U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who is a co-winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics (1997), was in Stockholm over the past several days representing the United States as two scientists with ties to the Department of Energy were awarded Nobel Prizes. Secretary Chu made the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s commitment to helping U.S businesses create jobs and strengthen their competitiveness by speeding up the transfer of federal research and development from the laboratory to the marketplace, U.S.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched today the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) initiative aimed at advancing clean energy generation in Indian Country and providing federally recognized Native American and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate clean energy project deployment. This effort furthers the Administration and Department’s commitment to provide Tribes with the tools and resources they need to foster tribal energy self-sufficiency and sustainability, advancing economic competitiveness and job creation.
In anticipation of forthcoming Environmental Protection Agency proposals for clean air standards, DOE released a new report examining the potential impact those proposed standards could have on the reliability of our nation’s energy systems.
Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Patricia Hoffman today addressed the 2011 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission technical conference in Washington, D.C. In remarks prepared for delivery, Assistant Secretary Hoffman discussed recent evaluations of proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and the impact those rules could be expected to have on our nation’s electrical grid.
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today the winners of the 2011 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their outstanding contributions in research and development supporting the Department of Energy and its missions. Nine winners were named today in eight categories. Winners in each category will receive a gold medal, a citation and $20,000. In the case of co-nomination, the honorarium is shared. Winners will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, DC, early next year.