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December 22, 2015
Highly efficient Building America test house in Russellville, AL. Photo Courtesy: Levy Partnership
EERE Success Story—Performance Improvements for Factory-Built Homes

The ARIES Collaborative, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building America research team, recently developed and evaluated methods to reduce energy use in factory-built housing, as compared to best practice HUD-code construction. The results of this research prove that it is technically feasible to construct factory-built homes to be up to 50% more energy efficient for nominal increased cost. 

December 16, 2015
Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Workshop

The DOE Office of Indian Energy, with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is offering an interactive workshop at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino in Rancho Mirage, California, that that will walk participants through the process for developing community-scale renewable energy projects on tribal lands.

December 15, 2015
Paul Thomsen, Director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy, announces the new Nevada Electric Highway Joint Initiative in Carson City, Nevada. He was joined at the event by Carson City Mayor Bob Crowell, left, NV Energy CEO Paul Caudill, and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. The Initiative received financial support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program.
EERE Success Story—Nevada Strengthens Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on Major U.S. Highway

In June, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy and the local utility NV Energy announced the Nevada Electric Highway joint initiative, an effort to facilitate electric vehicle (EV) transportation on U.S. Route 95. The roadway connects the two major urban centers in the state, Las Vegas and Reno.

December 11, 2015

GRC Annual Meeting & GEA GEOEXPO+ October 23-26, Sacramento, California, USA

December 7, 2015
CX-014546: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Malin-Round Mountain Emergency Off-Right-Of-Way Tree Removal
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 12/07/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Sierra Nevada Region

December 2, 2015
EUCI Renewable Energy Development on Tribal Lands Conference

The Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) is hosting a two-day conference on key considerations when designing tribal projects to improve feasibility, assess risks and opportunities of active versus passive tribal participation in energy transactions, identify unique legal issues, and more.

October 20, 2015
January 26, 2016 - SEAB Meeting


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Joint BioEnergy Institute
5885 Hollis Street, 4th Floor
Emeryville, CA 94608


9:30 – 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks and Future SEAB Activities
Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy

10:00 – 10:30 AM
Status Updates: Current SEAB Task Force

October 20, 2015
EERE Success Story—BETO Project Improves Production of Renewable Chemical from Cellulosic Feedstocks

Renewable chemical company Genomatica made significant progress toward increasing the range of feedstocks that can be used to commercially produce high-quality bio-based chemicals, in a project funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Genomatica improved the biochemical conversion of cellulosic sugars to 1,4-butanediol (BDO), a chemical used in products such as hard plastics used in computer keyboards, Invista’s Lycra® spandex, and high-performance fabrics.

October 19, 2015
CX-014735: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Scientific Research Related to the Predictive Science Strategic Academic Alliances Program II (PSAAP) at University of California, Santa Barbara
CX(s) Applied: A1, A9, B3.6
Date: 10/19/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): NNSA-Headquarters

October 19, 2015
Ryan Davis and Sandia National Laboratories colleagues have developed a method to recycle critical and costly algae cultivation nutrients phosphate and nitrogen. Photo by Dino Vournas.
EERE Success Story—Sandia Algae Researchers Cut Costs with Improved Nutrient Recycling

Algae are a promising source of renewable biofuels and bioproducts, and researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, are taking a step toward realizing the promise of sustainable, cost-effective algal biofuels for the American public.