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May 21, 2019
Readout of Secretary Perry’s Delegation Visit to the Inauguration of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Secretary Perry discussed efforts to further economic and energy cooperation within the transatlantic community, and particularly with Ukraine.
May 21, 2019
Secretary Perry Meets with Presidents of Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia
Delegation discussed the importance of economic and energy cooperation between the U.S. and the Baltic states.
May 19, 2019
Secretary Perry Leads Presidential Delegation To Inauguration Of His Excellency Voloydymyr Zelenskyy, President Of Ukraine
While in Ukraine, Secretary Perry and the delegation will hold bilateral meetings with Ukrainian and European leaders.
May 17, 2019
Readout of Mark W. Menezes Visit to the Appalachian Region
Under Secretary Menezes visited Pennsylvania to discuss energy opportunities for economic and infrastructure development.
May 13, 2019
Statement from the DOE Press Secretary
Press Secretary releases the following statement in response to reports of efforts to disrupt oil shipping.
May 11, 2019
Statement from Secretary Perry on NNSS Visit
Secretary Perry and Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty visit Nevada National Security Site in North Las Vegas.
May 9, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $8 Million in Funding for Energy System Resilience
The Energy Department announced $8 million for innovative approaches to enhance the reliability and resilience of the nation’s energy infrastructure.
May 8, 2019
Energy Department, Exxon, and National Lab officials sign a partnership agreement
DOE National Labs Partner with ExxonMobil for $100 Million in Joint Research
Ten-year agreement between National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and ExxonMobil will bring lower-emissions tech
May 7, 2019
Frontier Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy and Cray to Deliver Record-Setting Frontier Supercomputer at ORNL
Exascale system expected to be world’s most powerful computer for science and innovation.
May 3, 2019
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DOE Announces $33.5 Million for Energy Efficient, Advanced Building Construction Technologies & Practices
Funding Opportunity Announcement aims to develop deep energy retrofit and new construction technologies.
May 3, 2019
Researchers growing algae to study how it can be used as a renewable source of food, fuels, and other products.
DOE Announces $79 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
Funding supports DOE’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure.
May 2, 2019
Energy leaders visit Fluxys’ Zeebrugge LNG import terminal in Belgium.
Readout of Secretary Perry’s Brussels Trip
Secretary Rick Perry and Senior DOE officials are in Brussels, Belgium for the 1st U.S.-EU Energy Council High-Level Business Forum.
May 2, 2019
Secretary Perry Visits London, England
Visit was meant to honor cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom on Nuclear Security and Non Proliferation.
May 2, 2019
liquified natural gas exports
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from the Driftwood and Port Arthur LNG Projects
Driftwood and Port Arthur are authorized to export up to 3.88 and 1.91 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG, respectively.
April 30, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With West Virginia Governor Jim Justice
Deputy Secretary noted the Administration’s support of a strong and vibrant West Virginia economy and the important economic potential from the state.
April 30, 2019
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DOE, Israel’s Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority Announce Call for Proposals for the U.S.-Israel Energy Center
Center will initially fund up to $16 million for research in the areas of energy-water nexus, fossil energy, energy storage, and cybersecurity.
April 23, 2019
DOE Announces $47 Million for Flexible Building Technologies, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and Solid-State Lighting
Integration of more flexible and even dispatchable loads through building automation can optimize energy use leading to decreased energy costs.
April 17, 2019
The Summit Supercomputer at ORNL can be considered the world's "smartest" supercomputer for solving problems using artificial intelligence.
Department of Energy Announces $20 Million for Artificial Intelligence Research
Research aims at improving A.I. as a tool of grid resiliency and science.
April 16, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $39 Million for Oil and Natural Gas R&D Projects
Projects aim to improve oil and natural gas technologies.
April 15, 2019
Scientists from Argonne and Los Alamos National laboratories study crack formation in glass using a "shock gun" for high pressure studies at the 32-ID-B beamline at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne.
Department of Energy Announces $95 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
86 grants will support scientific innovation.
April 12, 2019
Office of Science Graduate Student Research
DOE’s Science Graduate Student Research Program Selects 70 Students to Pursue Research at DOE Laboratories
Program provides supplemental funds for graduate awardees to conduct part of their thesis research at a host DOE laboratory.
April 12, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $100M in Investments in Coal FIRST
Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative initiative aims to develop coal plants of the future.
April 10, 2019
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President Trump Signs Executive Orders Paving the Way for Energy Infrastructure Development
Executive Orders promote energy infrastructure, economic growth and cross border permitting.
April 10, 2019
Kingston power plant at the Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Energy Announces $87 Million for Coal Research and Development Projects
R&D projects for coal-fueled power plants and technologies will fall under five separate funding opportunity announcements.