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February 17, 2016
Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market Partner with the U.S. DOE to Launch Better Buildings Challenge SWAP

Two industry giants “hand over the keys” to each other’s buildings, uncover energy savings

February 12, 2016
Energy Department Makes up to $7 Million Available for Assistance to Indian Tribes; Releases Alaska Solar Prospecting Report

Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the availability of up to $7 million to establish a technical assistance regional energy providers’ network to Indian tribes and Alaska Native communities.

February 9, 2016
President’s 2017 Budget Proposal for DOE Supports Energy Innovation, National Security, Nuclear Management Responsibilities

$5.85 Billion for Clean Energy R&D at DOE Makes Significant Down Payment on Mission Innovation Commitment

February 5, 2016
DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions Issues First Call to Launch New Energy Technologies from National Laboratories to Market

Nearly $20 Million Will Partner Labs with Private Sector for Commercial Deployment

February 4, 2016
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on India Joining the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC)

“India’s membership in the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC) is a crucial step toward facilitating the growth of safe, civilian nuclear energy in the world’s second most populous country. In addition, India’s membership is a major step towards the global liability regime called for by the IAEA's Nuclear Safety Action Plan to provide prompt compensation in the event of an accident and to establish a legal framework for commercial arrangements. 

January 22, 2016
U.S. Department of Energy and New Mexico Finalize $74M in Settlement Agreements for Nuclear Waste Incidents of 2014

Agreements Include Schedules and Funding Parameters for Corrective Actions and Improvement Projects for New Mexico’s Roads, Water Infrastructure, and Emergency Response

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.