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March 12, 2015
Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States confirms that with technological advancements driving projected cost reductions, in combination with continued siting and transmission development, wind power can be economically deployed to provide renewable power in all 50 states.

March 12, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America Research Tools, 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.

March 9, 2015
Energy Department and National Institute of Building Sciences Release Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines

As a part of the Obama Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institute of Building Sciences (Institute) today announced new Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines.

March 9, 2015
Energy Department Announces $6 Million to Accelerate Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Growth

The Energy Department announced today $6 million for 11 projects aimed at improving potential buyers’ experiences with alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles, supporting training, and integrating alternative fuels into emergency planning.

March 5, 2015
DOE Announces Rescheduled Webinar on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s FY2016 Budget Request, 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.

March 4, 2015
Energy Department's Race to 7-Day Solar Prize Competition to Speed Solar Deployment

The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide.

March 4, 2015
Virginia Tech Selected to Continue Development of Innovative Building Automation System

The Energy Department has awarded the Virginia Polytechnic and State University Advanced Research Institute nearly $2 million to continue research and development of its Building Energy Management Open Source Software (BEMOSS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings.

March 3, 2015
Energy Department Announces $35 Million to Advance Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, and enable early adoption of fuel cell applications, such as light duty fuel cell electric vehicles.

March 2, 2015
Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unveils New Crowdsourcing Website for Building Technologies

As part of the Energy Department's efforts to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's homes and buildings, lower energy costs, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing, the Energy Department today launched the new Buildings Crowdsourcing Community website. Administered by the Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the new site will help technology innovators collect, share and evaluate input from customers and other stakeholders about next-generation building technologies.

February 26, 2015
Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and San Isabel Electric Association (San Isabel) of Colorado as the 2014 WINDExchange Wind Cooperatives of the Year.

February 26, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Energy Department's Quadrennial Technology Review, SunShot Incubator Virtual Company Showcase, 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.

February 25, 2015
Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

February 20, 2015
Energy Department Launches Virtual Hackathon to Build the Next Big Solar Software Solutions

Last week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy.

February 19, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's FY2016 Budget Request, 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.

February 18, 2015
Energy Department Announces 2016 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition. The Collegiate Wind Competition challenges teams of undergraduate students to design and build a model wind turbine based on market research and siting considerations, develop a business plan to market their products, and test their turbines against a set of rigorous performance criteria.

February 13, 2015
Three Military Bases Partner with Energy Department to Train Veterans for Solar Jobs

Today, the first class of Marine trainees at Camp Pendleton will graduate from the Energy Department’s solar job training pilot program, which is aimed at preparing service members for careers in the solar industry as solar photovoltaic system installers, sales representatives, system inspectors, and other solar-related opportunities. Camp Pendleton is one of three military bases partnering with the Department’s SunShot Initiative to train 200 transitioning military service members during the pilot period for employment opportunities in the rapidly growing U.S. solar energy industry. Training courses will also begin at Fort Carson and Naval Station Norfolk this spring.

February 12, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Geography of Alternative Fuels, Wind Siting Considerations, 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.

February 11, 2015
Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Inspire Collegiate Clean Energy Entrepreneurs

The Energy Department today announced $2.5 million in available funding for the Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP), which aims to inspire the next generation of clean energy entrepreneurs. This funding opportunity will support the commercialization of promising technologies for sectors such as solar and wind that reduce carbon pollution and grow the clean energy economy.

February 6, 2015
Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Strengthen Local Solar Markets and Spur Solar Deployment Across the United States

The Energy Department today announced $13 million in funding to help communities across the country reduce market and policy barriers to solar deployment and recognize communities for taking the initiative to go solar.

February 5, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Enclosure Strategies for Buildings, Fuel Cell Forklifts and Energy Management, 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.

January 29, 2015
New Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit 70 Million Square Feet, $1.7 Billion

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced today that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next ten years.

January 29, 2015
Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation today.

January 27, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership.

January 22, 2015
Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.

January 22, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, 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.