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Energy Department Makes Up to $6 Million Available to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 11:34
November 18, 2016Energy Department Makes Up to $6 Million Available to Deploy Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy on Indian Lands

In support of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to strengthening partnerships with tribal nations and advancing tribal energy and economic development, the Energy Department today announced up to $6 million to deploy energy efficiency and clean energy on Indian land.

DOE Issues Request for Information for Oil and Gas Research & Development

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 16:16
November 17, 2016DOE Issues Request for Information for Oil and Gas Research & Development

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have issued a Request for Information (RFI) for input on critical gaps in oil and natural gas technology that must be addressed through scientific research.

DOE Laboratory Water Patents with a High Potential for Commercialization by the Private Sector

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 13:10
November 17, 2016DOE Laboratory Water Patents with a High Potential for Commercialization by the Private Sector

The Department of Energy (DOE) has been continuously engaged in the energy-water nexus since issuing The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenge and Opportunities in 2014. This factsheet contains a selection of patents from DOE’s National Laboratories that align with the energy-water initiative and have high potential for commercialization.

DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:00
November 17, 2016DOE Announces Webinars on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing and Accessing Incentives

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.

Upcoming Webinars November 17:  Live Webinar on Current Practices in Efficiency Financing

Webinar Sponsor:  Weatherization and Intergovernmental Affairs

Energy Department Highlights Top Three Hydrogen and Fuel Cell States with More Focus on Domestic Manufacturing

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 10:30
November 17, 2016Energy Department Highlights Top Three Hydrogen and Fuel Cell States with More Focus on Domestic Manufacturing

The Energy Department's (DOE's) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has announced the top three states in hydrogen and fuel cell industry activities while now seeking stakeholder feedback to improve standardized manufacturing in the industry.

Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 14:00
November 16, 2016Energy Department Announces Partnerships Under New Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to Develop More Sustainable Communities

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts Accelerator to move the building market toward adopting sustainable practices to help districts achieve zero energy use in buildings.

AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize: CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America Named Runners-Up in $2.25 Million Prize Challenge

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:07
November 16, 2016AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize: CalWave Power Technologies and Waveswing America Named Runners-Up in $2.25 Million Prize Challenge

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize – which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.

AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 12:07
November 16, 2016AquaHarmonics Wins the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Prize

Today the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced AquaHarmonics as the winner of the Wave Energy Prize – which comes with a $1.5 million grand prize.

DOE Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards, Includes Argonne Fuel Cell Catalyst Project

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 11:10
November 15, 2016DOE Projects Win 32 R&D 100 Awards, Includes Argonne Fuel Cell Catalyst Project

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) researchers have won 32 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine, including a project from Argonne National Laboratory focused on fuel cell catalysts. DOE also received a special recognition award for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Morocco for Solar Decathlon Africa Competition in 2019

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 20:17
November 14, 2016Energy Department Secretary Ernest Moniz Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Morocco for Solar Decathlon Africa Competition in 2019

Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz and Minister Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water, and Environment (MEMEE) and Director Badr Ikken of the Research Institute in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Africa competition in 2019.

Energy Department Announces More than 90% Achievement of 2020 SunShot Goal, Sets Sights on 2030 Affordability Targets

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:00
November 14, 2016Energy Department Announces More than 90% Achievement of 2020 SunShot Goal, Sets Sights on 2030 Affordability Targets

The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a commitment for its SunShot Initiative to cut the cost of solar-generated electricity by 50% between 2020 and 2030.

Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 10:21
November 14, 2016Mission Innovation Ministers Gather at COP22 for Public Event

Ministers Welcome New Members, Announce Technology Innovation Challenges

FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 17:43
November 11, 2016FEMP First Thursday Seminar Covers Electric Vehicle Charging Requirements

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present Electric Vehicle Charging for Employee Vehicles and Agency Fleets, a new First Thursday Seminar on January 5, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 14:41
November 11, 2016Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel's Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy, and Water Resources (MIEW), along with the Israel Innovation Authority, announced $4 million for five newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program.

Building Technologies Recognized in Innovation Awards

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:19
November 10, 2016Building Technologies Recognized in Innovation Awards

Last week, four buildings projects supported by BTO or BTO key staff won R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advances in science and technology at the annual R&D 100 Conference. The awards, known as the “Oscars of Invention,” honor innovative breakthroughs in materials science, biomedicine, consumer products and more from academia, industry and government-sponsored research agencies.

Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 17:14
November 10, 2016Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Selected Clean Energy projects will receive $4 million through Binational Industrial Research and Development program.

Energy Department Announces Agreement to Sell Depleted Uranium to be Enriched for Civil Nuclear Power

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 15:29
November 10, 2016Energy Department Announces Agreement to Sell Depleted Uranium to be Enriched for Civil Nuclear Power

GE-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment Evaluating Construction of $1 Billion Facility for Enrichment Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Western Kentucky

A New Tool for Lighting Designers and Specifiers

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 12:17
November 10, 2016A New Tool for Lighting Designers and Specifiers

The U.S. Department of Energy's LED Lighting Facts® program has released a new tool for lighting designers and specifiers. The LED Lighting Facts Specification Tool provides a customized platform to search and filter products from the extensive LED Lighting Facts database – which now includes more than 54,000 LED lighting products from over 1,400 manufacturers – and manage lighting projects.

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review to Be Held December 7-9, 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:43
November 10, 2016Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Peer Review to Be Held December 7-9, 2016

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) will hold a peer review of its Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program research and development projects on December 7-9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders.