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July 6, 2015
Innovative Wave Power Device Starts Producing Clean Power in Hawaii

With support from the Energy Department and the U.S. Navy, a prototype wave energy device has advanced successfully from initial concept to grid-connected, open-sea pilot testing. The device, called Azura, was recently launched and installed in a 30-meter test berth at the Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This pilot testing is now giving U.S.

July 2, 2015
A row of homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
USDA Awards Nearly $2 Million for First Phase of Regenerative Community Planned for Pine Ridge Reservation

On June 22, the Oglala Lakota Community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new sustainable and energy-self-sufficient community conceived and championed by the people who live there.

June 30, 2015
Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Photo credit: Roy Kaltschmidt/Berkeley Lab
Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production

Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a major breakthrough to biological ethanol production. 

June 30, 2015
Crowdsourcing Initiative Seeks Buildings-Related Problems to Solve

Calling all building technology innovators! The Building Technologies Office is partnering with the successful SunShot Catalyst crowdsourcing initiative to identify and solve problems related to software development, data, and/or automation.

June 29, 2015
U.S. Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use by 60 Percent

As part of the Energy Department’s effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting today.

June 29, 2015
Energy Department Invests $600,000 in University-Industry Partnerships to Enhance Building Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced $600,000 in funding to help American universities to establish stronger partnerships with industry and business in the area of building efficiency, supporting the Obama Administration’s goal of doubling energy productivity by 2030 and developing the nation’s clean energy workforce.

June 26, 2015
Now Available: Interim Report on Customer Acceptance, Retention, and Response to Time-Based Rates from the Consumer Behavior Studies

Utility studies of time-based rate programs show significant demand reductions and major enrollment advantages for opt-out versus opt-in recruitment approaches.

June 26, 2015
Workers take down the last section of the K-31 Building.
DOE completes demolition of K-31 gaseous diffusion building

Demolition of the K‐31 Building at ETTP was completed today, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.

June 26, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Sabine Pass Liquefaction’s Expansion Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

A press release on the final authorization to allow Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).

June 25, 2015
Upcoming Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) Southeast Regional Summit on July 9 in Atlanta, GA

On July 9, the U.S. Department of Energy will be holding the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) Southeast Regional Summit at the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.