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January 29, 2014
Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

The Energy Department 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 29, 2014
DOT Offers nearly $25 Million for More Zero-Emission Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced the availability of $24.9 million through its new Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program that will put a new generation of advanced, non-polluting transit

January 28, 2014
DOE Solicits Feedback on Subsurface Characterization to Commercialize Viable EGS

To better engineer commercially viable EGS technologies, the Energy Department is soliciting information to more accurately measure and quantify vital subsurface parameters in EGS settings and how they change throughout EGS development phases.

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

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 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
Report: U.S. Military Accelerates Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Deployment of clean energy technologies is accelerating across military installations operated by the U.S. Department of Defense, according to a report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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 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 21, 2014
Mineral Recovery Creates Revenue Stream for Geothermal Energy Development

Find out more about Notice to Issue Financial Opportunity Announcement on "Low-Temperature Mineral Recovery Program," a targeted GTO initiative focused on strategic mineral extraction as a path to optimize the value stream of low-to-moderate-tempe

January 21, 2014
Clean Cities Launches Improved Tool to Help Fleets Evaluate CNG Investments

The popular VICE Model is newly updated to allow fleets greater flexibility in determining payback periods for natural gas vehicles and fueling infrastructure.

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
Ford Debuts Solar Energy Concept Car

The Ford Motor Company unveiled the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept, a sun-powered vehicle with the potential to deliver what a plug-in hybrid offers without depending on the electric grid for fuel.

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 15, 2014
Help Design the Hydrogen Fueling Station of Tomorrow

University students can join the Energy Department-supported Hydrogen Education Foundation's Hydrogen Student Design Contest to plan and design a drop-in fueling station.

January 13, 2014
FEMP Offers New Advanced eTraining on UESCs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an eTraining Core Course: Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide available on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) website.

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 10, 2014
Alaska Harbors Geothermal Energy Potential

Leveraging historical investments in from Energy Department, a USGS study released yesterday estimates a potential 29 MW of geothermal energy in one of Alaska's Aleutian Islands.