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Upcoming Webinar on EERE's FY16 Budget for Sustainable Transportation

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

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

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.

RESCHEDULED: Webinar on Material Handling Fuel Cells for Building Electric Peak Shaving Applications

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 12:04
February 17, 2015RESCHEDULED: Webinar on Material Handling Fuel Cells for Building Electric Peak Shaving Applications

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Material Handling Fuel Cells for Building Electric Peak Shaving Applications".

Statement from Secretary Moniz on Dr. Fatih Birol's Confirmation as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 18:10
February 13, 2015Statement from Secretary Moniz on Dr. Fatih Birol's Confirmation as Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Today, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz made the following statement regarding Dr. Fatih Birol's confirmation to be the next Executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA):

Energy Department Announces Second Round of National Strategy for the Arctic Region Meetings

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 17:38
February 13, 2015Energy Department Announces Second Round of National Strategy for the Arctic Region Meetings

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing the second round of tribal consultations and stakeholder outreach meetings on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region (NSAR), 10-Year Plan to accelerate renewable energy deployment in the Arctic Region.

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Discusses Importance of Public-Private Partnerships at White House Cybersecurity Summit

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 16:02
February 13, 2015Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Discusses Importance of Public-Private Partnerships at White House Cybersecurity Summit

Today, Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall participated in a panel discussion on the “Public-Private Collaboration on Cybersecurity” as part of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection keynoted by President Obama.

Department of Energy Cites the University of California and Pacific Data Electric, Inc., for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:56
February 13, 2015Department of Energy Cites the University of California and Pacific Data Electric, Inc., for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to the University of California (UC) and Pacific Data Electric, Inc. (PDE) for violations of DOE worker safety and health requirements. Worker safety is a priority for the Department, and DOE’s enforcement program supports this priority by holding contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:00
February 13, 2015Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering with the Department’s SunShot Initiative to train 200 transitioning military service members during the pilot period for employment opportunities in the rapidly growing U.S. solar energy industry. Training courses will also begin at Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk this spring.

Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:00
February 13, 2015Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering with the Department’s SunShot Initiative to train 200 transitioning military service members during the pilot period for employment opportunities in the rapidly growing U.S. solar energy industry. Training courses will also begin at Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk this spring.

DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:15
February 13, 2015DOE Launches Emergency Response Hydrogen Training Resource

The Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office announces the launch of a new, free, online national hydrogen safety training resource for emergency responders that provides a single repository of credible and reliable information related to hydrogen and fuel cells that is current and accurate and eliminates duplicative efforts among various training programs.

AMO Industry Day Workshop, February 25th, Targets Smart Manufacturing FOA

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:40
February 12, 2015AMO Industry Day Workshop, February 25th, Targets Smart Manufacturing FOA

AMO will host an Industry Day workshop to explain the concept, vision, and technology needs associated with support for a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA.

DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, and More

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:34
February 12, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, 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.

Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:30
February 12, 2015Energy Department, Arizona Utilities Announce Transmission Infrastructure Project Energization

Today, the Department of Energy’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) and a group of Arizona utilities celebrated the energizing of a new transmission infrastructure project that will serve the state’s growing electrical energy needs, attract renewable energy development to the area, and strengthen the transmission system in the Southwestern United States.

New Request for Information on Strategy to Advance the Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Industry

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 15:00
February 12, 2015New Request for Information on Strategy to Advance the Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Industry

The Energy Department’s Water Power Program is seeking feedback from the MHK industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Program’s activities and priorities in MHK.

Tribal Leader Forum on Climate Preparedness and Resiliency to be Held on March 4; RSVP by Feb. 23

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:01
February 12, 2015Tribal Leader Forum on Climate Preparedness and Resiliency to be Held on March 4; RSVP by Feb. 23

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting the 10th in a series of planned strategic energy development forums for tribal leaders and interested staff on “Tribal Energy Systems: Climate Preparedness and Resiliency.”

Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Inspire Collegiate Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:00
February 11, 2015Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Inspire Collegiate Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million in available funding for the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP), which aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs. This funding opportunity will support the commercialization of promising technologies for sectors such as solar and wind that reduce carbon pollution and grow the clean energy economy.

Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:30
February 11, 2015Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions

U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:53
February 9, 2015U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center Receives eLearning Award

The U.S. Department of Energy National Training Center (NTC) won a prestigious eLearning award at the recent eLearning Guild DevLearn 2014 Conference and Expo, the leading training and learning event in North America focused on learning technologies. The eLearning DemoFest, a collective eLearning showcase where conference participants present their latest projects, is a highlight of the conference. The DemoFest competition, held October 30th, featured 81 project demonstrations from around the world, including six NTC courses—Workplace Violence Awareness Briefing, Roles and Responsibilities for Key HRP Officials, Personnel Security Processing, Special Access Programs, Engagement Simulation Systems Demo, and Unusual Behavior. Of the many excellent submissions, the NTC’s Workplace Violence Awareness Briefing entry won the award for Best Immersive/Simulation.

ARPA-E Announces Start-up Companies, Strategic Partnerships and Private Sector Funding at 2015 Innovation Summit

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:30
February 9, 2015ARPA-E Announces Start-up Companies, Strategic Partnerships and Private Sector Funding at 2015 Innovation Summit

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today highlighted that many of its innovative projects are making significant technical and commercial progress towards ensuring America’s economic and energy security.