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Nuclear Executive Leadership Training, Class of 2015

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:53
September 2, 2015Nuclear Executive Leadership Training, Class of 2015

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments, National Training Center (NTC) conducted its 15th annual Nuclear Executive Leadership Training (NELT) on August 17-22, 2015 in Washington, DC.

DOE Selects Eight Projects to Receive Funding for Reducing the Cost of CO2 Capture and Compression

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:03
September 1, 2015DOE Selects Eight Projects to Receive Funding for Reducing the Cost of CO2 Capture and Compression

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected eight projects to receive funding to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and compression through DOE’s Carbon Capture Program.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00
August 31, 2015DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to North Wind Solutions, LLC of Knoxville, TN. North Wind Solutions, LLC is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Program Participant.

RAND Releases Workforce Development Studies Prepared for Energy Department

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:46
August 31, 2015RAND Releases Workforce Development Studies Prepared for Energy Department

The RAND Corporation released two energy-sector workforce development studies conducted on behalf of NETL: one on West Virginia and one on southwestern Pennsylvania. Their recommendations support DOE's strategic objectives, to increase energy productivity and ensure safe and responsible development of domestic energy resources.

Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review Now Available

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 17:20
August 27, 2015Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review Now Available

OE has released the Annual U.S. Transmission Data Review, its annual compilation of transmission-related data focusing on six areas: transmission infrastructure, reliability, utilization, constraints, planning, and economic congestion. This data, which is gathered from publicly-available sources, is used to inform various DOE analyses, including OE’s triennial transmission congestion studies. Until now, there has not been a single, inclusive, and authoritative annual transmission data summary that analysts can turn to readily. Over time, this summary may be broadened in scope if additional sources of transmission data become available.

Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 13:23
August 27, 2015Energy Department Awards up to $4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department today announced two additional projects selected to receive up to $4 million to develop next-generation biofuels that will help reduce the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.

Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:19
August 26, 2015Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for 2017 and 2019 Solar Decathlon Program Administrator

In support of President Obama's commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today announced up to $4 million in funding available to one recipient to organize, manage, and conduct the Solar Decathlon competitions in 2017 and 2019. This funding will support the Department’s commitment to improving the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education efforts, and to building a more knowledge-intensive workforce.

Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2017

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:05
August 26, 2015Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2017

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy workforce, the Energy Department today announced for the first time that up to $2 million in prize money will be awarded to collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals, which are reviewed, scored, and ranked based on a merit review process.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:58
August 26, 2015Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Technologies for Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The Energy Department today announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as algae, agricultural residues, and woody biomass. This work supports the Energy Department’s efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well as to meet the cost target equivalent of $3 per gallon of gasoline by 2022.

Leveraging National Lab Capabilities in Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Systems—Phoenix, Arizona

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 13:45
August 26, 2015Leveraging National Lab Capabilities in Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Systems—Phoenix, Arizona

On October 12 and 13, the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will host several events at the Electrochemical Energy Summit 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona, to foster increased collaboration between National Labs and industry.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:51
August 26, 2015Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

The Energy Department announced today $10 million for eight incubator projects to develop innovative solutions for efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicle technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing environmental impacts.

Expanded Safety Fest 2015 set for September

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 13:35
August 21, 2015Expanded Safety Fest 2015 set for September

Safety Fest TN 2015 offers more than 40 free safety classes. The event is scheduled for September 14-18 with classes at six locations across Oak Ridge and Knoxville. Online registration ends on September 8.

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:00
August 21, 2015Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Improve Sustainability of Cellulosic Bioenergy Systems

The Energy Department today announced up to $9 million for the design of sustainable bioenergy systems that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development.

Department of Energy Selects U.C. Berkeley to Lead Consortium for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Energy-Water Track

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 16:03
August 20, 2015Department of Energy Selects U.C. Berkeley to Lead Consortium for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Energy-Water Track

U.S. Consortium Includes University, Nonprofit, Industry, and National Lab Partners to Collaborate on Energy and Water Security.

DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 19:38
August 18, 2015DOE to Host Tribal Renewable Energy Development Workshop Sept. 1-3 in Colorado

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy is hosting an interactive workshop on developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands Sept. 1–3, 2015, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

SBIR/STTR FY16 Phase 1 Release 1 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cell Membrane Topics

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 16:55
August 18, 2015SBIR/STTR FY16 Phase 1 Release 1 Topics Announced—Includes Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cell Membrane Topics

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Topics, including hydrogen production from organic waste streams and fuel cell membranes, through the Office of Basic Energy Sciences.

NASEO Announces Request for Proposals for the Energy Markets and Planning Program (E-MAP) - Electric System Modernization Roadmapping Process

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 15:53
August 18, 2015NASEO Announces Request for Proposals for the Energy Markets and Planning Program (E-MAP) - Electric System Modernization Roadmapping Process

The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) today announced a request for proposals from State Energy Offices to commit to a 12-18 month state-led process to develop an electric system modernization roadmap that seeks to address a growing range of interdependent, emerging electricity system and energy market issues. The request is a part of NASEO’s Energy Markets and Planning (E-MAP) Program, which is supported by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. The E-MAP Program is designed to help states develop holistic approaches to advancing the electricity system and related energy infrastructure modernization, resilience, and affordability.

Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 13:12
August 18, 2015Deadline for DOE Indian Country Working Group Nominations Extended to Aug. 24

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is looking for nominations for elected tribal government officials (or designated tribal government employees with authority to act on behalf of the elected officials) to serve as members of the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Working Group (ICEIWG).

Solar Powered Bike Visits the Department of Energy

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 10:40
August 18, 2015Solar Powered Bike Visits the Department of Energy

Marissa Muller set out on a mission to ignite a wellness revolution across America. She successfully travel 3,000+ miles on a solar-powered bicycle, visiting many states along the way and holding meetings to engage locals, encouraging them to take action on improving their physical, mental, social, and enviornmental well-being.

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