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February 25, 2019
DOE Announces Prize Competition for Wave Energy Water Desalination
Prize builds on DOE efforts to spur U.S. Innovation through competition to accelerate technology development.
February 14, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With International Atomic Energy Agency
Conversations covered nuclear nonproliferation, management practices, nuclear cooperation, and advances in civilian nuclear energy.
February 12, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Participates In German LNG Conference
Deputy Secretary Brouillette emphasized how America’s natural gas revolution has played an integral role in U.S. energy security.
February 12, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $66 Million for Research on Plants and Microbes
Genomics-based research will help develop crops for bioenergy.
February 6, 2019
Secretary Perry State of the Union Statement
Read Secretary Perry's statement on the State of the Union.
February 4, 2019
DOE, FERC Announce Technical Conference on Energy Infrastructure Security Practices
Energy Department and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to discuss security practices to protect energy infrastructure.
November 2, 2018
Department of Energy Authorizes Short Term Natural Gas Exports from the Corpus Christi LNG Project
DOE approves short-term liquefied natural gas exports from the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to non-free trade agreement countries.
October 29, 2018
Transmission lines leaving Western’s Mead Substation heading west to California.
Energy Department Announces Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Its Critical Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII) Designation Authorit...
Action will ensure that DOE is compliant with its responsibilities and authorities under the Federal Power Act and the FAST Act.
October 25, 2018
Ocean research at Lawrence Berkley National lab
DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge
Challenge aims to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
October 4, 2018
DOE and DHS Co-Chair Oil and Natural Gas Subsector Coordinating Council and Energy Government Coordinating Council Meeting
Meeting aimed at advancing joint initiatives to enhance the security and resilience of the Nation’s oil and natural gas infrastructure.
August 29, 2018
Secretary Perry presents the honor awards
Secretary Perry Hosts DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony
Secretary Perry recognizes the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission.
June 26, 2018
US–UK Mutual Defense Agreement Marks 60 Years
Agreement provides for the exchange of defense information relevant to nuclear weapons, naval nuclear propulsion, and nuclear threat reduction.
May 30, 2018
Executive Order 13800 on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure: Assessment of Electricity Disru...
Report on addressing the mounting risk of cyber-attacks and threats to the U.S. electric grid.
May 10, 2018
Energy Department White House Summit
Under Secretary Paul Dabbar Participates in White House Summit: AI for American Industry
Representatives at the summit included both the tech companies developing AI technologies, and American industry leaders.
May 3, 2018
Secretary Perry Announces Up to $78 Million for Bioenergy Research Funding Opportunities
Four funding opportunities support early-stage bioenergy research and development.
April 30, 2018
National Science Bowl champions
Students from Massachusetts and Washington Win DOE’s 28th National Science Bowl®
Successful competition highlights importance of investing in the next generation of leaders in science
April 30, 2018
Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Advanced Battery and Electrification Research to Enable Extreme Fast Charging
Selected research projects are focused on developing electric vehicle systems that can recharge rapidly at high power levels.
April 26, 2018
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Chairman Francois Jacq of France’s CEA Sign Statements of Intent on Advanced Fast Neutron Sodium-Coo...
The signing ushers in a new era of DOE-CEA research and development (R&D) cooperation with enhanced collaboration.
April 16, 2018
DOE Announces Investment to Strengthen and Secure the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Funding builds on Energy Department's efforts with the private sector toward improving the security of the Nation's critical energy infrastructure.
April 16, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy and Indian Department of Atomic Energy Sign Agreement for Neutrino Physics Collaboration
Agreement opens the way for jointly advancing cutting-edge neutrino science projects underway in both countries.
March 29, 2018
Department of Energy Partners with NASA to Call for Transformative Energy Ideas
ARPA-E joins NASA in hosting energy technology competition.
March 15, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
Projects will enable efficient, cost-effective electricity generation from abundant domestic coal and natural gas resources.
March 13, 2018
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Leads White House Discussion on Federal Prizes and Challenges
Group discussed ways to tackle some of our nation’s most important water issues through innovation opportunities.
February 27, 2018
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $30 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
Phase I grants will allow small businesses to research technical feasibility of new innovations that advance the mission of the Office of Science.