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August 3, 2015
Statement by Secretary Moniz on Release of Final Clean Power Plan Rules

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued their final Clean Power Plan rule that will encourage energy innovation by reducing the carbon emissions from America’s power plants.

July 31, 2015
Energy Department to Invest in Advanced Reactor Concept Development

Today the Energy Department released a funding opportunity announcement to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts.

July 14, 2015
Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

"Today’s announcement between the P5+1 and Iran is a historic accomplishment.  Building on the Lausanne framework, it will ensure that Iran’s nuclear program is – and will remain – a peaceful one, or that the international community will have more than enough time to respond if Iran’s program proves otherwise. This deal will extend the time it would take for Iran to produce enough fissile material for a first nuclear explosive device to a year for at least ten years, from the current breakout time of just two to three months.

June 29, 2015
U.S. Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use by 60 Percent

As part of the Energy Department’s effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting today.

June 26, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Sabine Pass Liquefaction’s Expansion Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

A press release on the final authorization to allow Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

June 24, 2015
Energy Department Issues Remaining $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project

To further support the construction of two advanced nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, the Department of Energy announced today it will issue $1.8 billion in loan guarantees to three subsidiaries of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power).

June 18, 2015
Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies for Efficient Residential Combined Heat and Power Generation and Bioenergy Crop Development

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA).

June 18, 2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz’ Statement on Papal Encyclical on Climate Change

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issues statement on Pope Francis' call to action on climate change.

June 17, 2015
Department of Energy Cites UT-Battelle, LLC, for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

Energy Department issues a Preliminary Notice of Violation to UT-Battelle, LLC, (UTB) for violations of worker safety and health requirements.

June 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces New Initiatives as Part of Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Summit

Announcing several new initiatives, including the Clean Energy Impact Investment Center, to help spur the next generation of clean energy innovation as part of the Clean Energy Investment Summit.