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September 15, 2020
DOE Invests $34 Million to Develop Small-Scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Systems
DOE announced the selection of 12 projects to receive federal funding for the Office of Fossil Energy’s SOFC Program.
September 14, 2020
Deputy Secretary Mark W. Menezes Visits Ames National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Southeast Wisconsin
The Deputy Secretary participated in the ribbon cutting for the expansion of Argonne National Laboratory’s Materials Engineering Research Facility.
August 6, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $33 Million for Natural Gas Pipeline Retrofitting Projects
DOE announced $33 million in funding for 10 projects as part of the Rapid Encapsulation of Pipelines Avoiding Intensive Replacement (REPAIR) program.
April 12, 2020
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Statement on G20 Energy and Environment Ministerial
Secretary Brouillette Applauds Historic Deal
Secretary Brouillette applauds historic deal ending price war that has caused unprecedented uncertainty in global oil markets.
September 25, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives
Competition is designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
September 23, 2019
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DOE to Begin Demolition of Remaining Buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Center at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
The ROD outlines the process of removing the remaining 18 DOE-owned structures.
September 23, 2019
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Secretary Perry Announces Members of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and Meeting
New members of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board have been named.
September 13, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $110M for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Funding opportunity announcements further the Administration’s commitment to strengthening coal while protecting the environment.
September 12, 2019
U.S. and Egypt Launch Strategic Energy Dialogue
New effort will facilitate closer government and private sector cooperation on energy between the United States and Egypt.
September 10, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $15.2 Million for Advanced Nuclear Technology
Funding supports three domestic advanced nuclear technology projects.
September 6, 2019
Readout of Secretary Perry’s Visit to the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
Perry is the first Secretary of Energy to visit the site.
September 6, 2019
Secretary Rick Perry (right) and Polish Minister Piotr Naimski (left) in Warsaw, Poland.
Readout of Secretary Perry’s Poland Visit
Last weekend, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Senior DOE officials participated in a series of events in Poland.
September 3, 2019
Joint Press Release on the Second U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Energy
Delegations discussed joint projects in the areas of nuclear energy, fossil energy, energy infrastructure, and cybersecurity.
August 30, 2019
Secretary Perry Briefed on Hurricane Dorian
Secretary Perry was briefed by senior DOE officials about emergency preparedness underway for Hurricane Dorian.
August 26, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Founder of the Weill Family Foundation, Mr. Sandy Weill, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formally initiate a public-private partnership for artificial intelligence (AI), neurological disorders, and related s
Secretary Perry and Mr. Sandy Weill Sign MOU Utilizing DOE Fueled Artificial Intelligence to Advance Transformative Scientific Opportunities
MOU will foster collaboration to demonstrate AI based research breakthroughs.
August 23, 2019
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Department of Energy Releases Annual Wind Market Reports, Finding Robust Wind Power Installations and Falling Prices
Utility-scale land-based wind sector had another strong year with 7,588 megawatts installed in 2018, accompanied by record low costs and prices.
August 21, 2019
On July 12, 2017, the SPR celebrated this continued commitment to sustaining a U.S. emergency oil supply, as well as the 40th anniversary of the first oil delivery, with planned events at each of its four sites: Bayou Choctaw and West Hackberry
Energy Department Announces Congressionally Mandated Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
DOE plans to draw down and sell crude oil from three SPR sites—Bryan Mound and Big Hill in Texas, and West Hackberry in Louisiana.
August 21, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $64 Million for Research on Plants and Microbes
Genomics-based research will help develop crops for bioenergy.
August 21, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Inaugural Electricity Industry Technology and Practices Innovation Challenge Winners
Challenge tapped into American ingenuity for ideas on how to make the nation’s electric grid stronger and more resilient.
August 19, 2019
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U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $31.5 million in new grants will support scientific advancement.
August 16, 2019
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DOE Announces $59 Million and 43 projects to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Projects address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, co-optimized engine and fuel technologies, and more.
August 15, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $40 Million in Funding for 29 Projects to Advance H2@Scale
Projects will advance hydrogen storage and infrastructure technologies and identify innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization.
August 15, 2019
An aerial photo of the Materials and Fuels Complex at Idaho National Laboratory
DOE Launches New Demonstration Center for Advanced Nuclear Technologies
New initiative will help test and demonstrate advanced nuclear technologies to accelerate deployment of new nuclear energy systems.
August 14, 2019
Energy Deputy Secretary Brouillette Visits Nuclear Innovation and National Security Sites in East Tennessee
Energy Deputy Secretary Brouillette Visits Nuclear Innovation and National Security Sites in East Tennessee
Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette traveled to Tennessee.
August 14, 2019
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Department of Energy to Provide $27.6 Million for Data Science Research in Chemical and Materials Sciences
Efforts will harness artificial intelligence and machine learning.