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January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Identify New Geothermal Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis. This technique identifies prospective geothermal resources in areas with no obvious surface expression by mapping the most favorable intersections of heat, permeability, and fluid. While commonly used in oil and gas exploration, play fairway analysis is not yet widely used in the geothermal industry.

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

The Energy Department today announced $2 million to help efficiently harness wind energy using taller towers. These projects will help strengthen U.S. wind turbine component manufacturing, reduce the cost of clean and renewable wind energy, and expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States. This effort supports the Energy Department's broader Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to increase the efficiency of the U.S.

January 30, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

As part of the Energy Department’s efforts to develop efficiency standards that cut carbon pollution and save money by saving energy, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixtures.

January 29, 2014
Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to work with state and local governments to deploy smart policies that drive investment and create jobs, the Energy Department recognized the city of Los Angeles, Calif., for its leadership in the Department’s Better Buildings Challenge.

January 27, 2014
Statement by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on 2013 Solar Jobs Census

Secretary Moniz issued a statement on the 2013 Solar Jobs Census.

January 24, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, 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.

January 23, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

To help the nations future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs continue to advance the wind industry, the Energy Department (DOE) established the first ever DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

January 23, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

The first ever DOE Collegiate Wind Competition will be held May 5-7 alongside the American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2014 Conference & Exhibition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

January 22, 2014
Secretary Moniz Announces Nearly $50 Million to Advance High-Tech, Fuel Efficient American Autos

At the Washington Auto Show U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

January 22, 2014
Report: Global Share of Renewable Energy Could Double by 2030

The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30% by 2030 at no extra cost, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

January 22, 2014
Webinar on the Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will present a live webinar titled "The Potential for Natural Gas to Enhance Biomass Technologies" on Thursday, February 6, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. During the webinar, Mr. Zia Haq and Mr. Prasad Gupte, of BETO, and Mr. Timothy Skone, of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil
Energy, will present an overview of Natural Gas-Biomass to Liquids technology, advantages of using natural gas, and some key themes that were established at the September Natural Gas-Biomass to Liquids Workshop.

January 22, 2014
President Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute

President Obama announced the selection of a North Carolina-headquartered consortium of businesses and universities to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Institute, funded
in part by a $70 million award over five years from the Energy Department.

January 20, 2014
Article Published on LED Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors

An article has been published in LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) that may be of interest to the solid-state lighting community. Entitled "Lumen Maintenance and Light Loss Factors: Consequences of Current Design Practices for LEDs," the article was written by Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and discusses complications related to the lamp lumen depreciation (LLD) light loss factor and LEDs.

January 17, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices, Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities, 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 16, 2014
DOI Recognizes Interagency Collaboration with a 2013 Partners in Conservation Award

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) recently awarded the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) with its 2013 Partners in Conservation Award.

January 15, 2014
President Obama Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The President today will announce new steps with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing sector, boost advanced manufacturing, and attract the good paying jobs that a growing middle class requires.

January 15, 2014
FACTSHEET: Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The Obama Administration announces the selection of North Carolina State University to lead a public-private manufacturing innovation institute for next generation power electronics.

January 15, 2014
New User Facilities Web Page Highlights Work at National Laboratories

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) recently added a Web page titled, "User Facilities," to highlight the work at BETO-supported national laboratories.

January 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Updates to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, a Student Design Contest for Hydrogen Infrastructure, 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.

January 9, 2014
Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance

As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

January 6, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Support Clean Energy Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The Energy Department today announced $3 million to support clean energy business incubators that provide critical services to entrepreneurs and small businesses and accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

January 6, 2014
Notice of Intent to Fund Marine and Hydrokinetic Instrumentation

The Water Power Program recently issued a Notice of Intent for a funding opportunity expected to be posted early in 2014.

January 2, 2014
Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference Summary Report

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted the two-day Symbiosis Biofeedstock Conference at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, on June 20-€œ21, 2013. The conference brought together diverse members of the public, private, and academic sectors to explore the challenges and opportunities associated with expanding the commercial use of microbial-based products to increase biofeedstock production.

December 20, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Kick-Starting an Energy Management Program, SunShot Incubator Projects, and More

DOE announces three EERE webinars for the first half of January.