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Batteries from Brine

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:59
March 31, 2014Batteries from Brine

Low-temp geothermal technologies are meeting a growing demand for strategic materials in clean manufacturing.

SunShot Summit to be Featured in May 7th #SolarChat

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:39
March 28, 2014SunShot Summit to be Featured in May 7th #SolarChat

Did you know that more than half of all solar cell efficiency records have been directly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)?

Only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative, the solar industry is already more than 60% of the way to achieving SunShot’s aggressive cost targets –$0.06 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for utility-scale PV solar electricity by 2020. Today, solar-generated electricity is now cost-competitive with traditional energy sources in several states, and costs continue to fall. So what’s next?

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Administration's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:28
March 28, 2014A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Administration's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

“The Interagency Methane Strategy is a critical part of the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Department of Energy will play an integral, active part of these efforts. The Department is already engaged in several efforts to help reduce methane emissions from energy systems, in the U.S. and internationally. 

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Two National Laboratories

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:15
March 27, 2014A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Two National Laboratories

This week, two of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories welcomed new directors -– Peter Littlewood to Argonne National Laboratory and Bill Goldstein to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, and More

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:12
March 27, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, Engaging Building Occupants to Reduce Energy Use, 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. View this week's webinars.

DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Support to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:00
March 27, 2014DOE Awards Small Business Contract for Support to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order to Southwestern Public Service Company, of Amarillo, TX to supply on a daily basis the required quantity of electric energy required for the customer’s operation at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) facilities pursuant to the terms of the areawide contract.

New Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:32
March 26, 2014New Webinar Series to Address Climate Change Impacts in Indian Country

On Thursday, April 3, the White House and eight federal agencies will launch a four-part webinar series focused on evaluating, assessing, and mitigating the impacts of climate change on U.S. tribal communities.

April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:12
March 26, 2014April 2 Webinar to Introduce Five-Step Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Attend this webinar to learn about the five key steps to successful tribal energy project development.

Teaming Partner List Available for the Innovative Composites Institute FOA

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34
March 26, 2014Teaming Partner List Available for the Innovative Composites Institute FOA

AMO is compiling a Teaming Partner List to facilitate the formation of new project teams for the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Institute. This opportunity is focused on low-cost, energy efficient manufacturing and recycling of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites. See the FOA for instructions on how to be added to the Teaming Partner List. Slides and a transcript of an informational webinar on the FOA are now available.

Small Businesses Receive $2 Million to Advance HVAC Technologies

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 17:55
March 24, 2014Small Businesses Receive $2 Million to Advance HVAC Technologies

Sheetak is using its innovative solid-state heat pump technology to develop a new generation of water heaters. This thin film, thermoelectric technology has the potential to significantly reduce the electrical energy consumed in water heating—without affecting the cost. Xergy is transforming heat pump technology with its electrochemical compressor, which uses water as the working fluid, rather than a refrigerant, which contributes to climate change.

SunShot Announces Speakers for 2014 Summit

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 15:01
March 24, 2014SunShot Announces Speakers for 2014 Summit

Preparations from the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review are well underway, and the SunShot team is busy lining up top-notch speakers, compelling panel sessions, and thoughtful discussions about the future of both the SunShot Initiative and of the solar industry. Check out some of our headlining speakers, and stay tuned for more agenda updates in the coming weeks.

Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector - New SEE Action Publication

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:56
March 24, 2014Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector - New SEE Action Publication

The SEE Action report "Industrial Energy Efficiency: Designing Effective State Programs for the Industrial Sector" provides state regulators, utilities, and other program administrators with an overview of U.S. industrial energy efficiency programs delivered by a variety of entities. The report assesses some of the key features of programs that have helped lead to success in generating increased energy savings and identifies new emerging directions in programs that might benefit from additional research and cross-discussion to promote adoption.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:27
March 24, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS)

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Competitive Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Demonstrations at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS).”

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Water Power Manufacturing

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:00
March 24, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Water Power Manufacturing

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Water Power Manufacturing.”

Energy Department Authorizes Jordan Cove to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:58
March 24, 2014Energy Department Authorizes Jordan Cove to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 13:49
March 21, 2014DOE Evaluates Environmental Impacts of Uranium Mining on Government Land in Western Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) is available to the public.

U.S. and Mozambique Hold Bilateral Discussions on Prosperous and Sustainable Energy Future

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:00
March 21, 2014U.S. and Mozambique Hold Bilateral Discussions on Prosperous and Sustainable Energy Future

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met with Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources Esperanḉa Bias and Vice Minister of Energy Jaime Himede.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, and More

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 09:21
March 21, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Wave Energy Converter Prize, the Best of the Clean Cities Tools and Resources, 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. View this week's webinars.

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:05
March 21, 2014Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Marine and Hydrokinetic Development University Consortium

On March 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity titled “Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development University Consortium.”