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June 12, 2017
DOE Announces $28 Million for Advanced Energy Systems
Three new funding opportunities will advance technologies related to advanced combustion systems, advanced turbines, and gasification.
June 9, 2017
Statement by Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, on LNG Shipments to the Netherlands & Poland
Statement by Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, on LNG Shipments to the Netherlands & Poland
June 9, 2017
DOE Announces $6.9 Million for Research on Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts
The DOE Office of Fossil Energy announced it is investing $6.9 million in rare earth element research through two funding opportunities.
June 8, 2017
Energy Department Announces $15.8 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new hydrogen and fuel cell technology projects.
June 5, 2017
Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Up to $9 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative
New funding to increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.
June 1, 2017
Statement by Secretary Rick Perry on President Trump's Announcement Regarding the Paris Accord
Energy Department Secretary Rick Perry makes statement about President Trump's announcement regarding the Paris Accord.
June 1, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Authorizes Additional Liquefied Natural Gas Exports from an Offshore Project
Development of the Delfin project offshore of Cameron Parish, Louisiana will include the construction of floating liquefaction and storage vessels.
June 1, 2017
Energy Department Advances Additional $20 Million in Research Awards
U.S. Department of Energy honoring additional commitments to 10 previously selected Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy awardees.
June 1, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Dr. Thomas Zacharia as Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Zacharia as new Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
May 24, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $72 Million for Innovative Research and Development by Small Businesses
Department of Energy will award 73 grants totaling $72 million to 68 small businesses in 24 states.
May 23, 2017
President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal Emphasizes National Security, Early Stage Energy R&D, and Exascale Computing
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request for the Department.
May 18, 2017
Energy Department Awards Three Advanced Research Projects Funding Opportunities
The projects are part of ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR).
May 18, 2017
Energy Department Announces New Awards for Advanced Nuclear Energy Development
Department of Energy today announced $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science.
May 16, 2017
Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, 18 Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations.
May 11, 2017
Statement From Secretary Perry On The Hanford Site Incident
Today, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry released the following statement regarding the incident at the Department’s Hanford Site.
April 28, 2017
Energy Department to Continue Uranium Transfers to Support Mission Activities
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has issued a Determination permitting the Department of Energy to continue making uranium transfers.
April 28, 2017
DOE Awards 21 Contracts to Provide New and Efficient Energy and Water Infrastructure Improvements to Federal Facilities
New energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies that will help improve the efficiency of federal facilities.
April 25, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Authorizes Golden Pass to Export Liquefied Natural Gas from Golden Pass Terminal
United States is positioned to become world’s dominant LNG exporter.
April 21, 2017
A drone conducts an aerial inspection of a wind turbine.
Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
Program helps small businesses tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges.
April 13, 2017
Secretary Perry Celebrates Successful Completion of Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of Petra Nova.
April 10, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Press Statement on the G-7 Energy Ministerial
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry represented the the United States at the G-7 Energy Ministerial in Rome, Italy on April 9 and 10.
March 27, 2017
Secretary Perry Statement on Nevada, Yucca Visit
Secretary Perry traveled to Nevada on March 27, 2017, to tour the site of the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository.
March 16, 2017
Secretary Perry Statement on the Budget Blueprint
Read Energy Secretary Perry's statement on President Trump's budget blueprint.
March 2, 2017
Secretary Perry addresses a Town Hall of employees at the Department of Energy.
Perry Sworn in as 14th Secretary of United States Department of Energy
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was sworn in on March 2, 2017, as the 14th Secretary of the United States Department of Energy.
February 27, 2017
ARPA-E Projects Receive more than $1.8 Billion in Private Follow-on Funding for Transformational Energy Technologies
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced that a group of 74 project teams has attracted over $1.8 billion in private sector.