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January 22, 2015
Blue Lake Rancheria—Forging a Path toward Climate Resiliency

The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is one of 16 communities selected as Climate Action Champions by the Obama Administration in December for exceptional work in response to climate change.

January 16, 2015
EERE Success Story—Zero Energy Ready Home Program: Race to Zero Student Design Competition

In April 2014, twenty-eight college and university teams from the U.S. and Canada participated in the inaugural U.S. Department of Energy’s Challenge Home Student Design Competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado.

January 16, 2015
CX-013325: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development of Advanced High-Performance Batteries for 12V Start-Stop Vehicles
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 01/16/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

January 16, 2015
CX-013355: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Black Mountain Communications Facility Rebuild Project
CX(s) Applied: B1.19
Date: 01/16/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

January 14, 2015
Eighth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities

The Eighth Annual National Conference on Health Disparities was held November 5 through 8, 2014, in Long Beach, California. Like past conferences, it focused on policies and programs to reduce health disparities. However, the 2014 session saw one panel address a new topic—the impact of health issues, including disparities, on our nation’s military personnel and national security.

January 13, 2015
EERE Success Story—Advancing Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

H2USA, a public-private partnership, was co-launched by DOE and industry partners to promote advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy options for consumers. Through H2USA, industry and government partners will focus on identifying actions to encourage early adopters of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) by conducting coordinated technical and market analysis, and evaluating alternative fueling infrastructure that can enable cost reductions and economies of scale. 

January 12, 2015
EERE Success Story—Better Buildings Challenge: Looking Back at 2014

The Better Buildings Challenge, a DOE leadership initiative, had unprecedented growth and took on new challenges in 2014.

January 9, 2015
CX-013356: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Blythe-Knob 161 Kilovolt Cross Arm Replacements, Mile 0 to 7
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 01/09/2015
Location(s): California
Offices(s): Western Area Power Administration-Desert Southwest Region

November 14, 2014
Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held from December 7–9, 2014, in San Diego, California, at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. Bringing together representatives from various countries all around the Pacific Rim, this event will focus on the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Glenn Doyle, BETO's Deployment & Demonstration Technology Manager, will be moderating and speaking at a session on entitled "Utilizing Strategic Partnerships to Grow Your Business" on December 9.

October 30, 2014
EERE Success Story—SunShot Award Helps Solar Tracking Company Expand Internationally

SunShot Incubator awardee QBotix, which harnesses the power of robotic tracking to optimize solar plant operation, is working to reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) tracking technology by consolidating many trackers into an individual robot that can travel from tracker to tracker to make adjustments.