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July 31, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, 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.

July 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

July 24, 2014
Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Support Commercial Building Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced up to $6 million in funding to deploy and demonstrate four emerging energy-saving technologies in commercial buildings across the country. These projects will help businesses cut energy costs through improved efficiency, while also reducing carbon pollution. Last year, commercial buildings consumed about 20 percent of all energy used in the United States at an estimated cost of nearly $180 billion, and are responsible for 18 percent of total U.S. carbon emissions.

July 24, 2014
Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems.

July 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, 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.

July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). EGS are engineered reservoirs, created beneath the surface of the Earth, where there is hot rock but limited pathways through which fluid can flow. During EGS development, underground fluid pathways are safely created and their size and connectivity increased. These enhanced pathways allow fluid to circulate throughout the hot rock and carry heat to the surface to generate electricity. In the long term, EGS may enable domestic access to a geographically diverse baseload, and carbon-free energy resource on the order of 100 gigawatts, or enough to power about 100 million homes.

July 17, 2014
Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

The Energy Department announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels of 5,000 gallons per acre per year by 2022.

July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million to Expand Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

The Energy Department today announced up to $7 million to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects in tribal communities, reducing reliance on fossil fuel, and promoting economic development.

July 16, 2014
Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

The Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation.

July 15, 2014
Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Innovative Building Efficiency Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes.

July 15, 2014
Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

The Energy Department today announced $6 million for two projects to develop next generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass. These projects are a part of the Energy Department’s continued effort to develop technologies that will enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuels at $3 per gallon by 2017.

July 1, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, 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.

June 26, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Teaching Energy in Post-Secondary Education, Energy Efficiency in Restaurants, 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.

June 20, 2014
Energy Department Invests $3.2 Million to Support Clean Energy Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Secretary Moniz today announced $3.2 million to launch the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy, which will create a national support network to serve the clean energy small business and entrepreneur community, providing critical technical assistance and training services in order to bring these businesses and entrepreneurs closer to market readiness.

June 20, 2014
Better Buildings Challenge, Atlanta Nears Halfway Mark in Meeting Citywide Goal of 20% Energy Savings

The Energy Department yesterday recognized Atlanta for its progress and leadership in meeting a citywide goal to improve the energy performance of its buildings by 20% by 2020.

June 19, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Net Metering for Tribes, and More

EERE webinars for June and July cover energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and training for the clean energy workforce.

June 17, 2014
Silicon Valley Power and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Win 2014 Public Power Wind Awards

The Energy Department and the American Public Power Association named Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and Silicon Valley Power as the winners of the 2014 Public Power Wind Awards.

June 16, 2014
Energy Department Invests $20 Million to Advance Hydrogen Production and Delivery Technologies

The Energy Department today announced $20 million for ten new research and development projects that will advance hydrogen production and delivery technologies.

June 13, 2014
Energy Department Invests More Than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting R&D

The Energy Department today announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research and product development.

June 12, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

In order to provide the highest quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy, the Energy Department today kicked off the collaborative partnership between its new WINDExchange initiative and six supporting Regional Resource Centers.

June 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Algal Biofuels Consortium Research Results, Solar Energy Maps, 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.

June 9, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Energy Efficiency Financing Publication Available through SEE Action Network

The State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action), a state- and local-led effort facilitated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to achieve all cost effective energy efficiency, recently published a new report that provides an overview of the current state of on-bill lending programs with actionable insights for consideration by state policymakers, utility regulators and program administrators.

June 5, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Marketing and Sales Solutions for Zero Energy Ready Homes, Building Stronger More Efficient Homes, 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. View this week's webinars.

June 3, 2014
Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a geothermal bond bill May 30, providing $1.98 million in state funding and matching the Energy Department’s investment in geothermal energy exploration at Pagosa Springs.

May 29, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations, the Better Buildings Challenge 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.