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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

July 21, 2016
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Federal and Private Sector Actions to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in the United States

Administration announces new actions geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road.

July 19, 2016
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative

Reposted from WhiteHouse.gov.

President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

July 19, 2016
Energy Department Releases Draft Updated Best Practices for Residential PACE Financing Programs

As part of the Obama Administration's Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released best practice guidelines for Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. PACE is an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency, solar, and related improvements.

July 15, 2016
Energy Department Invests $19 Million to Improve Efficiency of Nation’s Buildings

Projects Will Make Buildings Smarter, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Store Energy, Strengthen Insulation, and Harness the Sun for Lighting

July 14, 2016
Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Advance Algae-based Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department today announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields.

July 12, 2016
Energy Department Announces $14 Million to Advance Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $14 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen fuel technologies. Specifically, these selections include advanced high-temperature water splitting, advanced compression, and thermal insulation technologies.

July 12, 2016
Future Bioeconomy Supported by More Than One Billion Tons of Biomass Potential

Within 25 years, the United States could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits.

July 6, 2016
Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Performance and Durability and Hydrogen Storage Technologies

Today, the Energy Department (DOE) announced more than $13 million in funding for the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. These selected projects will leverage industry, university and laboratory expertise to accelerate American innovation in advanced hydrogen storage and fuel cell performance and durability.

June 27, 2016
Energy Department’s Interior Lighting Campaign nets $13.5 million in energy savings in first year; Green Lease Leaders add 1 billion square feet of commercial building space

The Energy Department today announced the results of this year’s Better Buildings Alliance technology and market campaigns. Through partnerships with public and private sector organizations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is working with interested landlords, tenants, and owners to adopt solutions that best meet the needs of their buildings for sustainable leasing and upgrades to indoor lighting.

June 23, 2016
Energy Department Announces Up to $70 Million for New REMADE in America Institute

The Energy Department is requesting proposals for a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on improving technologies and processes to achieve cost parity of recycled and waste materials with primary feedstocks, while improving material efficiency in manufacturing processes.

June 21, 2016
Energy Department Announces $23 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations

Today, the Energy Department announced $23 million in funding for 23 new projects led by small businesses to further develop clean energy technologies with a strong potential for commercialization and job creation.

June 20, 2016
FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing.

June 10, 2016
Energy Department Invests More than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting Research and Development

New projects designed to save consumers money and reduce energy consumption.

June 6, 2016
DOE Announces $22 Million in Funding to Accelerate the Development of Plug-In Electric Vehicles and Use of Other Sustainable Transportation Technologies

The Energy Department (DOE) announced $22 million to support research, development, and demonstration of innovative plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) and direct injection propane engine technologies, as well as community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles that operate on fuels such as biodiesel, electricity, E85, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane.

June 2, 2016
Energy Secretary Moniz Hosts Gathering of World’s Energy Ministers in San Francisco to Advance Technology Solutions, Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment

21 governments and European Union announce efforts to double clean energy R&D investments over five years to $30 billion per year.

May 27, 2016
The Ohio State University won year two of the four-year EcoCAR 3 Competition. |  Photo by Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition
The Ohio State University Defends Title, Wins Second Year of EcoCAR 3 Competition

Energy Department and General Motors crown The Ohio State University this year’s winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition.

May 26, 2016
Energy Department Announces Partnership with CoStar Group, Inc. to Expand Visibility of Energy-Efficient Buildings in U.S. Real Estate Marketplace

As part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the America's buildings, the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative today announced a partnership with CoStar Group, Inc., a provider of data and intelligence solutions to commercial real estate professionals, to expand the visibility of energy-efficient buildings in U.S. property markets and promote the benefits of energy efficiency for building owners and occupants.

May 25, 2016
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Business Structures for Financing Projects, the Technologist in Residence Pilot, 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.

May 24, 2016
Energy Department Awards Up to $4 Million for Projects to Recover Critical Materials from Geothermal Fluids

The Energy Department today announced four research and development (R&D) projects in California, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming that will receive up to $4 million in total funding to assess the occurrence of rare-earth minerals and other critical materials that may be dissolved in higher-temperature fluids associated with energy extraction.

May 20, 2016
Energy Department Announces Climate Action Champion, City of San Francisco, Embracing Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Today, the Energy Department's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced the city of San Francisco has been selected as the first Climate Action Champion to pursue hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for local transportation, in addition to new analysis projects by Strategic Analysis, Inc.

May 18, 2016
New Study Examines Progress toward SunShot Initiative Goals, Identifies Emerging Solar Energy R&D Opportunities for 2020 and Beyond

Energy Department releases the On the Path to SunShot reports, a series of eight research papers examining the state of the U.S. solar energy industry and the progress made to date toward the SunShot Initiative’s goal to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by 2020.

May 17, 2016
Energy Department Launches Five New Solar Ready Vets Training Locations, Announces $10 Million for National Solar Training Programs

Energy Department announces five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members for careers in the solar industry when they leave active duty, and awards $10 million to 10 new projects through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program, which was created to help meet the solar industry’s growing demand for well-qualified, highly skilled installers and other industry-related professionals.