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August 31, 2015
CX-100344 Categorical Exclusion Determination

OpACT Solar Business Analytics
Award Number: DE-EE0007198
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
Solar Energy Technologies Office
Date: 08/31/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

August 31, 2015
CX-100347 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Software for automatic utility data collection for solar proposals
Award Number: DE-EE0007184
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
Solar Energy Technologies Office
Date: 08/31/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

August 25, 2015
CX-014741: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Scientific Research Related to the Predictive Science Strategic Academic Alliances Program II (PSAAP) at University of California, San Diego
CX(s) Applied: A1, A0, B3.6
Date: 08/25/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): NNSA-Headquarters

August 20, 2015
Building America Whole-House Solutions for New Homes: High-Performance Ducts in Hot-Dry Climates

The Alliance for Residential Building Innovation worked with Pacific Gas & Electric Company to implement various high-performance duct strategies, including ducts located fully within conditioned space, ducts in sealed attics, and a “high-performance attic” that adds insulation to the roof deck of a normally vented attic.

August 17, 2015
CX-013996: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Field Studies to include Installing Groundwater Monitoring Wells, Obtaining Groundwater and Sediment Samples, Land Surveys, Measuring Surface Water Discharge, and Conducting Miscellaneous Field Activities Near the Former Riverton, Wyoming, Processing Site
CX(s) Applied: B3.1
Date: 08/17/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Legacy Management

August 13, 2015
CX-100335 Categorical Exclusion Determination

THF Co-Solvent Biomass Fractionation to Catalytic Fuel Precursors with High Yields
Award Number: DE-EE0007006
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 08/13/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

August 12, 2015
CX-100328 Categorical Exclusion Determination

Engineering Thermophiles to Produce Drop-In Biofuels from Syngas
Award Number: DE-EE0007008
CX(s) Applied: A9, B3.6
Bioenergy Technologies Office
Date: 08/12/2015
Location(s): CA
Office(s): Golden Field Office

July 23, 2015
REopt models the complex interactions of multiple thermal and electrical technologies, including photovoltaics, operating concurrently. (Photo Credit U.S. Marine Corps)
EERE Success Story—FEMP Completes 2000th Renewable Energy Optimization Screening

NREL's Renewable Energy Optimization (REopt) tool, developed through FEMP funding, is a screening tool that identifies and prioritizes cost-effective renewable energy opportunities at a single site or across a portfolio of sites. Early in 2015, REopt screened its 2000th federal facility across 18 federal agencies, providing valuable analysis that is directly leading to renewable energy development and deployment across the federal government.

July 21, 2015
The photovoltaic array on top of the U.S. Department of Energy headquarters. (Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Energy)
EERE Success Story—FEMP Assists White House in Setting GHG Reduction Target for Federal Government

Earlier this year, EERE’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provided key data and analytical support to the White House Council on Environmental Quality to determine the government-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target. As the scorekeeper for federal agency energy performance data, FEMP is uniquely positioned to project the government’s future path in a clean energy economy. In its support to the White House, FEMP assessed the GHG mitigation impact of achieving the key goals for 2025 contained in the Executive Order (EO) including:

July 9, 2015
EERE Success Story—Uncle Sam Turns to SAM for Solar Modeling

When it comes to making performance predictions and cost-of-energy estimates for grid-connected power projects, you can trust SAM to make it happen. SAM, or the System Advisor Model, is a performance and financial analysis tool funded by the SunShot Initiative that was built based on computer models developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and other organizations.