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May 15, 2014
Commercial-Scale Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance Workshop

The DOE Office of Indian Energy and the Tribal Energy Program, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, are hosting an interactive workshop that will walk participants through the process for and potential pitfalls of developing commercial-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands. Whether small or large, the goal of a commercial-scale project is to generate revenue for the Tribe, and the electricity is sold off the reservation. Examples include a solar field or a wind farm.

May 15, 2014
Federal Energy Management Program Director Dr. Timothy Unruh (fourth from left) with Air Force Academy staff and students. The Air Force Academy team won a DOE Excellence in Energy Award for their microgrid design that featured two biomass-fired combined heat & power facilities, fuel cells, and a complex load management scheme. |  Photo courtesy of Air Force Academy
Excellence in Energy Awards: Military Academies Leading by Example

Federal Energy Management Program honors military academies with DOE Excellence in Energy Award for innovative capstone engineering design projects.

May 14, 2014
EA-1914: Finding of No Significant Impact

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, Colorado

May 14, 2014
EA-1914: Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) Site-Wide Environmental Assessment, Golden, Colorado

May 12, 2014
DOE Issues Record of Decision for the Uranium Leasing Program

In a Record of Decision (ROD) published in the Federal Register today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has decided to continue management of the Uranium Leasing Program (ULP) for 31 lease tracts for the next 10 years.  DOE’s decision is consistent with its preferred alternative identified in the Final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final ULP PEIS) (DOE/EIS-0472).  

May 12, 2014
EIS-0472: Record of Decision

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

May 1, 2014
EERE Success Story—Colorado: Energy Modeling Products Support Energy Efficiency Projects

Xcel Energy, a Minnesota-based utility that supplies electricity and natural gas to eight states, employed two EERE-developed products in developing a program management tool for its Energy Design Assistance (EDA) program. Through EDA, Xcel provides energy consulting services to construction projects to encourage efficient energy use.

April 29, 2014
Inspiring and Building the Next Generation of Residential Energy Professionals

Energy Department's Challenge Home Student Design Competition aims to inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs to design homes that meet requirements for zero energy ready performance that are affordable and market-ready.

April 25, 2014
Superior Ecotech's  technology uses algae to convert carbon dioxide resulting from brewing beer into omega-3 oils, which lowers carbon emissions for craft breweries. The team’s long-term goal is to use its algae oils to produce clean, cost-effective, and renewable biofuels. | Photo courtesy of Superior Ecotech
Superior Ecotech Wins University of Colorado Cleantech New Venture Challenge

Competing on its home turf, Superior Ecotech won the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Cleantech New Venture Challenge—one of six regional contests that make up the Energy Department's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 23, 2014
CX-012008: Categorical Exclusion Determination

National Wind Technology Center Acoustic Propagation Testing
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 04/23/2014
Location(s): Colorado
Offices(s): Golden Field Office