Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Jonathan Elkind joined Pakistan’s Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reform, the Ministry Water and Power, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to announce the launch of a $3 million multi-agency technical assistance program designed to support Pakistan’s energy development efforts. The three-year Program, conducted in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development, will bring experts from the Department of Energy national laboratories together with Pakistani experts to develop strategies and resources for integrated energy planning, energy efficiency, and promoting private investment in renewable energy and integration.
The Department of Energy's Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis has just released a Request for Information (RFI) on critical materials in the energy sector. For DOE, critical materials are materials that are both important to energy technologies and at risk of supply disruption. The information received from the RFI will be used to update the analyses in DOE’s Critical Material Strategy Reports that were released in 2010 and 2011.
Last week, EcoCAR 3 students attended the Year Two Winter Workshop held at EcoCAR sponsor NXP’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. As the most recent Energy Department Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series, EcoCAR 3 is challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining its performance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EM rolled out a $6.1 billion budget request for fiscal year 2017. The request will provide the resources to maintain a safe and secure posture in the EM complex, and to continue moving forward with the country’s largest nuclear cleanup.
To hasten the development of innovative technologies, the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) FY17 budget request, announced today, focuses on further improving our infrastructure capabilities so that we can be more responsive to innovators who want us to establish a broader set of research, development and demonstration capabilities and to make those capabilities easier to access.
National laboratory researchers have entered the final phase of testing a next-generation drivetrain that will be less expensive, more reliable, and more efficient. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), combines innovations across the entire drivetrain system: gearbox, generator, and power converter.
According to project lead Jonathan Keller, senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the test results look good. The technology is meeting design projections and working as researchers thought it would.