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June 11, 2015
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presented its annual awards at the 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, known as the AMR, on June 9.

June 9, 2015
Cropped view of the winning infographic “Cellulosic Ethanol.”
Winning Team Announced for 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Director Jonathan Male announced the winner and finalists of the 2015 BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge Pilot in a special webinar awards ceremony on June 3, 2015.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models

The Energy Department today announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure. Aggregated purchasing is when one central organization coordinates customers to maximize their collective buying power.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes Denver Area Partners for Housing and Building Efficiency

As a part of the Administration’s effort to help cut energy waste, the Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will recognize the Denver Housing Authority and the cities of Denver and Arvada, Colorado today for their leadership in the Better Buildings Challenge.

June 8, 2015
President Obama Names Scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

President Obama named the 2014 winners of the Enrico Fermi Award.

June 8, 2015
Secretary Moniz Announces the Launch of New Veterans’ Utility Industry Transition Effort

Today U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the creation of the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative, a partnership between the Departments of Energy, Labor, Defense, and Veterans Affairs and five utility trade associations to recruit and train service members, veterans and military spouses to qualify for high-skilled jobs in the utility industry.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department and Edison Electric Institute Sign Agreement to Advance Electric Vehicle Technologies

Today Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and the Edison Electric Institute, strengthening collaborative action to accelerate plug-in electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment.

June 8, 2015
Advanced Combustion Systems Projects Selected for Funding

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected ten projects to receive funding through NETL’s Advanced Combustion Systems Program. The program focuses on lowering costs and improving performance of combustion systems that generate electricity with near-zero emissions, including CO2.

June 5, 2015
Geothermal energy, traditionally a baseload power source among renewables, is poised to emerge also as a flexible power source, balancing intermittent wind and solar power production and reducing variability in energy prices. Source: NREL
Award-winning research takes a fresh look at Geothermal Energy

Geothermal energy technologies under development at the Energy Department could accelerate the supply of more than 100 gigawatts of clean energy to the grid.

June 5, 2015
Energy Department Invests $60 Million to Advance Nuclear Technology

The Department of Energy announces $60 million in awards for 68 nuclear projects across the country.