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February 28, 2012
Roya Stanley (left) on a tour of the Snipes Academy of Arts and Design with the building's architect -- Thomas Hughes. Through interactive real-time energy data tools, Snipes students incorporate energy use data in their classroom projects and studies. | Photo Courtesy of the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance.
Taking a Tour of Wilmington's Energy-Efficient Spaces

All across Wilmington, North Carolina, sweeping energy-efficiency upgrades are making an impact.

February 21, 2012
The SunShot Incubator program invested $17.5 million in seven companies in its first round of funding -- and those companies have gone on to attract more than $1.6 billion of private financing as they develop and manufacture innovative solar technologies. | Image source: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission public filings.
New Ideas Spring from the SunShot Incubator

Over the past five years, the Energy Department’s SunShot Incubator program investments have helped get nearly 40 small businesses off the ground.

December 16, 2011
Jonathan Peters, a researcher at RTI International (an ARPA-E awardee), characterizes the water content of a bio-oil sample. | Courtesy of RTI International.
Move Over Flash Pyrolysis, There's a New Bioenergy Sheriff in Town

Catalytic biomass pyrolysis: there’s three words you don’t hear every day. But thanks to funding from ARPA-E, this new way to make biofuels could transform how we make transportation fuel.

December 13, 2011
CX-007475: Categorical Exclusion Determination

North Carolina Fuel Monitoring Initiative
CX(s) Applied: B5.1
Date: 12/13/2011
Location(s): North Carolina
Offices(s): National Energy Technology Laboratory

December 12, 2011
CX-007532: Categorical Exclusion Determination

North Carolina-County-Johnston
CX(s) Applied: B2.5, B5.1
Date: 12/12/2011
Location(s): North Carolina
Offices(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

December 8, 2011
CX-007402: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Carolinas Offshore Wind Integration Case Study
CX(s) Applied: A9
Date: 12/08/2011
Location(s): North Carolina, South Carolina
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

November 21, 2011
EPB’s $226 million Smart Grid Investment Grant project, part of the Energy Department's Recovery Act funding has allowed upgrades on its distribution system and the installation of “smart” switches and sensor equipment for 164 distribution circuits as well as the deployment of approximately 1500 smart switches system-wide. Thanks to these smart grid technologies, EPB saved thousands of hours of outage time for their consumers. | DoE photo
Lessons Learned: An Ongoing Dialogue About Smart Grid

Assistant Secretary Patricia Hoffman explains lessons learned from the recent Southeast peer-to-peer workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many of the attendees represented awardees from the Energy Department's Recovery Act programs, and while they demonstrated success in their work, there was a consistent theme of community involvement as essential to that success.

September 29, 2011
CX-006909: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Low-Cost Manufacturing of High-Capacity Prismatic Lithium-Ion Cell Alloy Anodes
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/29/2011
Location(s): California, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennesee
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

September 28, 2011
CX-006925: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development and Commercialization of a Novel Low-Cost Carbon Fiber
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/28/2011
Location(s): Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

September 28, 2011
CX-006934: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Alternative High-Performance Motors with Non-Rare Earth Materials
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/28/2011
Location(s): Colorado, Iowa, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy