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February 8, 2016
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Energy Department Announces $21 Million to Lower Solar Energy Deployment Barriers

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $21 million in new funding to lower solar energy deployment barriers and expand access to solar energy to all Americans.

February 4, 2016
City and State Partners Announced in the Better Buildings SEED Platform Collaborative

As part of the Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department today featured 12 new partnerships with cities, counties, and states to unlock the power of building energy performance data for the purposes of informing decision making on energy efficiency opportunities in their local communities.

January 27, 2016
Energy Department Investment Drives Clean Energy Innovation at Federal Facilities

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $2.85 million in funding for four projects that will advance the development of renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government.

January 25, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Planning for Tribal Economic Development and Water Efficiency and Energy Savings

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce.

January 21, 2016
Energy Department Announces $58 Million to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Secretary Moniz Continues Obama Administration Commitment to American Auto Industry, Releases Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Report on DOE Successes

January 20, 2016
Crowds gather at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 village in October. Today, the Energy Department announced the 16 collegiate teams selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. | Photo by Thomas Kelsey, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Energy Department Announces 16 Collegiate Teams to Compete in Solar Decathlon 2017

Teams will now begin the nearly two-year process of building solar-powered houses that are affordable, innovative and highly energy-efficient.

January 19, 2016
Energy Department Announces $18 Million to Develop Solar Energy Storage Solutions, Boost Grid Resiliency

As part of the Energy Department’s Grid Modernization Initiative announced by Secretary Ernest Moniz last week to improve the resiliency, reliability and security of the nation’s electrical power grid, DOE today announced $18 million in funding for six new projects across the United States.

January 14, 2016
CABINET IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Grid Modernization Fact Sheet

In the days immediately following the State of the Union, Cabinet officials are embarking on the “State of the Union: Cabinet In Your Community” road tour to engage Americans in small towns, big cities and Indian country about the advancements the Administration has made on the most important issues facing the American people, as well as the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Secretary Moniz headed down to Florida to talk about Grid Modernization. Learn more about our nation's electric grid in this fact sheet.

January 14, 2016
Grid Modernization Initiative releases multi-year plan and awards funding for groundbreaking DOE-wide Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium. | Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department
DOE Announces $220 Million in Grid Modernization Funding

Grid Modernization Initiative Releases Multi-Year Plan and Awards Funding for Groundbreaking DOE-Wide Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium

December 28, 2015
Energy Department Awards $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements.

December 17, 2015
New efficiency standards expected to save more energy than any other standard issued by the Energy Department to date.
Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History

With new efficiency standards, businesses are expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885 million metric tons.

December 14, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Funding for Small Clean Energy Businesses, the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.  Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required.

Upcoming Webinars

December 15:  Live Webinar on Funding for Small Clean Energy Businesses

Webinar Sponsor: SBIR Program

December 14, 2015
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter welcomed teams to Philadelphia, which he is trying to make the "Greenest City in America"
Seven Teams Win Big at Catalyst Energy Innovation Demo Day

The Energy Department today announced the seven winners of the second round of the Catalyst Energy Innovation Prize Demo Day, which were chosen out of 19 finalist startups. Each of the contestants faced a diverse panel of judges and an audience of nearly 100 local and regional innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors as they demonstrated their energy software solutions in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 10th. Winners will receive up to $100,000 each to help advance their early-stage solutions toward commercialization.

December 11, 2015
Energy Department Announces $35 Million to Advance Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department today announced up to $35 million in available funding to advance hydrogen and fuel cell technologies that will reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and cut harmful carbon emissions. As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, this funding will accelerate American innovation in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by supporting research and development, early market deployments, and domestic manufacturing.

December 10, 2015
DOE Announces Webinar on EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.  Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required.

Upcoming Webinar

December 17:  Live Webinar on EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge

Webinar Sponsor: Vehicle Technologies Office

November 30, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Reducing Energy Use in Buildings, Integrating Bioenergy into the Classroom, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

November 23, 2015
Energy Department Announces Six Clean Energy Projects through Partnership with Israel

U.S. Department of Energy and Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources announce $5.1 million for six newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development Energy program.

November 17, 2015
Energy Department Welcomes Department of Transportation as New Workplace Charging Challenge Partner

Today, the Energy Department is welcoming the Department of Transportation (DOT) as a partner in its Workplace Charging Challenge, which aims to make workplace charging for plug-in electric vehicles available to employees across the country.

November 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces Nearly $23 Million in Awards to Bring New Solar Technologies to Market

In support of President Obama’s comprehensive efforts to combat climate change and develop low-carbon alternatives to traditional electricity sources, the Energy Department today announced $22.7 million for 23 projects that will significantly reduce the costs for solar energy systems across a variety of technologies.

November 13, 2015
<a href="/node/1382076">2015 Revolution…Now report </a> details the state of several clean energy technologies in the U.S. that provide technology solutions to climate change.  | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo
Secretary Moniz Announces Clean Energy Technologies are Accelerating in the U.S. Marketplace According to New Revolution…Now Report

Secretary Moniz Announces Clean Energy Technologies are Accelerating in the U.S. Marketplace According to New Revolution…Now Report

November 13, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study, EPA’s Clean Power Plan and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.  Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Upcoming Webinars

November 17:  Live Webinar on the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study 

Webinar Sponsor: Wind and Water Technology Office 

November 9, 2015
Energy Department Launches New Data-Driven Initiative to Help Cities, States Advance Building Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced the launch of the SEED Collaborative, a strategic effort to help cities and states manage building energy performance data and identify opportunities for efficiency improvements in their jurisdictions.

November 4, 2015
Energy Department Announces Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program National Evaluation Results

The Energy Department announced today the results of a major national evaluation of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

October 29, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes Arby’s Restaurant Group for Leadership in Energy Performance

Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. flagship restaurant in Atlanta achieves 38 percent energy savings.

October 26, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Bioproducts in the Federal Bioeconomy, Tribal Energy Financing Models, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.