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January 21, 2016
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Department of Energy welcomes Dr. Michael Witherell as the new director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

January 21, 2016
Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Secretary Moniz Continues Obama Administration Commitment to American Auto Industry, Releases Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Report on DOE Successes

January 20, 2016
Crowds gather at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 village in October. Today, the Energy Department announced the 16 collegiate teams selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. | Photo by Thomas Kelsey, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Energy Department Announces 16 Collegiate Teams to Compete in Solar Decathlon 2017

Teams will now begin the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy-efficient.

January 19, 2016
Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency

As part of the Energy Department’s Grid Modernization Initiative announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz last week to improve the resiliency, reliability and security of the nation’s electrical power grid, DOE today announced $18 million in funding for six new projects across the United States.

January 16, 2016
Statement from Secretary Moniz on Implementation Day for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

Secretary Moniz's statement on Implementation Day for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the Iran Deal).

January 15, 2016
DOE Announces $11 Million for Seven New Projects to Test New Options for Optimal Efficiency of the U.S. Electric Grid

ARPA-E’s GRID DATA Projects will Develop Innovative Models and Data Repositories to Improve Transmission and Distribution of Electricity on the U.S. Electric Grid

January 15, 2016
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors to Help Meet America’s Carbon Emission Reduction Goal

In support of the Administration’s goal to produce more carbon-free energy, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of two companies, X-energy and Southern Company, to further develop advanced nuclear reactor designs. These awards, with a multi-year cost share of up to $80 million for both companies, will support work to address key technical challenges to the design, construction, and operation of next generation nuclear reactors.

January 14, 2016
CABINET IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Grid Modernization Fact Sheet

In the days immediately following the State of the Union, Cabinet officials are embarking on the “State of the Union: Cabinet In Your Community” road tour to engage Americans in small towns, big cities and Indian country about the advancements the Administration has made on the most important issues facing the American people, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Secretary Moniz headed down to Florida to talk about Grid Modernization. Learn more about our nation's electric grid in this fact sheet.

January 14, 2016
Grid Modernization Initiative releases multi-year plan and awards funding for groundbreaking DOE-wide Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium. | Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department
DOE Announces $220 Million in Grid Modernization Funding

Grid Modernization Initiative Releases Multi-Year Plan and Awards Funding for Groundbreaking DOE-Wide Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium

January 5, 2016
Energy Department selects Battelle team for a deep borehole field test in North Dakota

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Battelle Memorial Institute-led team to drill a test borehole of over 16,000 feet into a crystalline basement rock formation near Rugby, North Dakota.