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July 23, 2013
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently developed a new smart occupancy sensor that adds optics to what had only been a motion detection before. The new sensor combines an inexpensive camera with a high-speed microprocessor and algorithms to detect movement and human presence in a room with an accuracy of more than 90 percent -- an advancement that could lead to enormous energy savings in commercial buildings. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
R&D 100: Smart Sensors Mean Energy Savings

As part of our coverage on this year's R&D 100 awards, we're profiling a new smart sensor developed by NREL researchers that could help commercial buildings save on lighting and ventilation costs.

July 16, 2013
Workshop guest speaker Bill Cornelius of Oneida Seven Generations Corporation discussed the tribal renewable energy project development and finance process in action. Photo by John De La Rosa, NREL
Workshop Helps Empower Tribes to Make Renewable Energy Project Development Decisions

Twenty participants from 13 Tribes participated in a Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop hosted by the Office of Indian Energy July 9-11.

July 12, 2013
Community- and Facility-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

Presented by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program with support from DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this interactive workshop will walk participants through five steps to help Tribes understand the process for and potential pitfalls of developing community- and facility-scale renewable energy projects. Attendees will learn how the development of a renewable energy project could further a Tribe’s goals, and hear from other Tribes about their experiences.

June 28, 2013
EIS-0450: EPA Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

TransWest Express 600 kV Direct Current Transmission Project in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada

June 21, 2013
This week, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) opened the Energy Systems Integration Facility, a new research center in Golden, Colorado, that will help boost the integration of clean energy technologies into the electricity grid. In the photo, NREL scientists Michael Crowley and Antti-Pekka Hynninen display some of the formulas they developed to speed calculations done by the software tool CHARMM by several orders of magnitude. Using NREL's new petascale supercomputer housed in the Energy Systems Integration Facility, they can simulate the motions of thousands of atoms, leading to greater understanding of how molecular models work. Want to learn more about the new research center? <a href="/articles/slideshow-tour-national-renewable-energy-lab-s-latest-research-center" target="_blank">Take a tour of the Energy Systems Integration Facility here</a>. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
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June 20, 2013
Energy Department, NREL Announce New Research Center to Boost Clean Energy Technologies on a Smarter Grid

First Industry Partner, Advanced Energy Industries, Begins Testing Next Generation Solar Inverters

June 18, 2013
EIS-0400: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO

June 18, 2013
6 Million Tons of Mill Tailings Removed From DOE Moab Project Site

(Grand Junction, CO) ― Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 6 million tons of uranium mill tailings have been shipped from Moab, Utah, under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project to an engineered disposal cell near Crescent Junction, Utah.

May 30, 2013
Fifth graders learn about cleaning up groundwater at the Children’s Water Festival.
Kids Clean Up ‘Polluted’ Groundwater at Festival

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Every spring, about 2,500 fifth graders in western Colorado participate in the Children’s Water Festival — two fun-filled days of discoveries about water.

May 28, 2013
EIS-0472: Re-Opening of the Public Comment Period

Draft Uranium Leasing Program PEIS, Mesa, Montrose, and San Miguel Counties, Colorado