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December 24, 2013
EM’s December Newsletter Recaps Cold War Cleanup Accomplishments in 2013

On Dec. 19, EM completed demolition of the 4.8 million-square-foot Building K-25 at Oak Ridge, a milestone that capped a busy and successful 2013 for the Cold War cleanup program.

December 24, 2013
The Akuna customized model setup user environment contains NASA World Wind and LaGrit/Gridder in its toolset user interface. The High Performance Computing environment allows the user to do Single Run, Sensitivity Analysis, Parameter Estimation and Uncertainty Qualification.
ASCEM Project Achieves Major Milestone with Initial User Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM) Project has reached a major milestone at record pace with the release of the research and development branch of the ASCEM toolset.

December 20, 2013
First Annual Federal STEM Volunteer Fair

First Annual Federal STEM Volunteer Fair aims to match the needs of the STEM and educational community in the Washington, D.C., area with our federal workers who are seeking volunteer opportunities.

December 19, 2013
December 12, 2013 Business Opportunity Session Presentations

Download presentations below from our event on December 12, 2013, geared towards Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. If you have any questions, get in touch with our office at 202-586-7377 or

December 18, 2013
In celebration of Earth Day in April, elementary school students at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean, Virginia, learned about energy literacy by riding the Energy Department’s energy bike. The bike enabled students to pedal for power and experience the difference in physical effort necessary to power incandescent, compact fluorescent, and LED lighting.  This lesson highlighted  Energy Principle 4, which states that various sources of energy can be used to power human activities, and often this energy must be transferred from source to destination. <a href="">Check out</a> for more Energy Literacy lessons and activities.  | <em>Photo courtesy of Churchill Road Elementary School </em>
Photo Gallery: Energy Literacy in 2013

In 2013, the Energy Education & Workforce Development team worked with schools, non-profits, and non-governmental organizations to inspire students to understand energy's role in their lives and the world. View a photo gallery of some of the highlights from the past year and read about what's ahead in 2014.

December 17, 2013
Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Commercialize Cost-Effective Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced more than $7 million for projects that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster.

December 16, 2013
DOE Exercises Option for Mission Support Contract

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Energy (DOE) is extending Mission Support Alliance’s (MSA) contract for infrastructure and site services at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state by three years.

December 13, 2013
Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2014 and 2015 Annual Performance Plan

Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Performance Results and FY 2014-15 Annual Performance Plan

December 13, 2013
A photovoltaic system at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.  In 2012, cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity in the United States grew more than 83% compared to the previous year. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Fun Fact Friday: Geeking Out on Energy Data

Renewables such as solar and wind are the fastest growing energy generation technologies in America. In 2012, cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity grew more than 83% compared to the previous year and cumulative installed wind energy capacity rose nearly 28%. The impressive figures are just a few interesting nuggets from the Energy Department’s most recent Renewable Energy Data Book.