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February 27, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Adding Solar to Your Building Portfolio, How to Use DOE’s Newest Facilities, 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. View this week's webinars.

February 27, 2014
Energy Department Announces Outdoor Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

The 2013 Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Design Competition outdoor lighting category winners were announced Wednesday night at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California. The competition, sponsored by the Energy Department, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers, was launched in 2008 to promote excellence in the design of energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) commercial lighting fixtures, or “luminaires.”

February 25, 2014
President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

The President announces new steps in partnership with the private sector to boost advanced manufacturing, strengthen our capabilities for defense, and attract the types of high-quality jobs that a growing middle class requires.

February 24, 2014
Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems into the Market

In support President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critical underground reservoir properties as they change over time.

February 20, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Strategic Energy Planning, the Successful Commissioning of Refrigeration Systems, 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. View this week's webinars.

February 14, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Lower Cost of Geothermal Energy and Boost U.S. Supply of Critical Materials

The Energy Department today announced $3 million for research and development to help grow U.S. low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources and support a domestic supply of critical materials, such as lithium carbonate and rare earth elements.

February 13, 2014
Energy Department Announces Student Teams, Location for Solar Decathlon 2015

At an event today in Irvine, Calif., U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will announce the 20 collegiate teams selected to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 and unveil the competition’s location.

February 12, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Forecasting Metrics, the DOE Wind Vision, 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.

February 12, 2014
U.S. Utility-Scale Solar 60 Percent Towards Cost-Competition Goal

Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Support U.S. Solar Manufacturing

February 6, 2014
NASCAR and Sprint Join Energy Department’s Workplace Charging Challenge

Installing 34 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Locations Across the Country

February 5, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Natural Gas for Biomass Technologies, Additive Manufacturing for Fuel Cells, 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.

February 3, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies to Cut Consumers’ Utility Bills

As Part of Climate Action Plan, Standards to Reduce Harmful Carbon Pollution

February 3, 2014
Energy Department Announces $12 Million for Technologies to Produce Renewable Carbon Fiber from Biomass

The Energy Department today announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

January 31, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Real Time Energy Management, Solar Forecasting Metrics, 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.

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Identify New Geothermal Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $3 million to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway analysis. This technique identifies prospective geothermal resources in areas with no obvious surface expression by mapping the most favorable intersections of heat, permeability, and fluid. While commonly used in oil and gas exploration, play fairway analysis is not yet widely used in the geothermal industry.

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces Funding to Access Higher Quality Wind Resources and Lower Costs

The Energy Department today announced $2 million to help efficiently harness wind energy using taller towers. These projects will help strengthen U.S. wind turbine component manufacturing, reduce the cost of clean and renewable wind energy, and expand the geographic range of cost-effective wind power in the United States. This effort supports the Energy Department's broader Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative to increase the efficiency of the U.S.

January 30, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

As part of the Energy Department’s efforts to develop efficiency standards that cut carbon pollution and save money by saving energy, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixtures.

January 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Identify New Geothermal Resources

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced $3 million
to spur geothermal energy development using play fairway
analysis. This technique identifies prospective geothermal
resources in areas with no obvious surface expression by
mapping the most favorable intersections of heat,
permeability, and fluid. While commonly used in oil and gas
exploration, play fairway analysis is not yet widely used in
the geothermal industry. By improving success rates for
exploration drilling, this data-mapping tool could help
attract investment in geothermal energy projects and
significantly lower the costs of geothermal energy.

January 29, 2014
Los Angeles Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to work with state and local governments to deploy smart policies that drive investment and create jobs, the Energy Department recognized the city of Los Angeles, Calif., for its leadership in the Department’s Better Buildings Challenge.

January 27, 2014
Statement by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on 2013 Solar Jobs Census

Secretary Moniz issued a statement on the 2013 Solar Jobs Census.

January 24, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, 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.

January 23, 2014
Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

To help the nations future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs continue to advance the wind industry, the Energy Department (DOE) established the first ever DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.

January 22, 2014
Secretary Moniz Announces Nearly $50 Million to Advance High-Tech, Fuel Efficient American Autos

At the Washington Auto Show U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

January 17, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices, Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities, 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.

January 15, 2014
President Obama Announces New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The President today will announce new steps with the private sector to strengthen the manufacturing sector, boost advanced manufacturing, and attract the good paying jobs that a growing middle class requires.