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Energy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:37
div class=dateOctober 10, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-issues-green-building-certification-system-final-rule-support-0 class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Issues Green Building Certification System Final Rule to Support Increased Energy Measurement and Efficient Building Design /span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pSupporting the Obama Administration’s goal to reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment, the Energy Department is pursuing a suite of initiatives to strengthen federal energy management through increased focus on measurement of energy use in federal buildings and energy efficient building design./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Improved Next Generation HVAC Systems

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:07
div class=dateOctober 10, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-funding-develop-improved-next-generation-hvac-systems class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces Funding to Develop Improved Next Generation HVAC Systems/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Energy Department today announced nearly $8 million to support research and development of the next generation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning technologies./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:48
div class=dateOctober 9, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-134-million-develop-advanced-biofuels-and-bioproducts class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts /span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Energy Department announced today up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass./p /div/div/div

Truckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 09:09
div class=dateOctober 9, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/truckee-meadows-community-college-and-colorado-school-mines-win-geothermal-student class=title-linkspanTruckee Meadows Community College and Colorado School of Mines Win Geothermal Student Competitions/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Energy Department announced the 2014 winners of the National Geothermal Student Competition and the Geothermal Case Study Challenge last week at an industry gathering in Portland, Oregon. These competitions challenged college and university students to develop professional business solutions for public outreach as well as case studies that could help industry more accurately pinpoint geothermal resources in subsurface areas across the United States./p/div/div/div

Demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:00
div class=dateOctober 8, 2014/divdiv class=field field-name-field-article-hero field-type-energy-hero field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item field-item-0div class=energy-hero energy-static-imagea href=/orem/articles/demolition-k-31-gaseous-diffusion-building-begins class=spanimg data-fid=855826 class=energy-static-image-imagelink-150 typeof=foaf:Image src=http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/styles/imagelink_150/public/K-31%20wide_0.JPG?itok=sEUY_90Z alt=OREM began demolition of the 750,000 sq. ft. K-31 Building, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site. title=OREM began demolition of the 750,000 sq. ft. K-31 Building, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site. //span/a/div/div/div/diva href=/orem/articles/demolition-k-31-gaseous-diffusion-building-begins class=title-linkspanDemolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building begins/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pOREM begins demolition of the K-31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:53
div class=dateOctober 7, 2014/diva href=/indianenergy/articles/doe-announces-consultation-sessions-alaska-native-tribes-and-corporations class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe U.S. Department of Energy will host seven consultation sessions with Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and corporations on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The sessions will give Alaska Native Tribes and corporations an opportunity to provide input on a 10-year plan to develop renewable energy resources in the Arctic region./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Recognizes Cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:59
div class=dateOctober 7, 2014/diva href=/articles/energy-department-recognizes-cities-beaverton-and-hillsboro-oregon-portland-public-schools class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Recognizes Cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pAs a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, as well as the Portland Public School District for their leadership in reducing energy use./p /div/div/div

Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:26
div class=dateOctober 7, 2014/diva href=/fe/articles/funds-awarded-historically-black-colleges-and-universities-fossil-energy-research class=title-linkspanFunds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research /span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pstrongWashington, D.C./strong — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research projects that will provide educational and research training opportunities for minority students while advancing key technical areas in fossil fuel utilization./p/div/div/div

National Solar Schools Census 2014

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:33
div class=dateOctober 6, 2014/diva href=/eere/sunshot/articles/national-solar-schools-census-2014 class=title-linkspanNational Solar Schools Census 2014/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pWith support from the SunShot Initiative, TSF’s national solar schools census, “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools” serves as a starting point for sharing ideas and best practices between schools experienced with solar energy and those seeking to join their ranks. Each solar school has its own unique story to tell on how their systems were financed and installed and how (and whether) solar has been integrated into class curricula./p /div/div/div

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Support Services

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:13
div class=dateOctober 6, 2014/diva href=/em/articles/doe-issues-final-request-proposal-paducah-gaseous-diffusion-plant-support-services class=title-linkspanDOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Support Services/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pCincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for the performance of infrastructure support services at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), Paducah, Kentucky./p /div/div/div

New Article on Cybersecurity Discusses DOE’s Partnership with the Energy Sector to Keep the Grid Reliable and Secure

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:57
div class=dateOctober 6, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/new-article-cybersecurity-discusses-doe-s-partnership-energy-sector-keep-grid-reliable class=title-linkspanNew Article on Cybersecurity Discusses DOE’s Partnership with the Energy Sector to Keep the Grid Reliable and Secure /span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pA new a href=/exit?url=http%3A//www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040619014001791 rel=nofollowarticle /aby OE’s Carol Hawk and Akhlesh Kaushiva in a href=/exit?url=http%3A//www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040619014001791 rel=nofollowThe Electricity Journal /adiscusses cybersecurity for the power grid and how DOE and the energy sector are partnering to keep the smart grid reliable and secure./p/div/div/div

Upcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop and Field Test Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 13:33
div class=dateOctober 6, 2014/diva href=/eere/wind/articles/upcoming-funding-opportunity-develop-and-field-test-wind-energy-bat-impact class=title-linkspanUpcoming Funding Opportunity to Develop and Field Test Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pEERE's Wind Program announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity entitled Wind Energy Bat Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities./p /div/div/div

Message from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:00
div class=dateOctober 6, 2014/divdiv class=field field-name-field-article-hero field-type-energy-hero field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item field-item-0div class=energy-hero energy-static-imagea href=/em/articles/message-doe-hanford-consent-decree class=spanimg data-fid=854276 class=energy-static-image-imagelink-150 typeof=foaf:Image src=http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/styles/imagelink_150/public/WTP.jpg?itok=XUxN4rv_ alt=At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks. title=At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks. //span/a/div/div/div/diva href=/em/articles/message-doe-hanford-consent-decree class=title-linkspanMessage from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pOne of the Department of Energy’s most important tasks is to clean up the legacy of nuclear materials production during World War II and the Cold War. At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical and radioactive waste stored in 177 underground tanks./p /div/div/div

Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:49
div class=dateOctober 3, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/vacancy-announcements-posted-hydrogen-production-and-delivery-program class=title-linkspanVacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pThe Fuel Cell Technologies Office has posted two vacancy announcements for a position to serve as Program Manager for the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program in the DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The closing date is October 28, 2014./p /div/div/div

Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:49
div class=dateOctober 2, 2014/diva href=/indianenergy/articles/obama-administration-announces-competition-showcase-support-local-and-tribal class=title-linkspanObama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pOn October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Recognizes 11 Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency Achievements

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 01:30
div class=dateOctober 2, 2014/diva href=/articles/energy-department-recognizes-11-manufacturers-energy-efficiency-achievements class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Recognizes 11 Manufacturers for Energy Efficiency Achievements/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pBuilding on the Administration’s efforts to double energy productivity and help American businesses save money by saving energy, the Energy Department today recognized 11 companies that have met ambitious energy-efficiency goals through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. Across the country, manufacturers spend more than $200 billion each year to power their plants./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, and More

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:51
div class=dateOctober 1, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-property-assessed-clean-energy-financing-algal-biomass-and class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, Algal Biomass and Bioproducts Funding Opportunity, and More /span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pEERE 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./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 14:26
div class=dateOctober 1, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-25-million-lower-cost-concentrating-solar-power class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pBuilding on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies./p /div/div/div

Schneider Electric Goes Platinum—and Silver—in Superior Energy Performance

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:33
div class=dateOctober 1, 2014/divdiv class=field field-name-field-article-hero field-type-energy-hero field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item field-item-0div class=energy-hero energy-static-imagea href=/eere/amo/articles/schneider-electric-goes-platinum-and-silver-superior-energy-performance class=spanimg data-fid=852906 class=energy-static-image-imagelink-150 typeof=foaf:Image src=http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/styles/imagelink_150/public/schneider-electric-lexington-ky-hero.jpg?itok=2lxKrEyE alt=Schneider Electric#039;s Lexington, Kentucky facility. lt;emgt;Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric.lt;/emgt; title=Schneider Electric#039;s Lexington, Kentucky facility. lt;emgt;Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric.lt;/emgt; //span/a/div/div/div/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/schneider-electric-goes-platinum-and-silver-superior-energy-performance class=title-linkspanSchneider Electric Goes Platinum—and Silver—in Superior Energy Performance/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd p​AMO is proud to announce that Schneider Electric now has five manufacturing facilities certified in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and ISO 50001. Two Platinum level facilities—Smyrna, Tennessee, and Seneca, South Carolina—improved their energy performance by more than 15%. Three Silver level plants—Lincoln, Nebraska; Lexington, Kentucky; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa—improved energy performance by more than 5%./p /div/div/div

Secretary Moniz Hosts Energy Security Symposium, Honors Dr. Daniel Yergin with First James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:00
div class=dateOctober 1, 2014/diva href=/articles/secretary-moniz-hosts-energy-security-symposium-honors-dr-daniel-yergin-first-james-r-0 class=title-linkspanSecretary Moniz Hosts Energy Security Symposium, Honors Dr. Daniel Yergin with First James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security/span/adiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv property=content:encoded class=field-item odd pTo commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) opening in 1977 and to kick off National Energy Action Month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today hosted the first Schlesinger Medal Ceremony and Symposium on Energy Security./p /div/div/div

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