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February 12, 2018
President Trump Releases FY 2019 Budget Request
President Donald J. Trump unveil his FY 2019 budget request, including $30.6 billion to support the Department of Energy.
February 6, 2018
Department of Energy Launches Competition to Spur Onshore Manufacturing of Energy Technologies
Competition aims to close the gap between American innovators who develop new energy technologies and domestic manufacturers who produce them.
December 15, 2017
DOE Announces Plan to Modernize Department
U.S. Department of Energy announces intent to modernize the agency’s organizational structure.
December 14, 2017
Energy Department Workshop Focuses On Long-Term Plan for Puerto Rico’s Energy Infrastructure
Conversation at the workshop was driven by a dialogue of existing Puerto Rico energy plans, developed by several organizations.
December 5, 2017
Departments of Energy & Commerce Co-chair Third Meeting of U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council
The binational private sector council has submitted and prioritized numerous consensus recommendations designed to increase trade.
December 4, 2017
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Committed to Advancing Research and Collaboration in Clean Fossil Fuels and Carbon Management
Secretary Perry was received by H.E. Khalid Al Falih, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, during his visit to Saudi Arabia.
November 28, 2017
Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Combined Heat and Power Technologies
Combined heat and power can support economic competitive advantage, promote economic development and instill resiliency in businesses and communities.
November 27, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Annou...
Energy Department issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 27, 2017
DOE to Award $99 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers
Research supported by this initiative will provide fundamental understanding to enable future advances in energy production and use.
November 13, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Expanded Partnership Opportunities with the National Laboratories
Authorization comes after the Agreements for Commercializing Technology pilot successfully completed a six-year pilot study.
November 1, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Five New Projects Through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel
Selected clean energy projects will receive $4.8 million through Binational Industrial Research and Development program.
October 25, 2017
Statement from Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on DOE’s Regulatory Review Report to the President
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry issues statement on the Energy Department's regulatory review report to the President.
October 18, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $23 million in new grants will support scientific advancement.
October 17, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Up to $26 Million in Funding Opportunity for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Selected projects will support DOE’s Carbon Capture Program.
September 29, 2017
Secretary Perry Announces Conditional Commitment to Support Continued Construction of Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
The Vogtle project is the first new nuclear power plant to be licensed and begin construction in the United States in more than three decades.
September 29, 2017
Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry formally proposes that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take swift action to address threats to grid.
September 20, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects
Projects will work to solve critical research and developmental challenges encountered for the successful scale-up of integrated biorefineries.
September 19, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces High Performance Computing for Materials Program to Help Industry Develop New, Improved Material...
Initiative will initially focus on challenges facing industry as they work to develop new or improved materials that can sustain extreme conditions.
September 19, 2017
Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Production of Macroalgae for Energy and Other Uses
New projects will develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of seaweed, helping to improve U.S. energy security.
September 18, 2017
Department of Energy National Labs Recognized as International R&D Hub by International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA designation makes the United States one of only three countries identified for unique capabilities and excellence in nuclear research.
August 23, 2017
Department of Energy Announces 21 New Projects to Develop High-Performance Circuits for Industrial, Consumer Use
Funding part of Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.
August 21, 2017
Department of Energy Participates in Press Conference to Mark First Shipment of Coal to Ukraine
The shipment will depart from the Port of Baltimore later this week and arrive in Ukraine in September.
August 16, 2017
DOE Invests $17.4 Million in Projects To Advance Recovery of Rare Earth Elements From Coal and Coal Byproducts
Energy Department selects four projects to move on to a second phase of research in their efforts to advance recovery of rare earth elements.
August 1, 2017
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Energy Department Announces Eleven Projects to Boost Private-Sector Support of Energy Innovation
Projects address systemic barriers currently preventing the private sector from more fully supporting energy innovation.
June 16, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Participates in Interagency Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting
The objectives of task force include improving food safety and advancing the adoption of innovations and technology for agricultural production.