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Media Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 16:31
div class=dateSeptember 29, 2014/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/media-promotes-sep-certification-and-doe-eguide-help-facilities-reduce-energy-use class=title-linkspanMedia Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs/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 pChemical Engineering Progress, a print publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, described the benefits of managing energy with ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) in its September 2014 edition. In particular, the article highlights the DOE eGuide—a free online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance for implementing ISO 50001—as a key resource to help facilities achieve ISO 50001 and SEP certification./p /div/div/div

SNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 13:41
div class=dateSeptember 29, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/snl-issues-request-quotation-hydrogen-station-test-device class=title-linkspanSNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device/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 pSandia National Laboratories (SNL) has issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:35
div class=dateSeptember 25, 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/bioenergy/articles/energy-department-joins-navy-and-agriculture-departments-invest-drop-biofuel class=spanimg data-fid=851196 class=energy-static-image-imagelink-150 typeof=foaf:Image src=http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/styles/imagelink_150/public/US%20Navy%20generic%20jet%20photo%20for%20EERE%20Facebook%20Sept%202014.jpg?itok=u427_QfQ alt=Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy title=Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy //span/a/div/div/div/diva href=/eere/bioenergy/articles/energy-department-joins-navy-and-agriculture-departments-invest-drop-biofuel class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military/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 pDeputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Ray Mabus of the U.S. Department of Navy, on September 19, 2014, to announce awards for three commercial-scale biorefinery projects that will help meet the transportation needs of the U.S. military and private sector./p /div/div/div

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00
div class=dateSeptember 25, 2014/diva href=/em/articles/doe-awards-support-service-contract-0 class=title-linkspanDOE Awards Support Service Contract/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 announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio./p /div/div/div

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00
div class=dateSeptember 25, 2014/diva href=/em/articles/doe-awards-support-service-contract-1 class=title-linkspanDOE Awards Support Service Contract/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 announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio./p /div/div/div

Transmission Reliability Load as a Resource Peer Review Materials Now Available

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:43
div class=dateSeptember 25, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/transmission-reliability-load-resource-peer-review-materials-now-available class=title-linkspanTransmission Reliability quot;Load as a Resourcequot; Peer Review Materials 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 pOE’s Transmission Reliability program is conducting Ramp;D projects on “Load as a Resource” (LaaR) that explore how various types of customer loads could be turned on and off for short periods of time to provide services normally performed by generators. A program peer review was held on September 16, 2014. Materials including the agenda and presentations are a href=/oe/downloads/2014-load-resource-program-peer-reviewnow available/a./p /div/div/div

WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 17:48
div class=dateSeptember 24, 2014/diva href=/eere/water/articles/wec-energy-department-announces-wave-energy-conversion-prize-administrator class=title-linkspanWEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator/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 Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition./p /div/div/div

DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 16:51
div class=dateSeptember 24, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/doe-announces-webinars-alternative-fuel-online-tools-and-resources-plug-electric class=title-linkspanDOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, 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 Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:30
div class=dateSeptember 23, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-winners-housing-innovation-awards class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards/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 presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders today during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes./p /div/div/div

Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:35
div class=dateSeptember 22, 2014/diva href=/indianenergy/articles/sept-24-webinar-introduce-two-options-financing-tribal-energy-projects-0 class=title-linkspanSept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects /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 pAttend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward./p /div/div/div

Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:59
div class=dateSeptember 22, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/honeywell-demonstrates-automated-demand-response-benefits-utility-commercial-and class=title-linkspanHoneywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers/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 pHoneywell’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardware/software platform for automated demand response (ADR) for utility, commercial, and industrial customers. The case study is now available for downloading./p /div/div/div

Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:47
div class=dateSeptember 22, 2014/diva href=/oe/articles/idaho-power-develops-renewable-integration-tool-more-cost-effective-use-wind-power class=title-linkspanIdaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind 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 pIdaho Power Company (IPC) has developed a Renewables Integration Tool (RIT) that enables grid operators to use wind energy more cost-effectively to serve electricity customers in Idaho and Oregon. The case study on this project is now available./p /div/div/div

Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:16
div class=dateSeptember 22, 2014/diva href=/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-5-million-develop-clean-energy-projects-federal-facilities class=title-linkspanEnergy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities/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 $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals./p /div/div/div

Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:20
div class=dateSeptember 22, 2014/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/manufacturing-innovation-topics-workshop class=title-linkspanManufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop/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 Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) will host a workshop to discuss AMO's recent Request for Information (RFI) on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topic Areas as well as the recent areas of interest announced by OSD ManTech for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute on October 8-9, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX./p /div/div/div

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00
div class=dateSeptember 22, 2014/diva href=/em/articles/doe-issues-finding-no-significant-impact-disposition-five-signature-properties-idaho class=title-linkspanDOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National 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 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that tearing down four World War II-era historic structures and part of another structure at Idaho National Laboratory’s Central Facilities Area that remain from when the area served as the U.S. Naval Proving Ground will not have a significant impact on the environment./p /div/div/div

3D Printing Comes of Age

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/eere/amo/articles/3d-printing-comes-age class=title-linkspan3D Printing Comes of Age/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 highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier in September at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, was the electric car produced live during the Show. More than 110,000 people witnessed the representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Local Motors, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee print the working electric car layer by layer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite./p /div/div/div

AMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Applications

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:29
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/amo-issues-request-information-clean-energy-manufacturing-topics-including class=title-linkspanAMO Issues Request for Information on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topics, Including Fuel Cell and Hydrogen 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 pThe AMO seeks information on mid-Technology Readiness Level Ramp;D needs, market challenges, supply chain challenges, and shared facility needs addressing clean energy manufacturing topics, including the fuel cell and hydrogen sectors./p /div/div/div

Departments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:10
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/articles/departments-navy-energy-and-agriculture-invest-construction-three-biorefineries-produce class=title-linkspanDepartments of the Navy, Energy and Agriculture Invest in Construction of Three Biorefineries to Produce Drop-In Biofuel for Military/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 a 2011 Presidential directive, the Departments of Navy, Energy, and Agriculture announced today that three companies have been awarded contracts to construct and commission biorefineries capable of producing “drop-in” biofuels to meet the transportation needs of the military and private sector./p /div/div/div

National Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen RD

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:54
div class=dateSeptember 19, 2014/diva href=/eere/fuelcells/articles/national-science-foundationfcto-memorandum-understanding-enables-increased class=title-linkspanNational Science Foundation/FCTO Memorandum of Understanding Enables Increased Renewable Hydrogen Ramp;D/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 pIn support of a Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office and the National Science Foundation (NSF), NSF has awarded $2.77 million to four teams to investigate renewable hydrogen fuel technologies./p /div/div/div

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of Energy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 18:54
div class=dateSeptember 18, 2014/diva href=/articles/dr-elizabeth-sherwood-randall-top-white-house-national-security-council-official-confirmed class=title-linkspanDr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, a Top White House National Security Council Official, Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Department of 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 pDr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, September 18, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary./p /div/div/div

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