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New Training Tool Broadens Pool of Home Energy Score Assessors

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 14:00
February 5, 2015New Training Tool Broadens Pool of Home Energy Score Assessors

Today, DOE announced the release of the Home Energy Score Simulation Training, a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted training and testing to individuals interested in providing the Home Energy Score – a standard energy efficiency assessment and score generated only by qualifying professionals.

DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 13:00
February 5, 2015DOE to Host Three Alaska Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development Workshops in March

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is offering a series of regional interactive workshops designed to provide Alaska Native leaders and their staffs with the information and guidance needed to navigate the complexities of developing and implementing energy projects.

New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:55
February 5, 2015New Executive Order Establishes a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

President Obama signed Executive Order (E.O.) 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input, on January 30, 2015.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, and More

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 09:51
February 5, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines Projects

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 13:27
February 4, 2015Notice of Intent: Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Next Generation of Electric Machines Projects

The Advanced Manufacturing Office intends to issue a new funding opportunity for work to develop Next Generation of Electric Machines (NGEM). NGEMs combine high power density, high RPM motors with integrated power electronics.

Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:03
February 4, 2015Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Canada announced today they intend to collaborate in field tests to validate advanced monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies for underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Watch Energy Secretary Moniz Test Drive the Toyota Mirai

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:01
February 3, 2015Watch Energy Secretary Moniz Test Drive the Toyota Mirai

The Energy Department posted a video of ‪Secretary Ernest Moniz driving the Toyota Mirai, the first fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for sale in the United States.

Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Highlights a Top Budget Priority in Texas

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 14:45
February 3, 2015Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Highlights a Top Budget Priority in Texas

Today, Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall traveled to Amarillo, Texas to visit the Pantex Plant, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site charged with maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile, a critical component of President Obama’s National Security Strategy.

FY 2016 Budget Request Now Available

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 17:34
February 2, 2015FY 2016 Budget Request Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s FY 2016 Budget Request is now available. The FY 2016 request reflects the Administration’s priority on modernizing the electric grid and boosting the resilience of infrastructure.

President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:19
February 2, 2015President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. petroleum supplies.

Energy Department Presents FY16 Budget Request

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 16:15
February 2, 2015Energy Department Presents FY16 Budget Request

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz detailed President Barack Obama’s $30 billion Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Energy Department.

Department of Energy Cites Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Violations

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:14
January 30, 2015Department of Energy Cites Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Fluor B&W Portsmouth (FBP) for violations of the DOE’s nuclear safety and radiation protection regulations, and has proposed a $243,750 civil penalty.

Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:07
January 30, 2015Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

Funding to Drive Solar Technology Innovation, Help Communities Boost Deployment

Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00
January 30, 2015Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield

Today, the Energy Department finalized the sale of the historic Teapot Dome Oilfield located 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming to Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Allegheny Capital Corporation.

Energy Department Announces Five Year Renewal of Funding for First Energy Innovation Hub

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:57
January 30, 2015Energy Department Announces Five Year Renewal of Funding for First Energy Innovation Hub

– In support of the President’s call during his State of the Union Address to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today it would renew funding, subject to congressional appropriations, for the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an Energy Innovation Hub established in 2010 to develop advanced computing capabilities that serve as a virtual version of existing, operating nuclear reactors.

St. Gobain Innovation Competition for Start-Ups

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:34
January 29, 2015St. Gobain Innovation Competition for Start-Ups

The Saint-Gobain NOVA Innovation Competition rewards start-ups offering the most innovative solutions in the field of habitat, sustainable products, advanced materials, renewable energy sources and high-efficiency building solutions.

DOE Names Oak Ridge Cleanup Manager

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:45
January 29, 2015DOE Names Oak Ridge Cleanup Manager

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the selection of Sue Cange as the manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM). Previously, Cange served as the acting manager of EM’s Oak Ridge Office since May 2014, and she has served as the deputy manager since March 2011.

New Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit 70 Million Square Feet, $1.7 Billion

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:40
January 29, 2015New Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit 70 Million Square Feet, $1.7 Billion

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced today that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next ten years.

Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:22
January 29, 2015Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation today.

Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:39
January 28, 2015Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships

When the University of Rochester’s student team won first place in the 2013 DOE National Geothermal Student Competition, they earned two scholarship awards that were presented to the University of Rochester in 2014.