $30 Million in Projects Developing Components for Advanced Turbine and Supercritical CO2-Based Power Cycles

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected six Phase II projects, to further develop innovative technologies for advanced gas turbine components and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles. The projects were selected from eleven projects that participated in Phase I that was recently completed by private sector companies.

Energy Department Awards $40 Million for Research to Support Waste Cleanup at DOE Nuclear Sites

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 13:00
July 18, 2016Energy Department Awards $40 Million for Research to Support Waste Cleanup at DOE Nuclear Sites

Four New Energy Frontier Research Centers Will Address Waste Challenge from Cold War-Era Weapons Production

Notice of Intent: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dams and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:39
July 11, 2016Notice of Intent: Innovative Technologies to Advance Non-Powered Dams and Pumped-Storage Hydropower Development

The Energy Department's Water Power Program intends to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for innovative technologies to advance non-powered dams and pumped-storage hydropower Development. This FOA supports the Water Power Program’s HydroNEXT initiative, the development of innovative technologies that lower cost, improve performance, and promote environmental stewardship of hydropower development across two resource classes: existing non-powered dams (NPD), and pumped storage hydropower (PSH).

Becoming SolSmart: Communities Strive for Solar Friendly Designation

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 14:16
July 11, 2016Becoming SolSmart: Communities Strive for Solar Friendly Designation

By adopting solar friendly practices, like streamlining the permitting process and providing online resources for local solar development, communities position themselves for greater solar investment opportunities. A new SunShot funded program called SolSmart aims to capitalize on this effort by recognizing communities who make it faster and easier to go solar.

2015 Mentor and Protege of the Year Awards

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:35
July 7, 20162015 Mentor and Protege of the Year Awards

U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) recently presented the DOE Mentor of the Year award to Los Alamos National Security, LLC, and the DOE Protégé of the Year award to RG Construction Services.