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December 5, 2012
West Valley Demonstration Project has a reputation for strong community involvement. Pictured here are the volunteers who distributed food to seven food banks.
EM Employees at West Valley Help Beat Goal for Food Banks

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – EM employees and their contractor counterparts at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) have supported their local food banks for several years, and this year was no exception.

November 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy and Our Energy Infrastructure

Acting Under Secretary of Energy David Sandalow's remarks, as delivered, at the Columbia University Energy Symposium on November 30, 2012.

September 11, 2012
CX-009181: Categorical Exclusion Determination

(0675-1534) GE Global Research - Control Enabling Solutions with Ultrathin Strain and Temperature Sensor System for Reduced Battery Life Cycle Cost
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 09/11/2012
Location(s): New York, Michigan, Michigan
Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy

September 7, 2012
While they might look like drops of water or soap bubbles, these colorful figures are actually photomultiplier tubes that line the walls of the Daya Bay neutrino detector. Neutrinos and antineutrinos are neutral particles produced in nuclear beta decay when neutrons turn into protons. This experiment aims to measure the final unknown mixing angle that describes how neutrinos oscillate. The tubes are designed to amplify and record the faint flashes of light that signify an antineutrino interaction. Lawrence Berkeley and Brookhaven National Labs and a number of physicists at U.S. universities played leading roles in the Daya Bay experiment, from designing the detectors all the way through to analyzing the data gathered. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, LBNL.
Photo of the Week: The Daya Bay Antineutrino Detector

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September 4, 2012
The NYC Solar Map allows users to estimate the solar energy potential for every building in New York City’s five boroughs.
The Bright Lights in New York Could Be Solar

Interactive map shows potential for rooftop solar in New York City.

September 1, 2012
The Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor’s bioshield, which contains the 700-ton reactor core, is shown prior to decommissioning.
Brookhaven Lab Completes Decommissioning of Graphite Research Reactor: Reactor core and associated structures successfully removed; waste shipped offsite for disposal

UPTON, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has reached a major milestone by decommissioning a research reactor, ending the DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) legacy cleanup activities at the site.

August 31, 2012
Audit Report: DOE/IG-0869

Opportunities for Energy Savings at Department of Energy Facilities

August 24, 2012
University at Albany's new student housing center, Liberty Terrace, is the school's first LEED Gold certified facility. The building has high-efficiency lighting and uses 45 percent less water than a comparable building. | Photo courtesy of the University at Albany.
University at Albany Students Head Back to a School Powered with Renewable Energy

University at Albany's new student housing center uses a geothermal heat pump to control temperature, reduce energy use and save money.

August 23, 2012
An aerial view of the West Valley Demonstration Project.
EM’s Top Official Visits West Valley Site, Seneca Nation of Indians

WEST VALLEY, N.Y. – Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga commended employees at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) for safely and successfully managing the decommissioning of the only commercial spent nuclear fuel reprocessing facility that had operated in the United States during his recent visit to the site.

July 12, 2012
Notes from the May 25th Energy Data Jam in Stanford California | Credit:
Open Data for a Clean, Secure Energy Future

The Energy Data Initiative aims to help Americans benefit from entrepreneurial innovation enabled by open energy data from the US government and other sources.