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Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 17:37
March 5, 2014Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Commercial Building Technologies and Unveils New Commercial Buildings 101 Video

The Energy Department today announced a $10 million funding opportunity to help demonstrate and deploy energy efficiency technologies for commercial buildings, including projects that will bring next generation building systems and components to a broader market faster – helping to save building owners and businesses money by saving energy.

Submit a Public Comment on The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) External Merit Review Meeting Summary

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:01
March 5, 2014Submit a Public Comment on The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) External Merit Review Meeting Summary

The Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) Initiative within the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is a multi-year DOE research initiative targeting significant reductions in the cost of wind energy.

FY 2015 Budget Request Now Available

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:49
March 4, 2014FY 2015 Budget Request Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s FY 2015 Budget Request is now available. The FY 2015 Request supports the Administration's all-of-the-above strategy and emphasizes priorities that increase electric grid resilience, including managing risks, increasing system flexibility and robustness, increasing visualization and situational awareness, and deploying advanced control capabilities.

President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:25
March 4, 2014President Requests $711.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2015 budget seeks $711.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies. The request includes $475.5 million for Fossil Energy Research and Development, $205.0 million for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, $1.6 million for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve and $19.95 million for the Naval Petroleum Reserves.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening in Emerging Technologies Program

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:54
March 3, 2014Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening in Emerging Technologies Program

The Building Technologies Office is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for its Emerging Technologies program in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is part of the Department of Energy’s EERE Science and Technology Policy (STP) Fellowships program

USDA Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Alaska Natives

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 16:28
February 28, 2014USDA Grant Program Creates Opportunities for Alaska Natives

State USDA Rural Development Office announces FY14 Rural Business Enterprise Grants; submission deadline is April 10.

Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:06
February 28, 2014Smart Meter Investments Yield Positive Results in Maine

Central Maine Power’s (CMP) SGIG project has produced innovations in customer services, improvements in business operations, and lessons‐learned that will be used for guiding future smart grid projects. Because of the positive results so far, CMP is planning follow‐on smart grid investments.

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on Resumption of Transient Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials at Idaho National Laboratory

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
February 28, 2014DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment on Resumption of Transient Testing of Nuclear Fuels and Materials at Idaho National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that resuming transient testing of nuclear fuels and materials at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) will not have a significant impact on the environment and is an important tool for advancing safe, economical, low carbon nuclear energy.

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
February 28, 2014DOE Issues Draft RFP for Hanford Site Lab Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP), 100 percent set-aside for small businesses, for the operation and performance of analytical and testing services at the DOE Hanford 222-S Lab.

DOE awards contract to small business for mercury project at Y-12

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 13:00
February 28, 2014DOE awards contract to small business for mercury project at Y-12

OREM awarded a task order to Strata-G, a Knoxville-based small business, to collect data and perform characterization at Outfall 200, the proposed site for the mercury water treatment facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex.

DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, and More

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 17:48
February 27, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, 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.

Energy Department Announces Outdoor Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 15:02
February 27, 2014Energy Department Announces Outdoor Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

The 2013 Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Design Competition outdoor lighting category winners were announced Wednesday night at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California. The competition, sponsored by the Energy Department, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers, was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) commercial lighting fixtures, or “luminaires.”

Registration Starts Soon for Hanford’s Two Annual Public Tour Programs - Visitors Can Register for Tours Focused on Cleanup or History

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:00
February 27, 2014Registration Starts Soon for Hanford’s Two Annual Public Tour Programs - Visitors Can Register for Tours Focused on Cleanup or History

RICHLAND, Wash. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will open online registration for both of its public tour programs in early March. The Hanford Site public tours focus on environmental cleanup while the B Reactor tours focus on Hanford’s role in the top secret Manhattan Project during World War II.

March and April PSERC Webinars on CERTS Research

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 17:00
February 26, 2014March and April PSERC Webinars on CERTS Research

The Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free, public webinar series based on past and ongoing research coordinated by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) with funding provided by the Department of Energy. The webinars began in January and will run through April 2014; March and April and February information is now available.

AMO Announces Funding Opportunity for Low-Cost, Energy Efficient Manufacturing and Recycling of Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 14:35
February 26, 2014AMO Announces Funding Opportunity for Low-Cost, Energy Efficient Manufacturing and Recycling of Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

A new Advanced Composite Manufacturing Institute, one of six National Network for Manufacturing Innovation Institutes to launch in 2014, will receive up to $70 million over five years in Energy Department funding. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous carbon and glass fiber composites, primarily. These composite materials are based on thermoset or thermoplastic resins with superior strength and stiffness-to-weight ratios relative to other materials.

President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 19:22
February 25, 2014President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

A Detroit-area based consortium of 60 companies, nonprofits, and universities and a Chicago based consortium of 73 companies, nonprofits, and universities are partnering with the federal government to launch two new manufacturing innovation hubs. The first new manufacturing innovation institute competition this year is launching today, one of four the Administration has committed to launching this year.

ARPA-E Projects Attract More Than $625 Million in Private Funding

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:35
February 25, 2014ARPA-E Projects Attract More Than $625 Million in Private Funding

At the 5th ARPA-E Summit, Private-sector Funding, Start-up Companies, and Public Partnerships Highlighted