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September 27, 2011
Department of Energy Awards $2 Million for National University Clean Energy Business Challenge to Jump Start Young Entrepreneurship

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $2 million over three years for six regional awardees to create and administer a network of student-focused business creation competitions and inspire young entrepreneurs to found innovative, clean energy companies. Announced by DOE’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Dr.

September 22, 2011
Secretary Chu participating at the recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Scientific Forum in Vienna, Austria | Photo courtesy of Dean Calma/IAEA
Secretary Chu’s Nobel Prize Winning Research Unexpectedly Addressing Global Water Challenge

Decades ago, Steven Chu, a young researcher at Bell Labs working on atomic physics, developed a method to use lasers to trap individual atoms. In 1997, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for this research. Years later, scientists are now using this research in the hopes of accomplishing something completely different...

September 21, 2011
EA-1823: Draft Environmental Assessment

Rockford Solar Energy Project, Chicago-Rockford Airport, Winnebago County, Illinois

September 14, 2011
Rich Earley, CEO of Clean Urban Energy presents at Clean Energy Trust's Clean Energy Challenge in March 2011 | Courtesy of Clean Energy Trust
Innovation Ecosystems Spur Rapid Growth for Startups, Entrepreneurs

To accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship across the nation and move cutting-edge clean energy technologies from the lab to the marketplace, a year ago the Energy Department launched the Innovation Ecosystem Initiative. 



September 12, 2011
CX-006812: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Demolition of Site 12 Barn
CX(s) Applied: B1.23
Date: 09/12/2011
Location(s): Batavia, Illinois
Office(s): Science, Fermi Site Office

September 9, 2011
CX-006797: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Chicago Climate Action Plan Advanced Transportation Technologies Initiative
CX(s) Applied: A9, B5.1
Date: 09/09/2011
Location(s): Chicago, Illinois
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

September 9, 2011
CX-006796: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Industrial Building (IB)-1 Mezzanine Renovation
CX(s) Applied: B1.15
Date: 09/09/2011
Location(s): Batavia, Illinois
Office(s): Science, Fermi Site Office

September 8, 2011
Nanoscientist Seth Darling | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Nanoscientist: Seth Darling

Meet Seth Darling, who has leveraged his work in nanomaterials to help lower the cost of solar. "The challenge is basically pushing the limits of what you can do with materials. Materials really are the basis of almost every technology that's out there."

September 7, 2011
CX-006795: Categorical Exclusion Determination

CNI Technical Service, Contractor Providing Technical and Administrational Computer Support
CX(s) Applied: A1, B1.7, B1.27
Date: 09/07/2011
Location(s): Chicago, Illinois
Office(s): Science, Chicago Office

September 6, 2011
16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S.

Today, Secretary Chu announced that the Energy Department is funding 16 projects that will make hydropower production even more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.