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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.

New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:32
January 28, 2015New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production.

Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:00
January 27, 2015Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership.

Introducing the Attachments Energy Ratings Council

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:42
January 26, 2015Introducing the Attachments Energy Ratings Council

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the Attachments Energy Ratings Council (AERC).

Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, January 2015

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:00
January 26, 2015Advanced Manufacturing Office Update, January 2015

January 2015 Update from the Advanced Manufacturing Office

New Membrane Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Scale Test

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 09:14
January 26, 2015New Membrane Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Scale Test

A promising new technology sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for economically capturing 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from a coal-burning power plant has begun pilot-scale testing.

New Online Tool Expands Analysis of Biofuels’ Water Impact

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:25
January 23, 2015New Online Tool Expands Analysis of Biofuels’ Water Impact

Last week, Argonne National Laboratory released a new version of the Water Assessment for Transportation Energy Resources (WATER) online tool. As with the previous two versions, WATER 3.0 quantifies the water footprint of various biofuel pathways, providing details of the water consumption required for the production of biofuels.

Energy Department creates Jobs Strategy Council to Focus on Job Growth in Energy Economy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:02
January 23, 2015Energy Department creates Jobs Strategy Council to Focus on Job Growth in Energy Economy

Today, Secretary Moniz announced the creation of the Jobs Strategy Council (JSC), an initiative focused on accelerating job growth in American-made clean energy sources while implementing the President’s Climate Action Plan, during a roundtable with the business leaders of Energy Intensive, Trade Exposed industries and their unions, the United Steelworkers, the United Autoworkers, the Machinists, the IUE-CWA, and the AFL-CIO.

EERE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations FOA

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:09
January 23, 2015EERE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations FOA

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) posted a Notice of Intent (NOI), on behalf of the Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development, and Demonstrations." The FOA will offer up to $35 million, subject to appropriations, to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications.

Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:59
January 22, 2015Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.

DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, and More

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:32
January 22, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, 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.

FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:56
January 21, 2015FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on Renewable Energy Technology Applications for federal sites.

SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:34
January 21, 2015SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including projects focusing on non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen.

Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:00
January 20, 2015Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.

Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:00
January 20, 2015Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to Mississippi State University, Institute for Clean Energy Technology (MSU-ICET), to continue research efforts in the evaluation of High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA) and other technologies to enhance nuclear safety in the defense waste complex. The total value of the cooperative agreement over five years is $5 million. The project period of the cooperative agreement will be from January 20, 2015 through January 19, 2020.

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:00
January 16, 2015DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. While previous reports in the CALiPER retail lamps series have focused on basic performance parameters, such as lumen output, efficacy, and color quality, the new report – CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.1 – focuses on the dimming, power quality, and flicker characteristics of a subset of 14 LED A lamps from CALiPER Retails Lamps Study 3, as controlled by four different retail-available dimmers.

3D Printing a Classic

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 17:02
January 15, 20153D Printing a Classic

The team from the Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility is at the Detroit Auto Show this week to display their latest accomplishment: a 3D-printed, electric-motor driven, Shelby Cobra.

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 15:20
January 15, 2015Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States.

DOE Announces Webinars on On-Bill Financing, Design Conditions for the Hurricane Metocean Environment, and More

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 17:32
December 31, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on On-Bill Financing, Design Conditions for the Hurricane Metocean Environment, 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.