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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04
div class=dateAugust 14, 2014/diva href=/articles/energy-department-invests-more-55-million-advance-efficient-vehicle-technologies class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle 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 pAs part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs./p /div/div/div

Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:07
div class=dateAugust 14, 2014/diva href=/eere/wind/articles/request-information-distributed-wind-energy-systems class=title-linkspanRequest for Information for Distributed Wind Energy 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’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind Ramp;D./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:06
div class=dateAugust 13, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-integrating-hydrogen-and-fuel-cell-technologies-site-selection class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, 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

June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:17
div class=dateAugust 13, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/june-2014-electricity-advisory-committee-meeting-summaries-and-transcripts-now-available class=title-linkspanJune 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available/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 a href=/oe/downloads/electricity-advisory-committee-meeting-june-16-17-2014-meeting-summaries-andmeeting summaries and transcripts/a for the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting held on a href=/oe/services/electricity-advisory-committee-eac/electricity-advisory-committee-2014-meetings/june-16June 16-17, 2014/a, are now available. The EAC provides advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure./p/div/div/div

Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 13:50
div class=dateAugust 12, 2014/diva href=/eere/bioenergy/articles/energy-department-joins-farm-fly-20 class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0/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 pDuring Biomass 2014, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced that the Energy Department is joining Farm to Fly 2.0 to support the development of sustainable biofuels that require no jet engine modifications./p /div/div/div

Final EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:44
div class=dateAugust 8, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/final-eis-champlain-hudson-power-express-transmission-project-now-available class=title-linkspanFinal EIS for Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Project Now Available/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 (DOE) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts in the United States of the proposed action to issue a Presidential permit to the Applicant, Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc. (CHPEI), and the range of reasonable alternatives./p /div/div/div

OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:16
div class=dateAugust 7, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/oe-releases-2014-issue-2-energy-emergency-preparedness-quarterly-august-2014 class=title-linkspanOE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 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 pThe Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has released Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (EEPQ), designed to briefly highlight a few of the energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:55
div class=dateAugust 6, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-better-buildings-challenge-education-partners-implementing class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, 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 $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:00
div class=dateAugust 6, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-18-million-innovative-projects-advance-geothermal-energy class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy/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 part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $18 million for 32 projects that will advance geothermal energy development in the United States./p /div/div/div

Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00
div class=dateAugust 6, 2014/diva href=/fe/articles/projects-selected-safe-and-permanent-geologic-storage-carbon-dioxide class=title-linkspanProjects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide/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 announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide./p /div/div/div

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:00
div class=dateAugust 4, 2014/diva href=/articles/statement-us-secretary-energy-ernest-moniz-new-leadership-national-energy-technology class=title-linkspanA Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at the National Energy Technology Laboratory/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 pU.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today issued a statement on the naming of Dr. Grace M. Bochenek as the new director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)./p /div/div/div

U.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific Research

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:49
div class=dateAugust 4, 2014/diva href=/articles/us-department-energy-increases-access-results-doe-funded-scientific-research class=title-linkspanU.S. Department of Energy Increases Access to Results of DOE-funded Scientific 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 pThe U.S. Department of Energy has launched PAGES, an online resource to increase access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research./p /div/div/div

Grace Bochenek Named New Director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:00
div class=dateAugust 4, 2014/diva href=/fe/articles/grace-bochenek-named-new-director-doe-s-national-energy-technology-laboratory class=title-linkspanGrace Bochenek Named New Director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory/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 Department of Energy announced today that Grace Bochenek has been named the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory./p /div/div/div

First-Ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for a Corps of Engineers Civil Works Project Underway

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 13:53
div class=dateAugust 1, 2014/diva href=/eere/femp/articles/first-ever-energy-savings-performance-contract-corps-engineers-civil-works class=title-linkspanFirst-Ever Energy Savings Performance Contract for a Corps of Engineers Civil Works Project Underway/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 pMobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is embarking on the first-ever Energy Savings Performance Contract executed for a Corps Civil Works project that could set the stage for other USACE districts./p /div/div/div

Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:50
div class=dateAugust 1, 2014/diva href=/eere/buildings/articles/open-position-postdoctoral-research-fellow class=title-linkspanOpen Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow/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 postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy (EERE) Office at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Enclosures Program in Boston, MA./p /div/div/div

New Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:31
div class=dateJuly 31, 2014/diva href=/eere/geothermal/articles/new-studies-aid-optimizing-water-use-geothermal-applications class=title-linkspanNew Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications/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 pThree key reports from the Energy Department address water impacts in geothermal energy production. Two recently issued studies, produced by Argonne National Laboratory for the Department's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), highlight methods for economizing water use in geothermal applications. These reports complement a Department-wide report released in June that assesses water usage in multiple energy applications, including geothermal./p/div/div/div

Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:10
div class=dateJuly 31, 2014/diva href=/articles/energy-department-conditionally-authorizes-oregon-lng-export-liquefied-natural-gas class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas/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 pTerminal in Warrenton, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries/p /div/div/div

Wendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:00
div class=dateJuly 31, 2014/diva href=/orem/articles/wendy-cain-named-portfolio-federal-project-director-ettp-cleanup class=title-linkspanWendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup/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’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has named Wendy Cain as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park./p /div/div/div

Tribal Renewable Energy Webinar on Project Implementation and Operations Maintenance on Aug. 8

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:57
div class=dateJuly 31, 2014/diva href=/indianenergy/articles/tribal-renewable-energy-webinar-project-implementation-and-operations class=title-linkspanTribal Renewable Energy Webinar on Project Implementation and Operations amp; Maintenance on Aug. 8 /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 (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Project Implementation and Operations amp; Maintenance, on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. The webinar will focus on the last two steps of a five-step tribal energy project development framework: Project Implementation and Operations and Maintenance (Oamp;M)./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:52
div class=dateJuly 31, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-geothermal-forge-initiative-national-energy-literacy-virtual class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, 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

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