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April 30, 2014
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The Energy Department has selected seven projects that will accelerate the commercialization of innovative offshore wind technologies in the United States. Each project will receive up to $4 million from the Energy Department to complete the engineering, site evaluation, and planning phase of their project. Upon completion of this phase, the Energy Department will select the up to three of these projects to advance the follow-on design, fabrication, and deployment phases to achieve commercial operation by 2017. Each of the these projects will be eligible for up to $47 million in additional funding over four years, subject to Congressional appropriations.  

This map also includes 42 grants the Energy Department made to offshore wind-related projects in 2011. Those shown in yellow are focused on advancing offshore wind technologies, such as modeling and design of offshore wind plants. Those shown in red focus on removing market barriers through analysis, assessment and strategic recommendations that will help the United States and offshore wind industry plan for greater deployment.

The red areas of the map show the annual average wind speed above that part of the ocean. Areas with speeds above 7 meters/second are considered suitable for offshore wind power projects, though many other factors are considered when selecting a site.</div></div></div>
Ready, Set, Go: New Tool and Report Help Offshore Wind Industry Take Off

The nation’s coastlines possess the strongest, most abundant, and steadiest winds in the United States, representing vast potential for clean energy production. Our Wind Program works to accelerate the American offshore wind market through a portfolio of high-impact research, development, and demonstration projects. View an interactive map of these projects and learn about a new tool that will help America get offshore wind farms up and running.

April 30, 2014
A fuel cell vehicle is refueled with hydrogen at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Leveraging National Laboratories to Support H2USA

Automakers have announced that new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will be available in the next several months so it’s critical that hydrogen infrastructure is in place, allowing drivers to quickly and easily refuel. To help solve this challenge, the Energy Department announced H2FIRST, a project being led by National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

April 29, 2014
Pictured are members of the Portsmouth Site Sustainability Team, including, left to right, Joe Moore, Bob Anderson, Stephanie Puckett, Matt Vick, Lisa Burns, Vince Adams, Stephanie McLaughlin, Frank Johnston, and Ron Shelato. Team members Roger Steckel, Russell McCallister, Roger Coats, Jeff Stone, and Mandy Mayo are not shown.
EM Wins Five Sustainability Awards at Three Sites: Second Story in Two-Part Series

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In this second part of a two-part series, EM Update focuses on three of five DOE 2013 Sustainability Awards EM received for its efforts in comprehensive greenhouse gas emissions management, waste reduction, pollution prevention, and fleet management at the Portsmouth, Oak Ridge

April 29, 2014
A new assessment conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.
Huge Potential for Hydropower: Assessment Highlights New Possible Clean Energy Sources

The Energy Department’s New Stream-reach Development Assessment, conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped sustainable hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.

April 29, 2014
AMO Program Peer Review

DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will be conducting a Peer Review of its Research and Development (R&D), Facilities, and Technology Assistance activities in Washington, DC, on May 6-7, 2014. Presentations will be given on individual R&D projects, Facilities, and the Technical Assistance activities. Leading technology experts from the industrial and academic sectors will review AMO's Program and provide their view on its effectiveness and impact.

April 28, 2014
Attend AMO Program Peer Review May 6 and 7

DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) will be conducting a Peer Review of its Research and Development (R&D), Facilities, and Technology Assistance activities in Washington, DC, on May 6-7, 2014. You are cordially invited to attend and invite others. Presentations will be given on individual R&D projects, Facilities, and the Technical Assistance activities. Leading technology experts from the industrial and academic sectors will review AMO's Program and provide their view on its effectiveness and impact.

April 28, 2014
Secretary Moniz's Remarks at he 2014 National Science Bowl -- As Delivered

Well, this is a great day to be here, I must say, because it’s probably been said many times, but it really is true that this is looking at our future in terms of the science and engineering contributors of the next decades.

But anyway, so thank you, Pat (Dehmer). And also let me thank all the people who really made this happen: the Office of Science staff; I know many volunteers; of course the coaches, for their guidance; and most importantly, of course, the competitors. And so I think you all deserve a great amount of thanks for coming here. 

April 25, 2014
EcoCAR 3 Pushes the Vehicle Efficiency Envelope

The Department of Energy is partnering with Argonne National Laboratory and General Motors to support the EcoCAR 3 collegiate competition to design, build and optimize eco-friendly powertrains for vehicles.

April 24, 2014
DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.