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October 12, 2011
Mentoring and Educating to Increase Diversity in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math

"The next two decades of global diversity and inclusion will present unprecedented opportunities and challenges," began the description of one of yesterday's panels at the 2011 National Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference. 

September 29, 2011
EA-1869: Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact

General Motors LLC, Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative White Marsh, Maryland (September 2011)

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
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 Application White Marsh, Maryland and Wixom, Michigan

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."