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August 3, 2015
DOE Selects Project to Help Advance More Efficient Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-Based Power Cycles

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Thar Energy, LLC to develop new recuperator technologies leading to more cost-effective and efficient supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO2)-based power cycles.

July 31, 2015
Energy Department to Invest in Advanced Reactor Concept Development

Today the Energy Department released a funding opportunity announcement to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts.

July 30, 2015
Aug. 5 Webinar to Showcase Best Practices in Procurement for Tribes

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, in partnership with the Western Area Power Administration (Western), will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Best Practices in Procurement, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time.

July 30, 2015
Energy Department to Fund Master’s and Doctoral Training in Power Electronics

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to accelerating American manufacturing and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s support of STEM education to create the next generation of engineers and manufacturers, the Energy Department has announced up to $10 million available to establish one or more graduate-level training programs at colleges and universities for engineers in power electronics.

July 29, 2015
DOE Releases Updated Directory of Potential Stakeholders

DOE Offices are encouraged to be inclusive in providing potentially interested parties with opportunities to review NEPA documents.  The Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA, updated in July, 2015,  is primarily intended to supplement lists that Departmental Offices compile for individual projects or facilities.  It complements the EIS Distribution Guidance.

July 28, 2015
Through a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Tonto Apache Tribe installed a 76.5-kilowatt photovoltaic system on their administration building to reduce building energy use. Photo by Deb Lastowka, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
DOE Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for Tribal Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) later this year that will help promote tribal energy sufficiency by providing funding for Tribes to make their buildings more energy efficient and deploy community-scale clean energy systems.

Eligible applicants for this opportunity include Indian Tribes, Alaska Native regional and village corporations, tribal energy resource development organizations, and tribal consortia on whose Indian land the project will be located.

July 27, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the SunShot Catalyst Prize Program, Buildings of the Future, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

July 24, 2015
New DOE Report Estimates LED Savings in Common Lighting Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its latest report in a series analyzing markets where LEDs compete with traditional lighting sources. The new report, Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, reveals a wealth of insights into promising pathways for SSL technology development, providing estimates of the energy saved in 2014 due to current levels of LED penetration in 10 lighting applications, as well as the potential energy savings if each of these applications had switched completely to the best available LED products.

July 23, 2015
BETO Partners Win 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

Two of the six winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards—LanzaTech and Algenol—have active projects with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The awards are sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and the National Academy of Sciences, and recognize outstanding chemical technologies that promote environmental and economic benefits using green chemistry. The 2015 awards ceremony was held on July 13, 2015, and hosted by the National Academy of Sciences. A panel of American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute® experts selected the winners for their incorporation of green chemistry principals into chemical design, manufacturing, and use.

July 21, 2015
Private Companies, Local Government, and Utilities to Work with Energy Department to Upgrade Interior Lighting

The Energy Department today announced over 65 organizations are participating in the Better Buildings Alliance's Interior Lighting Campaign (ILC) and committing to drive greater energy efficiency through new interior lighting technologies.