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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.

January 5, 2016
Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra to Lead Energy Department’s Clean Energy Investment Center

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces that Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra will be the first Director of the Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC), located within the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT).

December 22, 2015
Energy Department Fuels the Future of NASA Missions
U.S. Demonstrates Production of Fuel for Missions to the Solar System and Beyond

The first U.S. production in nearly 30 years of a specialized fuel to power future deep space missions has been completed by researchers at the Department of Energy‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.

December 17, 2015
Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Joins U.S. Department of Energy and MIT Energy Initiative Program to Advance Women’s Leadership in Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy.

December 17, 2015
New efficiency standards expected to save more energy than any other standard issued by the Energy Department to date.
Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History

With new efficiency standards, businesses are expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885 million metric tons.

December 13, 2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Statement on Conclusion of COP21 Climate Negotiations

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the conclusion of the COP21 climate change negotiations:

“This agreement shows that the world is ready to move towards an innovative era of reductions in heat-trapping emissions that will put us on a path to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the entire U.S. negotiating team showed leadership, not just at these talks in Paris, but for the months and years of groundwork that was necessary to reach this day.

December 11, 2015
Dr. Cherry Murray Confirmed as Director of the Office of Science

Dr. Cherry Murray confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, December 10, 2015 as Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

December 11, 2015
Department of Energy Announces 12 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies that Improve the Efficiency and Reliability of the U.S. Electric Grid

ARPA-E Awards $33 Million to Fund Innovative Technologies for Real-time Management of the Electric Grid

December 9, 2015
Energy Secretary Moniz, EPA Administrator McCarthy and World Bank President Kim to Keynote ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and the President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim will serve as keynote speakers for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit, which will be held from Feb. 29 – March 2, 2016 in National Harbor, MD.