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August 12, 2015
CX-100328 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Engineering Thermophiles to Produce Drop-In Biofuels from Syngas
Award Number: DE-EE0007008
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 08/12/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

July 23, 2015
REopt models the complex interactions of multiple thermal and electrical technologies, including photovoltaics, operating concurrently. (Photo Credit U.S. Marine Corps)
EERE Success Story—FEMP Completes 2000th Renewable Energy Optimization Screening

NREL's Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) tool, developed through FEMP funding, is a screening tool that identifies and prioritizes cost-effective renewable energy opportunities at a single site or across a portfolio of sites. Early in 2015, REopt screened its 2000th federal facility across 18 federal agencies, providing valuable analysis that is directly leading to renewable energy development and deployment across the federal government.

July 21, 2015
The photovoltaic array on top of the U.S. Department of Energy headquarters. (Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Energy)
EERE Success Story—FEMP Assists White House in Setting GHG Reduction Target for Federal Government

Earlier this year, EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provided key data and analytical support to the White House Council on Environmental Quality to determine the government-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target. As the scorekeeper for federal agency energy performance data, FEMP is uniquely positioned to project the government’s future path in a clean energy economy. In its support to the White House, FEMP assessed the GHG mitigation impact of achieving the key goals for 2025 contained in the Executive Order (EO) including:

July 9, 2015
EERE Success Story—Uncle Sam Turns to SAM for Solar Modeling

When it comes to making performance predictions and cost-of-energy estimates for grid-connected power projects, you can trust SAM to make it happen. SAM, or the System Advisor Model, is a performance and financial analysis tool funded by the SunShot Initiative that was built based on computer models developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and other organizations.

July 2, 2015
CX-013785: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Chenoweth Substation Water and Sewer Connection
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 07/02/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Bonneville Power Administration

June 30, 2015
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Old Town area.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Launches Cleanup and Demolition Project

BERKELEY, Calif. – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory authorized this month a small business joint venture to begin a deactivation and demolition project in an area here known as Old Town.

June 22, 2015
CX-013802: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Amsinckia Grandiflora Recovery Efforts
CX(s) Applied: B1.20, B3.3
Date: 06/22/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Lawrence Livermore Site Office

June 11, 2015
These are how the nano-wires appear after the battery has gone through 10 charge-discharge cycles.
EERE Success Story—Battery Company Puts New Nanowire Technology into Production

A battery company supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) has an agreement to manufacture silicon nanowire material for lithium-ion batteries on a commercial scale for the first time.  OneD Materials, which had a project from 2011 to 2014 with VTO, recently signed a production license and agreement with EaglePicher Technologies, a U.S.

June 10, 2015
With around one thousand active satellites and the tens of thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth, space is getting exceedingly crowded. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Preventing Space Traffic Jams

With space getting exceedingly crowded, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space.

June 4, 2015
CX-100287 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Hydro Research Foundation University Research Awards - HRF - University of California Berkeley
Award Number: DE-EE0002668/EE0006506
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
Water Power Program
Date: 06/04/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office