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September 27, 2016
Better Buildings Initiative Expanding to Increase Efficiency of U.S. Laboratories

As part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator to advance energy efficiency in laboratory buildings owned and operated by universities, corporations, national laboratories, hospitals, and federal agencies.

September 27, 2016
Department of Energy Invests $1.2 Million to Advance National Lab Partnerships with Manufacturing Leaders

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the initial selections for the second cohort of the Technologist in Residence (TIR) Program.

September 26, 2016
Energy Department Launches Better Communities Alliance to Ignite Clean Energy Action in Cities and Counties Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Energy is launching the Better Communities Alliance (BCA), a new collaborative effort among 60 local governments, philanthropies, nonprofit organizations, and leading private companies to accelerate local clean energy progress across the country. The BCA was announced today by the White House during Smart Cities Week.

September 23, 2016
Energy Department’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program Has Saved $3 Billion in Energy Costs

30 New Partners in 2016 Raises Program’s Footprint to 11% of U.S. Manufacturers

September 15, 2016
Energy Department Launches Up to $30 Million Effort to Improve Solar Module Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced a new Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium, the Durable Module Materials (DuraMat) National Lab Consortium led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

September 14, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $107 Million for Innovative Projects and New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

Today the Energy Department announced up to $107 million in new projects and planned funding in order to support America's continued leadership in clean energy innovation through solar technology.

September 9, 2016
Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

Joint Strategy Follows Completion of America’s First Offshore Wind Farm, Showing Progress in American Offshore Wind Industry

August 31, 2016
Energy Department Recognizes The Wendy’s Company, and its Franchisee Wendco Group, For Leadership in Energy Performance

Restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy savings per sales transaction, and nearly $8,000 in savings annually.

August 31, 2016
Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

FORGE Funding Will Accelerate Development of Clean Energy from Geothermal Sources

August 30, 2016
Energy Department Announces $3.8 Million for Industry Access to World-Class Supercomputers

The Energy Department today announced $3.8 million for 13 projects to use high performance computing resources at the Department's national laboratories to improve manufacturing.

August 30, 2016
Energy Department Awards More Than $20 Million for Wave and Tidal Energy Projects

The Energy Department today announced 10 organizations selected to receive more than $20 million in funding for new research, development, and demonstration projects that advance and monitor marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems, which generate electricity from ocean waves and tidal currents.

August 24, 2016
Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver.

August 22, 2016
Energy Department Driving Clean Energy Development and Sustainable Solutions in 16 States

The Energy Department today awarded $5 million to 16 states to advance innovative approaches for clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions, and increase our nation's energy security and resiliency.

August 18, 2016
Energy Department Awards 43 new Business-Laboratory Collaborations under Small Business Vouchers Pilot

Today, the Energy Department announced 43 small businesses will participate in the second round of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. With vouchers in hand, these businesses can better leverage the world-class capabilities of the department's national laboratories and bring their next-generation clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster.

August 18, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Technology Innovation and International Hydrogen Infrastructure

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.

August 17, 2016
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Energy Department Reports Show Strong Growth of U.S. Wind Power

Continued low wind energy prices highlighted in annual state-of-the-industry market reports

August 16, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $40 Million for an Open-water Wave Energy Test Site

The Energy Department today announced up to $40 million in available funding, subject to congressional appropriations, to support the site selection, design, permitting, and construction of a national open-water, wave energy testing facility within U.S. federal or state waters. The Department anticipates the facility will contain at least three test berths to simultaneously and independently test wave energy devices.

August 16, 2016
Energy Department Announces $137 Million Investment in Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Efficiency

SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Selections to Accelerate the Development of Innovative Technologies

August 11, 2016
Energy Department Awards Nearly $1.3 Million to Encourage Data-Driven Local Energy Planning; Releases Research Results

In support of cities' efforts to reduce energy waste and greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of energy efficiency technologies, the Energy Department today selected three projects to help cities integrate energy analysis and data into their strategic decision making across all clean energy sectors.

August 2, 2016
Energy Department Announces $11.3 Million for MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today up to $11.3 million for three projects that support the development of biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can produce variable amounts of fuels and/or products based on external factors, such as market demand.

August 1, 2016
Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Accelerate Fuel and Engine Co-Optimization Technologies

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) announced today up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission engines as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative.

July 28, 2016
Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Novel Innovations in Solar Power Technologies

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy today announced a total of $11 million for 16 projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solutions in both photovoltaics (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP).

July 27, 2016
DOE Investing $11.5 Million to Advance Geologic Carbon Storage and Geothermal Exploration

The The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of eight new research and development projects to receive a total of $11.5 million in federal funding under DOE’s Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration Crosscut initiative.

July 26, 2016
Energy Department Releases New Hydropower Vision Report and $9.8 Million in Funding to Support the Future of Hydropower in the United States

Report Provides Roadmap for Sustainable Hydropower Growth in the United States through 2050, Expanding Hydropower and more than Doubling Pumped-Storage Capacity

July 22, 2016
Energy Department and American Public Power Association Sign Agreement to Accelerate Growth of Electric Vehicle Market

Memorandum of Understanding will help increase education and awareness of the benefits of EVs to public power utilities and local officials