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January 15, 2016
DOE Announces $11 Million for Seven New Projects to Test New Options for Optimal Efficiency of the U.S. Electric Grid

ARPA-E’s GRID DATA Projects will Develop Innovative Models and Data Repositories to Improve Transmission and Distribution of Electricity on the U.S. Electric Grid

January 15, 2016
Energy Department Announces New Investments in Advanced Nuclear Power Reactors to Help Meet America’s Carbon Emission Reduction Goal

In support of the Administration’s goal to produce more carbon-free energy, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of two companies, X-energy and Southern Company, to further develop advanced nuclear reactor designs. These awards, with a multi-year cost share of up to $80 million for both companies, will support work to address key technical challenges to the design, construction, and operation of next generation nuclear reactors.

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

January 5, 2016
Energy Department selects Battelle team for a deep borehole field test in North Dakota

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected a Battelle Memorial Institute-led team to drill a test borehole of over 16,000 feet into a crystalline basement rock formation near Rugby, North Dakota.

January 5, 2016
Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra to Lead Energy Department’s Clean Energy Investment Center

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces that Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra will be the first Director of the Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC), located within the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT).

December 22, 2015
Energy Department Fuels the Future of NASA Missions
U.S. Demonstrates Production of Fuel for Missions to the Solar System and Beyond

The first U.S. production in nearly 30 years of a specialized fuel to power future deep space missions has been completed by researchers at the Department of Energy‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee.

December 17, 2015
Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Joins U.S. Department of Energy and MIT Energy Initiative Program to Advance Women’s Leadership in Clean Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University is joining the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) to support implementation of the DOE-led U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) program to advance women’s participation and leadership in clean energy.

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 13, 2015
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Statement on Conclusion of COP21 Climate Negotiations

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the conclusion of the COP21 climate change negotiations:

“This agreement shows that the world is ready to move towards an innovative era of reductions in heat-trapping emissions that will put us on a path to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. President Obama, Secretary Kerry, and the entire U.S. negotiating team showed leadership, not just at these talks in Paris, but for the months and years of groundwork that was necessary to reach this day.