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April 28, 2016
April Tribal Webinar on Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment Rescheduled for May 4

The Energy Department will present a webinar titled "Understanding the Energy Policy and Regulatory Environment" on Wednesday, May 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The webinar, which was originally scheduled for April 27, will highlight how a working knowledge of land use and energy regulations and policies can help streamline the development of energy projects on tribal lands. Attendees will get tips for navigating the maze of federal, regional and state policies, rules, and regulations; discover how tribes can apply this knowledge in developing their own regulations and targets; and explore how tribal and inter-tribal policies can be implemented to promote tribal energy and economic sovereignty and support a sustainable energy future.

April 27, 2016
3D-Printed Foam Outperforms Standard Materials

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) material scientists have found that 3D-printed foam works better than standard cellular materials in terms of durability and long-term mechanical performance.

April 27, 2016
North American Governments Announce Pilot Program to Accelerate Regional Adoption of the Energy Management Standard ISO 50001

Today, energy ministries from Canada, Mexico, and the United States announced that nine companies will join the North American Energy Management Pilot Program to promote implementation of the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard.

April 26, 2016
Energy Department Announces Technical Assistance for Self-Sufficiency and Lower Energy Costs for Rural Alaska Communities, and Releases “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska” Report

The Energy Department has announced 13 recipients of Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) technical assistance, and released its “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska” report.

April 26, 2016
May 3 PSERC Webinar: Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Supporting the Future Grid

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar that will address the final report summarizing findings from the PSERC/NSF Executive Forum and Workshop on Physical and Cyber Infrasture to Support the Future Grid, which assesses emerging research issues and research directions for resolving them in the next 10 years.

April 26, 2016
A group of 4-H youth delegates presenting their views on bioenergy to representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, as part of the 2016 National 4-H Conference.
BETO Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Bioenergy with 4-H Youth Leaders from Across the Nation

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) hosted a roundtable discussion with a group of 4-H youth delegates from across the country on April 12, 2016. The roundtable, which was part of the larger National 4-H Conference, addressed the role of bioenergy in a sustainable global energy system.

April 26, 2016
Department of Energy Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development

Building on the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy today awarded more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science and engineering programs relevant to nuclear energy. The awards include 57 undergraduate scholarships and 33 graduate-level fellowships for students at American colleges and universities.

April 26, 2016
Energy Department Recognizes Organizations for Leadership in Rooftop Unit Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized six organizations for their leadership in replacing and upgrading rooftop units as part of the Better Buildings Alliance Rooftop Unit Campaign.

April 22, 2016
Prairie View A&M Tops 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced winners of its third annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition engaging university students to design zero energy ready homes.

April 22, 2016
CRADA Boom Sets Records, Forges Ties at Sandia Labs

Sandia National Laboratories entered into a vast array of new Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA) in the past three years, bringing dozens of new partners to the labs.