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Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:08
May 26, 2015Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data.

North American Energy Ministers Establish a Working Group on Climate Change and Energy

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:25
May 25, 2015North American Energy Ministers Establish a Working Group on Climate Change and Energy

The Honorable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources; Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy; and Ernest J. Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, today announced the establishment of a North American Energy Ministers’ Working Group on Climate Change and Energy.

May 27 Webinar Will Explore Models and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Project Potential

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:34
May 21, 2015May 27 Webinar Will Explore Models and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Project Potential

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Models and Tools for Evaluating Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

DOE Resources Help Measure Building Energy Benchmarking Policy & Program Effectiveness

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 14:43
May 21, 2015DOE Resources Help Measure Building Energy Benchmarking Policy & Program Effectiveness

The DOE Benchmarking & Transparency Policy and Program Impact Evaluation Handbook provides cost-effective, standardized analytic methods for determining gross and net energy reduction, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation, job creation and economic growth impacts.

Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:32
May 21, 2015Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

Secretary Moniz announced the 2014 winners of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Awards, nine mid-career scientists who have already made substantial contributions to their fields and the nation.

SunShot Announces Solar Start-Up Winners of Catalyst Demo Day

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 09:30
May 21, 2015SunShot Announces Solar Start-Up Winners of Catalyst Demo Day

The Energy Department today announced the five winners of the first round of the SunShot Catalyst prize competition, which were chosen out of 17 finalist start-ups that demonstrated their solar energy software solutions before a packed house and a panel of judges in San Francisco on May 14.

DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Affordability and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Efficiency

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:45
May 20, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Affordability and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Efficiency

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.

FEMP Seeking Public Comment on Draft M&V Guidelines

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:03
May 20, 2015FEMP Seeking Public Comment on Draft M&V Guidelines

FEMP is continuing its request for public comments on the Draft M&V Guidelines: Measurement and Verification for Performance-Based Contracts (Version 4.0).

AMO Announces Successful Completion of Industrial-Scale Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:00
May 20, 2015AMO Announces Successful Completion of Industrial-Scale Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power System

AMO recently joined with FuelCell Energy of Danbury, CT to celebrate the completion of their successful partnership project at their Torrington, CT manufacturing plant. In addition to the generation of heat and power exceeding 75% efficiency, this unique CHP system also provides a stream of high purity hydrogen for use in manufacturing operations.

Christopher Clark Deschene Announced as DOE Office of Indian Energy Director

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 17:38
May 19, 2015Christopher Clark Deschene Announced as DOE Office of Indian Energy Director

On May 18, 2015, Christopher Clark Deschene joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as Director of the Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs.

Energy Department Releases Report, Evaluates Potential for Wind Power in All 50 States

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:38
May 19, 2015Energy Department Releases Report, Evaluates Potential for Wind Power in All 50 States

New report shows how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment through next-generation turbines.

Research Call Issued for Design Support Tool for Remote Microgrids

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:54
May 18, 2015Research Call Issued for Design Support Tool for Remote Microgrids

DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, on behalf of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, has issued a research call for proposals for a “Design Support Tool for Remote Off-grid Microgrids” which facilitates the design of microgrids that encompass mixes of generation assets and load profiles typical of remote communities. In addition, the tool must be capable of conducting such analyses as may be necessary to validate that corresponding design parameters, planned operational performance, and expected benefits of microgrids can be achieved effectively and economically.

FEMP Offers New Training on Energy Management Basics

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 12:12
May 18, 2015FEMP Offers New Training on Energy Management Basics

The U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a live training course on June 24, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on Energy Management Basic Training: Tools and Resources for Results. This course provides federal personnel with a concise overview of federal energy management, and the most current tools and resources for success.

Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:10
May 14, 2015Facilitating the Development of Offshore Wind Energy in the United States

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the key challenges currently facing offshore wind energy and the Wind Program’s implementation of the Energy Department’s National Offshore Wind Strategy report released in 2011.

Reminder: Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:33
May 12, 2015Reminder: Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled “H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements” on Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will go over the technical testing specifications and testing plans that are now available for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, as well as answer questions.

Energy Department Authorizes Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00
May 12, 2015Energy Department Authorizes Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

This press release announces the final authorization for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Request for Information explores mineral recovery from geothermal fluids

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:01
May 12, 2015Request for Information explores mineral recovery from geothermal fluids

The DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking input on ideas that encourage geothermal development by exploring innovations in extracting critical materials found in geothermal brines. Geothermal fluids could be a key pathway for supplying a growing domestic demand for these materials, which are predominantly imported today.

DOE-Geothermal Data Repository

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:29
May 11, 2015DOE-Geothermal Data Repository

Geothermal energy hidden in the subsurface can be more effectively targeted through precise heatflow and temperature data. The Energy Department makes all data from DOE-funded projects available free online through the National Geothermal Data System.

3D Printed and Semiconductor Technology 'Mash-up'

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 16:11
May 7, 20153D Printed and Semiconductor Technology 'Mash-up'

What will you get if you put a 3D-printed inverter package with wide bandgap materials, together with the 3D-printed EV version of the Shelby Cobra “plug and play” laboratory-on-wheels? You’ll get innovation – innovation that will define even lighter, more powerful, and more efficient vehicles.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:00
May 7, 2015DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to IEI-PEC, JV, of Lincoln, Nebraska. IEI-PEC, JV is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Joint Venture under the SBA’s 8(a) Program.