(Washington, DC)—October 8, 2015, The National Environmental Justice Conference, Inc. (NEJC) positions themselves for another successful event as the 2015 National Environmental Justice Conference & Training Program approaches.
As part of its Youth/Emerging Leaders Summit, the 2015 National Environmental Justice Conference and Training Program (NEJC) planners are inviting individuals or groups, ages 15 to 25, to submit PowerPoint or Video presentations, not to exceed fifteen (15) minutes in length, related to environmental justice in their respective communities. Each PowerPoint or Video presentation should include the submitter’s name(s), affiliation, and full contact information. Additional rules and requirements are attached.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Plan, outlining the necessary steps to resume operations at the transuranic waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M. WIPP operations were suspended following an underground truck fire and a radiological release earlier this year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Kingdom’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) met with senior members of EM and DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) recently to amend a landmark Statement of Intent to include the NNL in collaborations on radioactive waste and nuclear materials cleanup and management.
Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home in Bellingham, WA, that achieves HERS 43 without PV or HERS 13 with 3.2 kW of PV. The 1,055-ft2 two-story production home has 6-in. SIP walls, a 10-in. SIP roof, and ICF foundation walls with R-20 high-density rigid EPS foam under the slab. A single ductless heat pump heats and cools the home, which also gets passive solar heating from south-facing triple-pane windows that heat a concrete slab floor plus a connected greenhouse.
Case study of a DOE Zero Energy Ready home on Whidbey Island, WA, that scores HERS 37 without PV or HERS -13 with 10 kW PV, enough to power the home and an electric car. The two-story custom home has ICF below-grade walls, 6.5-inch SIP above-grade walls, a 10.25-in. SIP roof, and triple-pane windows. The home has a ground-source heat pump provides radiant floor heat plus passive solar heating from large south-facing windows and bare concrete slabs for the first and second floors.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host the FY 2015 Small Business Kick-Off Forum at the DOE's Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave SW, on October 22, 2014.