With more than 120 participants, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge is making America more sustainable by transforming how organizations improve energy performance at facilities throughout the country all while saving money and creating jobs.
On December 2, 2013, the Department of Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector and to promote regional leadership on energy and climate change.
More information on strategic cooperation with Colombia can be found on this Fact Sheet.
South African Minister of Energy Benedict Martins and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met December 2, 2013, in Washington, DC, for the fourth U.S.-South African Energy Dialogue, together with representatives of supporting U.S. and South African agencies. They reaffirmed the strong ongoing energy development in both nations -- including shale gas, civilian nuclear energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency --to meet our shared energy and climate goals, and the important role of private trade and investment in achieving those goals.
The Federal Energy Management Program is now an authorized provider of continuing education units from the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. These continuing education units are recognized by regulators, licensing bodies, and employers around the world.
The Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative is working to lower soft costs – such as permitting, customer acquisition, and operations – in order to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources by 2020. Find out how you can help.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it will open negotiations with Global Laser Enrichment (GLE) for the sale of the depleted uranium hexafluoride inventory. The Department determined that GLE offered the greatest benefit to the government among those who responded to a Request for Offers (RFO) released earlier this year. Through the RFO review process, the Department also decided to enter into negotiations with AREVA for the off-specification uranium hexafluoride inventory.