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July 18, 2016
Energy Department Awards $40 Million for Research to Support Waste Cleanup at DOE Nuclear Sites

Four New Energy Frontier Research Centers Will Address Waste Challenge from Cold War-Era Weapons Production

July 15, 2016
Energy Department Invests $19 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation’s Buildings

Projects Will Make Buildings Smarter, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Store Energy, Strengthen Insulation, and Harness the Sun for Lighting

July 14, 2016
Statement from Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

"One year ago, the P5+1, the European Union and the Islamic Republic of Iran announced the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a historic deal to 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. After years of negotiations and months of preparations for the implementation of the JCPOA, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) certified that Iran completed all the necessary nuclear steps required to reach Implementation Day in January.

July 13, 2016
Department of Energy Cites BWXT Conversion Services, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Program Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to BWXT Conversion Services, LLC (BWCS) for violations of DOE worker safety and health requirements. DOE’s enforcement program holds contractors accountable for meeting regulatory requirements and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace.

July 12, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $15 Million to Help Improve the Security and Resilience of the Nation’s Power Grid

Funding Will Help Public Power and Electric Cooperative Utilities Strengthen Cyber and Physical Security Tools, Practices, and Training

June 21, 2016
DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

Technology Commercialization Fund Will Support 12 National Labs and 52 Private Sector Partners.

June 20, 2016
FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing.

June 16, 2016
Statement of Support for IEA Housing CEM Secretariat from Energy Secretary Moniz

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) moving their secretariat to the International Energy Agency (IEA) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):

“Early this month, energy ministers and other high-level delegates from 23 countries and the European Union met at CEM7 in San Francisco. The commitments made there demonstrate how the United States and our global partners can expand clean energy deployment and cut global carbon emissions while driving economic growth.

June 14, 2016
Energy Department Invests $82 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

In total, 93 projects were selected to receive funding that will help push innovative nuclear technologies toward commercialization and into the market.

June 10, 2016
Energy Department Invests More than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting Research and Development

New projects designed to save consumers money and reduce energy consumption.