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February 25, 2016
CX-100514 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Crop Protection Utilizing Integrated Pest Management through Early Detection and Identifications of Pathogens and Predators
Award Number: DE-EE0007094
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 02/25/2016
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

February 22, 2016
ITEP Developing Tribal Integrated Solid Waste Management Plans

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is offering a two-day training course providing the tools tribes needs to develop and implement a successful tribal integrated solid waste management plan.

February 12, 2016
CX-014721: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Natomas Community Gardens Access Road
CX(s) Applied: 0
Date: 02/12/2016
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Sierra Nevada Region

February 11, 2016
CX-014601: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development and Validation of Predictive Models for In-Cylinder Radiation and Wall Heat Transfer
CX(s) Applied: A9
Date: 02/11/2016
Location(s): California
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

February 9, 2016
Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop: California

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),offered an interactive workshop at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, that walked participants through the process for developing community-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

February 9, 2016
Photo Courtesy: Solarize Connecticut
EERE Success Story—Sowing Seeds for Success: Interdisciplinary Research Blossoms at DOE

The SunShot Initiative is well known for serving as one of the first sources of seed funding for cutting-edge solar energy technologies. At the same time, SunShot is also studying how solar energy evolves and is adopted throughout the country.

February 4, 2016
The CoServ Solar Station in Krugerville, Texas. Photo: KEN OLTMANN/CoServ
EERE Success Story—Electric Cooperatives Channel Solar Resources to Rural American Communities

Some of the most remote areas in the United States were also some of the last places to get access to electricity, with as many as nine out of ten rural homes without electricity in the mid-1930s. After President Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration, things began to change. Roosevelt’s New Deal era sparked the creation of today’s 900 electric cooperatives (co-ops) that power the homes of more than 42 million Americans across 47 states.

February 1, 2016
CX-014717: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Liberty-Parker #1 Transmission Line Transfer to Western from Reclamation
CX(s) Applied: B1.24
Date: 02/01/2016
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

January 27, 2016
Dr. Chaitanya Narula led analysis of an Oak Ride National Laboratory biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion technology to explain the underlying process. Photo courtesy Oak Ride National Laboratory.
EERE Success Story—Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbon Technology Moves Closer to Commercialization

Oak Ridge National Laboratory published an article in Scientific Reports on its new method to directly convert biomass-derived ethanol to a hydrocarbon blendstock and is continuing work with Vertimass, LLC. to commercialize it.