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September 8, 2011
CX-006740: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Viscous Glass/Composite Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells Sealants
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/08/2011
Location(s): Alfred, New York
Office(s): Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 7, 2011
CX-006803: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Long Island 50 Megawatt Solar Initiative
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 09/07/2011
Location(s): New York
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field 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.

September 2, 2011
Response to Hurricane Irene – Restoring Power on the East Coast

Hurricane Irene struck the East coast last Friday, making landfall in North Carolina. Over the weekend, the storm traveled up the East Coast and into the mid-Atlantic and New England areas of the U.S. In response to Irene, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia declared a State of Emergency.

August 31, 2011
EA-1900: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment

Radiological Work and Storage Building at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Kesselring Site

August 26, 2011
Hurricane Irene made landfall at approximately 7:30 am EDT near Cape Lookout, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (Category 1). This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image captures Irene’s landfall moment. | Image courtesy of NOAA
Energy Department Emergency Response Team Ready to Respond to Hurricane Irene

The Energy Department is closely monitoring Hurricane Irene as it travels up the East Coast of the United States. Emergency Situation Reports are now available detailing the storm's impact to the energy sector and restoration activities being taken.

August 26, 2011
A map of the August 23, 2011, Mineral, Virginia, earthquake that shook the east coast of the United States. | Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Service
The Science of Earthquakes

The rare, powerful 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the east coast United States on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, caused minimal damage but surprised and unnerved millions of people. The quake occurred near Mineral, Virginia, about 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., and was recorded all along the Appalachians, from Georgia to New England.  

August 17, 2011
Two Nerds . . . One Love . . . and A Great Golden Ring

The work of the Energy Department has led to many scientific and technological breakthroughs. Today, we’re highlighting a different kind of breakthrough – the engagement of two former Office of Science interns, who recently celebrated ‘the nerdiest engagement ever’ at a great golden ring.

August 10, 2011
Ramping-up Investments in Advanced Vehicle Technologies

Today, Secretary Chu announced the selection of 40 projects across 15 states to receive more than $175 million to accelerate the development and deployment of next-generation vehicle technologies. From state-of-the-art electric drive batteries to light-weight vehicles, these projects will help improve vehicle fuel efficiency and create quality jobs.

The selected projects focus on eight key approaches to improving vehicle efficiency, including:

August 9, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $39 Million to Strengthen University-Led Nuclear Energy Research and Development

51 Projects Aim to Cut Carbon Pollution, Create Clean Energy Jobs and Strengthen America’s Nuclear Energy Industry