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November 3, 2015
Five Native Colleges Receive Grants to Advance Tribal Careers in STEM

On Oct. 29 during his keynote speech at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) 2015 Diversity in STEM Conference, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a new program to help ‎tribal‬ colleges prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and specifically in advanced manufacturing.

November 3, 2015
New Report Outlines Potential of Future Water Resource Recovery Facilities

A new report from a workshop held jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) outlines a range of research and actions needed to transform today’s water treatment plants into water resource recovery facilities.

October 30, 2015
Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the National Day of Remembrance Honoring Nuclear Weapons Workers

“Today is a National Day of Remembrance for nuclear weapons and uranium workers and we want to honor this integral part of our workforce at the Department of Energy.  From the earliest days of the Manhattan Project, brave and innovative Americans have contributed to our national security and the security of our allies and partners through their work in this important field.  They have often gone unrecognized and today is an opportunity to commend them for their extraordinary service.

October 30, 2015
DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Exterior Lighting at Princeton University

The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a report describing four exterior SSL projects that have been completed at Princeton University, which has long recognized SSL’s potential benefits. These projects show how the school’s approach to solid-state lighting has evolved as its knowledge has broadened and as the products available have improved in performance and sophistication:

October 29, 2015
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Solid-State Lighting R&D

Deadline for concept papers: November 20, 2015
Deadline for full applications: January 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D funding opportunity on October 29, 2015. Under this funding opportunity (DE-FOA-0001364, “Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D—2016”), a total of up to $10.5 million in funding is directed toward all three existing DOE SSL R&D program areas.

October 29, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes Arby’s Restaurant Group for Leadership in Energy Performance

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. flagship restaurant in Atlanta achieves 38 percent energy savings.

October 27, 2015
HTAC Releases Annual Report and Recommendations

The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) recently published its 2014 Annual Report, which provides technical and programmatic advice to the Energy Secretary on DOE's hydrogen research, development, and demonstration efforts, and highlights worldwide advances and challenges with regard to hydrogen and fuel cell commercialization, policy, regulations, standardization, financial climate, and research and development.

October 26, 2015
2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report Posted

The U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2015 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Report. Each year at the Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, projects funded by DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program are reviewed for their merit.

October 26, 2015
The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, Iowa, will produce about 30 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol per year.  Photo courtesy of DuPont.
Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in the World Opens October 30

The DuPont cellulosic ethanol facility, opening in Nevada, Iowa, on October 30, will be the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director, Jonathan Male, alongside senior government officials, DuPont leaders and staff, and local farmers will attend the grand opening ceremony and plant tour.

October 26, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy, Tribal Energy Financing Models, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.