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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

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 - 08:00
February 25, 2014President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

The President announces new steps in partnership with the private sector to boost advanced manufacturing, strengthen our capabilities for defense, and attract the types of high-quality jobs that a growing middle class requires.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:46
February 24, 2014Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market

In support President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critical underground reservoir properties as they change over time.

DOE Office of Indian Energy to Sponsor Energy Forum at RES 2014

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:14
February 20, 2014DOE Office of Indian Energy to Sponsor Energy Forum at RES 2014

The DOE Office of Indian Energy is sponsoring an energy forum during the National Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2014 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Part of DOE's silver-level sponsorship of RES 2014, the forum will take place on March 17, 2014, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and will feature the following roundtable sessions:

ANA Announces FY14 Funding Opportunities for Tribes

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:02
February 20, 2014ANA Announces FY14 Funding Opportunities for Tribes

The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans (ANA) has announced the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding opportunities. Applications are due April 15, 2014.

Competitively selected awards will fund projects focused in the following areas:

DOE Announces Webinars on Strategic Energy Planning, the Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems, and More

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:22
February 20, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Strategic Energy Planning, the Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems, 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 $3 Million to Lower Cost of Geothermal Energy and Boost U.S. Supply of Critical Materials

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:58
February 14, 2014Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Lower Cost of Geothermal Energy and Boost U.S. Supply of Critical Materials

The Energy Department today announced $3 million for research and development to help grow U.S. low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources and support a domestic supply of critical materials, such as lithium carbonate and rare earth elements.

1,153-ton Waste Vault Removed from 300 Area - Vault held waste tanks with contamination from Hanford’s former laboratory facilities

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 13:00
February 14, 20141,153-ton Waste Vault Removed from 300 Area - Vault held waste tanks with contamination from Hanford’s former laboratory facilities

Today, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Richland Operations Office announced the removal of a massive concrete vault that once held two 15,000-gallon stainless steel tanks used to collect highly contaminated waste from Hanford’s 300 Area laboratories as part of the River Corridor Closure project.

Energy Department Announces Student Teams, Location for Solar Decathlon 2015

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 14:00
February 13, 2014Energy Department Announces Student Teams, Location for Solar Decathlon 2015

At an event today in Irvine, Calif., U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will announce the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveil the competition’s location.

Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Project

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 06:00
February 13, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Project

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will participate today in the opening of the Ivanpah Solar Energy Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power (CSP) plant.

Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at the Opening Ceremony for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System -- As Prepared for Delivery

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:50
February 13, 2014Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at the Opening Ceremony for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System -- As Prepared for Delivery

Tomorrow, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will travel to Ivanpah Dry Lake, California, to dedicate the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant. Secretary Moniz will deliver the keynote address at the dedication event.

DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Forecasting Metrics, the DOE Wind Vision, and More

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 20:38
February 12, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Forecasting Metrics, the DOE Wind Vision, 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.

Energy Department Broadens Public-Private Initiative to Help More Organizations Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Capabilities

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:28
February 12, 2014Energy Department Broadens Public-Private Initiative to Help More Organizations Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Capabilities

The Department of Energy announces new versions of the Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), which help organizations assess their own cybersecurity capabilities and identify steps to help strengthen their defenses.

DOE Awards Task Order for Disposal of Los Alamos National Lab Waste

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 13:00
February 12, 2014DOE Awards Task Order for Disposal of Los Alamos National Lab Waste

The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a task order in support of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Waste Project to Waste Control Specialists (WCS) of Andrews, Texas under the Environmental Management (EM) Low-Level and Mixed Low-Level Waste Disposal Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Master Contract.