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February 9, 2016
Office of Indian Energy Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs is proposing a Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget of nearly $23 million, or an increase of $7 million from the FY 2016 budget of $16 million.

February 9, 2016
CALiPER Publishes New Snapshot on MR16 Lamps

DOE’s CALiPER program has published a new Snapshot Report on LED MR16 lamps, which updates a similar Snapshot Report published in January 2014. In the past two years, LED technology has progressed rapidly, but the progress has been much slower for LED MR16s. The increase in mean efficacy is about half of that seen for other categories, and lumen output and center beam intensity (CBCP) haven’t notably increased in recent years either.

February 9, 2016
President’s FY 2017 Budget Includes $878 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget includes a programmatic level of $878 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), including the use of $240 million in prior year funds, to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. petroleum supplies.

February 8, 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 8, 2016
Energy Department Announces $11.3 Million Available for Mega-Bio: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels

The Energy Department today announced up to $11.3 million in funding to develop flexible biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can be modified to produce advanced fuels and/or products based on external factors, such as market demand. These pathways could consist of a route to a platform chemical that could be converted to products or renewable hydrocarbon fuels or a route that co-produces chemicals and renewable hydrocarbon fuels.

February 8, 2016
Energy Department Announces $21 Million to Lower Solar Energy Deployment Barriers

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $21 million in new funding to lower solar energy deployment barriers and expand access to solar energy to all Americans.

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
DOE Awards Contract for Idaho Clean-up Project (ICP) Core

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a contract to Fluor Idaho, LLC, for the performance of ongoing Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project (AMWTP) and Idaho Clean-up Project (ICP) work scopes in support of the DOE Office of Environmental Management’s cleanup mission at the Idaho Site.

February 4, 2016
City and State Partners Announced in the Better Buildings SEED Platform Collaborative

As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department today featured 12 new partnerships with cities, counties, and states to unlock the power of building energy performance data for the purposes of informing decision making on energy efficiency opportunities in their local communities.

February 4, 2016
BETO Director Ranks #6 in Biofuels Digest’s Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy

Biofuels Digest has released its 2016 ranking of the “Top 100 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy,” and Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Dr. Jonathan Male is ranked high in the list at number six. Sharing this prestigious spot with Dr. Male are other top players from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)— Assistant Secretary for EERE, David Danielson and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, Reuben Sarkar.