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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.

January 15, 2014
FACTSHEET: Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The Obama Administration announces the selection of North Carolina State University to lead a public-private manufacturing innovation institute for next generation power electronics.

January 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Updates to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, a Student Design Contest for Hydrogen Infrastructure, 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.

January 10, 2014
Help Design the Hydrogen Fueling Station of Tomorrow

University students can join the Energy Department-supported Hydrogen Education Foundation's Hydrogen Student Design Contest to plan and design a drop-in fueling station.

January 9, 2014
Energy Department Updates Home Energy Scoring Tool for Advancing Residential Energy Performance

As part of the Energy Department's commitment to helping families across the U.S. save money by saving energy, the Department announced today its first major software update to the Home Energy Scoring Tool, developed by the Department's Building Technologies Office and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

January 6, 2014
Energy Department Announces $3 Million to Support Clean Energy Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The Energy Department today announced $3 million to support clean energy business incubators that provide critical services to entrepreneurs and small businesses and accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

December 20, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Kick-Starting an Energy Management Program, SunShot Incubator Projects, and More

DOE announces three EERE webinars for the first half of January.

December 19, 2013
Energy Dept. Reports: U.S. Fuel Cell Market Production and Deployment Continues Strong Growth

The Energy Department released three new reports showcasing strong growth across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market – continuing America’s leadership in clean energy innovation and providing U.S. businesses more affordable, cleaner transportation and power options.

December 18, 2013
Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

The Energy Department announced more than $7 million for projects that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster.

December 17, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award Competition

The Energy Department today announced that the General Services Administration’s (GSA) United States Court House in Wichita, Kansas is the winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award.

December 17, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award Competition

The Energy Department today announced that the General Services Administration's (GSA) United States Court House in Wichita, Kansas is the winner of the 2013 Better Buildings Federal Award.

December 12, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Engaging Students in Energy, Challenges in Hydrogen Infrastructure, and More

See information about webinars on engaging students in energy, hydrogen infrastructure challenges, kick-starting your energy management program, and more.