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February 13, 2015
EIS-0486: EPA Notice of Public Comment Period Extension

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project

January 13, 2015
Evolution of a Groundwater Treatment System—Rocky Flats, Colorado, Site

A project to reconfigure the East Trenches Plume Treatment System (ETPTS) at the Rocky Flats site, to improve treatment effectiveness and meet the strict water quality standards in the area, is scheduled to be completed in January 2015. The ETPTS was installed in 1999. The system was designed to intercept and treat groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents, chemicals commonly used in dry cleaning and to clean tools. At Rocky Flats, the solvents were used primarily as degreasers and lathe and machining coolants.

January 13, 2015
Thinking Outside the Box: Materials Reuse—Durango, Colorado, Site

When the permeable reactive barrier treatment system associated with the Durango disposal cell toe drain was removed in 2010, the perimeter fence was also removed and the materials were stockpiled outside of the evaporation pond fence line. Plans at the time were to eventually recycle the materials.

December 23, 2014
EA-1968: Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) South Table Mountain (STM) Campus Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, Colorado

December 19, 2014
EIS-0486: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project

December 10, 2014
Advanced Supply System Validation Workshop

The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is hosting the Advanced Supply System Validation Workshop on February 3-4, 2015, in Golden, Colorado. The purpose of the workshop is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to examine, discuss, and validate analysis assumptions used to move beyond current feedstock supply systems designed to support the agriculture and forestry industries. Participants will discuss assumptions relating to volume and transportation logistics, biomass quality, and operational risks.

December 3, 2014
December 3, 2014 SEAB Meeting

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board met at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on December 3, 2014 in Golden, Colorado.

November 26, 2014
Debris from the former mill buildings at the Moab site is excavated from the mill tailings pile.
Moab Project Exceeds 5 Years of Operations Without Lost-Time Injury, Illness

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – It has been more than five years since workers on the Moab Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project in Utah had a lost-time injury or illness. This represents roughly 2.2 million hours of safe work.

November 4, 2014
USDA Rural Small Business Connection Event

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will host Rural Small Business Connections, providing small businesses with networking sessions and opportunities to build capacity and do business with USDA and other Federal agencies.

October 30, 2014
Raising the Bar for Quality PV Modules

Since the development and codification of testing standards for PV modules requires a lengthy multiyear process, Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative and National Renewable Energy Laboratory worked together on an accelerated schedule for nine months in 2013 to develop a voluntary standard that goes beyond current test protocols to qualify superior PV modules.