Syndicate content
Updated: 1 day 23 hours ago

FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Fiscal Year 2015 Government Performance Toward Energy and Sustainability Goals

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:03
July 6, 2016FEMP First Thursday Update Covers Fiscal Year 2015 Government Performance Toward Energy and Sustainability Goals

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Fiscal Year 2015 Government Performance Toward Energy and Sustainability Goals, a new First Thursday Update on August 4, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Performance and Durability and Hydrogen Storage Technologies

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:28
July 6, 2016Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Performance and Durability and Hydrogen Storage Technologies

Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. These selected projects will leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise to accelerate American innovation in advanced hydrogen storage and fuel cell performance and durability.

Energy Department To Fund Radiochemistry Traineeship Program

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 09:12
July 6, 2016Energy Department To Fund Radiochemistry Traineeship Program

The Energy Department's offices of Nuclear Energy (NE) and Environmental Management (EM) are co-funding a new traineeship program in radiochemistry at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman.

Discovery Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells: Nanoscale images by Berkeley Lab researchers yield surprise that could push efficiency to 31 percent

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 14:28
July 5, 2016Discovery Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells: Nanoscale images by Berkeley Lab researchers yield surprise that could push efficiency to 31 percent

Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a possible secret to dramatically boosting the efficiency of perovskite solar cells hidden in the nanoscale peaks and valleys of the crystalline material.

A New Report and Webinar on OLED Lighting Products

Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:48
July 5, 2016A New Report and Webinar on OLED Lighting Products

DOE has just released a market study on OLED lighting, entitled OLED Lighting Products: Capabilities, Challenges, Potential. A related webinar will be held on July 28 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.

DOE Grants Funds to Ohio EPA for Portsmouth Site Cleanup Oversight

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 12:00
July 1, 2016DOE Grants Funds to Ohio EPA for Portsmouth Site Cleanup Oversight

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today it has awarded a grant of approximately $3 million to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to support ongoing oversight and monitoring of the environmental cleanup at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Site in south central Ohio.

Townsite Cleanup Continues in Los Alamos Canyon

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:00
July 1, 2016Townsite Cleanup Continues in Los Alamos Canyon

LOS ALAMOS, N.M.,—The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) is moving forward with the removal of contaminated soil along the south-facing slopes of Los Alamos Canyon adjacent to the Los Alamos Townsite.

DOE Releases Request for Information for Y-12 National Security Complex Water Treatment Facility Construction

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:00
June 30, 2016DOE Releases Request for Information for Y-12 National Security Complex Water Treatment Facility Construction

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking to solicit input via capability statements from interested parties with the specialized capabilities necessary to meet the requirements of the Draft Statement of Work (SOW) for construction of a water treatment facility needed for mercury remediation at the Y-12 National Security Complex (Y-12), Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 15:00
June 30, 2016DOE Releases Final Request for Proposal for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for liquid waste services at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement to New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:00
June 29, 2016DOE Awards Cooperative Agreement to New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department

Carlsbad, NM --The Department of Energy’s Carlsbad Field Office today awarded a $6.8 million, five-year cooperative agreement to the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (NMEMNRD) for the coordination of activities with participating state agencies that ensure the safe transportation of transuranic waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).

DOE Renews Western Governors’ Association Cooperative Agreement

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 17:00
June 29, 2016DOE Renews Western Governors’ Association Cooperative Agreement

Carlsbad, NM - The Department of Energy ‘s Carlsbad Field Office today renewed the cooperative agreement with the Western Governors’ Association (WGA) by extending the project period five years to June 30, 2021.

Notice of Availability for Explanation of Significant Differences for the Rocky Flats Corrective Action Decision/Record of Decision Central Operable Unit

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:20
June 29, 2016Notice of Availability for Explanation of Significant Differences for the Rocky Flats Corrective Action Decision/Record of Decision Central Operable Unit

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) for review. The ESD describes change in the location of the treatment of the Mound Site Plume from the Mound Site Plume Treatment System to the East Trenches Site Plume Treatment System air stripper. The ESD provides website references to the site history and the selected remedy and information on the proposed adjustment to the remedy for changing the treatment location of the groundwater intercepted from the Mound Site Plume.

Department of Energy Savannah River Site 2015 Small Business Forum

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:00
June 29, 2016Department of Energy Savannah River Site 2015 Small Business Forum

The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, Savannah River Site and the Savannah River National Laboratory hosted a Small Business Forum on May 19, 2016. The purpose of the forum was to better recognize innovative technologies with the potential to improve operational performance and reduce costs for environmental cleanup.

DOE Awards Task Order for Litigation Support Services

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 13:00
June 29, 2016DOE Awards Task Order for Litigation Support Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a task order to TLI Solutions, Inc., a large business, from Arvada, CO for Litigation Support Services to support the Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) Office of Chief Counsel (OCC).

New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:56
June 29, 2016New CALiPER Snapshot on LED Downlights

DOE’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on LED downlights. Among the key findings of the new Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database: 

2016 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Annual Merit Review Proceedings Available

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 14:24
June 28, 20162016 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Annual Merit Review Proceedings Available

The Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting was held June 6–10, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Senator Byron L. Dorgan (ret.) and U.S. Department of Energy's Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, David Friedman, delivered remarks on Monday, June 6, followed by presentations by the Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the Vehicle Technologies Office.

DOE Awards $3.7 Million to Spur Investment in Commercial Energy Code Compliance

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:02
June 28, 2016DOE Awards $3.7 Million to Spur Investment in Commercial Energy Code Compliance

The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has selected three projects to receive a total of $3.7 million to study the effects of improving the implementation of commercial building energy codes.

OREM supports local program fostering the next generation of environmental stewards

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 08:45
June 28, 2016OREM supports local program fostering the next generation of environmental stewards

OREM and the Clinch River Environmental Studies Organization (CRESO) hosted media this morning for a “turtle hunt” of Tennessee’s state reptile, the Eastern Box Turtle. Today’s event is just one example of how community partnerships are having a real-world impact, enabling Anderson County middle and high school students to participate in and contribute to long-term ecological field studies that focus on the wildlife of East Tennessee.

Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in energy savings in first year; Green Lease Leaders add 1 billion square feet of commercial building space

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 12:49
June 27, 2016Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in energy savings in first year; Green Lease Leaders add 1 billion square feet of commercial building space

The Energy Department today announced the results of this year’s Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns. Through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working with interested landlords, tenants, and owners to adopt solutions that best meet the needs of their buildings for sustainable leasing and upgrades to indoor lighting.