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August 6, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on H-Prize Safety Guidelines, Fuel Economy Resources, 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.  Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

August 6:  Live Webinar on H2 Refuel H-Prize Safety Guidance

Webinar Sponsor: Fuel Cell Technologies Office

August 5, 2015
Jonathan Elkind Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs

Mr. Elkind will oversee the Department’s extensive international engagements and provide critical support to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

August 5, 2015
Dr. Monica Regalbuto Confirmed as Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management

Dr. Regalbuto will provide the leadership necessary to continue the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

August 5, 2015
Bioenergy in a Multifunctional Landscape
Argonne National Laboratory Scientists Study Benefits of Bioenergy Crop Integration

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), are studying multifunctional landscapes and how they can benefit farmers, the environment, and the bioenergy industry nationwide. Their study, “Multifunctional landscapes: Site characterization and field-scale design to incorporate biomass production into an agricultural system,” is set to be published in September 2015 in the journal, Biomass and Bioenergy.

August 5, 2015
DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Successful LED Wall Washer Retrofit

The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report on a GATEWAY demonstration, in which maintenance and energy costs were significantly reduced while retaining the quality of light when LED modules replaced 87 halogen lamps in existing wall washers at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. The project began with mockups in the spring of 2014, with final installation completed in March 2015.

August 5, 2015
Webinar August 11: Analysis Using Fuel Cell MHE for Shaving Peak Building Energy

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "Analysis Using Fuel Cell MHE for Shaving Peak Building Energy" on Tuesday, August 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar will explore the synergy between a facility's use of hydrogen fuel cell forklifts and its reduction of electric grid time of use energy charges.

August 4, 2015
DOE Selects Three Minority-Led Projects for Funding through NETL Crosscutting Research Program

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCUs/OMIs) projects to receive funding for fossil fuel research through its Crosscutting Research Program.

August 3, 2015
Statement by Secretary Moniz on Release of Final Clean Power Plan Rules

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued their final Clean Power Plan rule that will encourage energy innovation by reducing the carbon emissions from America’s power plants.

August 3, 2015
Webinar August 6: H2 Refuel H-Prize Safety Guidance

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar entitled "H2 Refuel H-Prize Safety Guidance" on Thursday, August 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Safety is one of the basic criteria for the Energy Department's Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition. As part of the design submission for finalist selection, contestants must include a safety plan and a hazard analysis. This webinar will include a discussion on safety planning and what information should be included in the safety plan document.

August 3, 2015
DOE Selects Project to Help Advance More Efficient Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-Based Power Cycles

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Thar Energy, LLC to develop new recuperator technologies leading to more cost-effective and efficient supercritical carbon dioxide (SCO2)-based power cycles.