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September 22, 2011
CX-006988: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Use of Ultraviolet or Electron Beam Curing Technology to Significantly Reduce Cost to Manufacture Lithium-Ion Batteries
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/22/2011
Location(s): Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Tennessee
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

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 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 12, 2011
EA-1723: Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment

General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative

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

June 24, 2011
Old and new views of the heliosheath. Red and blue spirals are the gracefully curving magnetic field lines of orthodox models. New data from Voyager add a magnetic froth (inset) to the mix. | Courtesy of NASA
Geek-Up[6.24.11]: The End of Our Solar System is Bubbly

The Cray XT4 supercomputer at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) is helping to explain the froth of apparent "bubbles."

May 9, 2011
CX-005824: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Grants to Promote Mid-size Renewables at Private and Government Buildings - Ocean Landings
CX(s) Applied: A1, B5.1
Date: 05/09/2011
Location(s): Berlin, Maryland
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

May 2, 2011
EA-1723: Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment

General Motors LLC Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative White Marsh, Maryland

May 2, 2011
CX-005748: Categorical Exclusion Determination

New Reactor Technology for Hydro processing Bio-oils to Produce Gasoline, Diesel and Jet Fuel
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 05/02/2011
Location(s): Maryland
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office