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April 19, 2016
Uranium Mining and Milling near Rifle, Colorado

The small town of Rifle, Colorado, has an interesting history related to uranium and vanadium production. A mineral found near Rifle, called roscolite, contains both vanadium and uranium but was originally mined and milled for its vanadium content. Union Carbide Corporation began milling the ore in 1924 at what is now referred to as the Old Rifle mill site.

April 19, 2016
Preservationists Tour Historic Log Cabin at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Office

A working committee of local historic preservation specialists held their monthly meeting at the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management (LM) Grand Junction, Colorado, Office on February 2, 2016. The group also participated in a private tour of the site’s historic log cabin. The committee consists of representatives from the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, and the Museums of Western Colorado.

April 4, 2016
CX-100587 Categorical Exclusion Determination

H2 Refuel H-Prize Selection of Finalist
Award Number: NA
CX(s) Applied: A9
Fuel Cells Technology Office
Date: 04/04/2016
Location(s): CO
Office(s): Golden Field Office

March 21, 2016
Photo Courtesy | CET+Power
EERE Success Story-NREL Partners with Google in Little Box Challenge

Last month, Google and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced Belgium’s Red Electrical Devils (a team from CE+T Power) as the winner of the Little Box Challenge, a competition to invent smaller, more efficient inverters that connect solar power systems to the electric grid.

March 16, 2016
NREL Programmatic NEPA Determinations

NREL Programmatic NEPA Determinations

March 15, 2016
CX-100579 Categorical Exclusion Determination

NWTC Storage Area Grading Project; NREL Tracking No. 16-013
Award Number: DE-AC36-08GO28308
CX(s) Applied: B1.15
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date: 03/15/2016
Location(s): CO
Office(s): Golden Field Office

February 25, 2016
CX-100518 Categorical Exclusion Determination

PACE: Producing Algae for Coproducts and Energy
Award Number: DE-EE0007089
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 02/25/2016
Location(s): CO
Office(s): Golden Field Office

January 21, 2016
CX-014610: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Economically Viable and Environmentally Benign High Performance Technology to Recover Rare Earth Elements from Coal By-Products
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Date: 01/21/2016
Location(s): Colorado
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

January 11, 2016
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Solar Project Achieves Milestone

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has achieved a major milestone toward developing a roughly 1-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system that will generate energy equivalent to a 15% offset of the total energy usage at about 10 tribally owned buildings on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Ignacio, Colorado.

December 21, 2015
EERE Success Story—Colorado Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency

Historically, the U.S. dairy industry has been one of the most energy-intensive forms of agriculture. Colorado is at the forefront of the fight to increase energy efficiency in this sector.