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January 15, 2021
The Energy Department supports development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
Energy Department and Federal Partners Announce up to $14.5 Million for Offshore Wind Environmental Research
Environmental research supports increasing understanding of offshore wind and evaluating impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters.
January 14, 2021
5 Things to Know About Geothermal Power
Department of Energy Announces Winners of the Fall 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge
Energy Department announces winners of the Fall 2020 Geothermal Design Challenge to foster understanding of geothermal energy.
January 13, 2021
Battery Recycling Prize Phase III Rules Released
Battery Recycling Prize Phase III Rules governing Phase III, the final phase in the Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Prize.
January 13, 2021
Energy Department Announces Approximately $123.6 Million in Funding for 46 Projects to Bolster Domestic Manufacturing through Innovation
DOE announces approximately $123.6 million in funding, as well as $44.7 million of cost share, for 46 projects in 23 states
January 12, 2021
Department of Energy Announces the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management and Director’s Award Winners
DOE congratulates the 27 winners of the 2020 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
December 22, 2020
Energy Department Invests $22M in Marine Energy Foundational R&D and Testing Infrastructure
DOE’s WPTO announced 10 project selections totaling up to $22 million to support marine energy research and development and testing infrastructure.
December 22, 2020
EPOWERED FOA First Responders
Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Develop Training Programs for Professionals Working with New Energy Technologies
DOE awarded approximately $6 million to five organizations that will develop training programs for emergency responders, building managers and owners.
December 21, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap
Today, DOE released the Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, the Department’s first comprehensive energy storage strategy.
December 18, 2020
DOE Announces Prize Winners To Leverage Advanced Manufacturing To Advance Hydropower
WPTO selected 11 winning teams for their concepts to leverage the rapid innovations enabled by advanced manufacturing.
December 17, 2020
Battery Recycling Prize Announces Phase II Prize Winners
The U.S. Department of Energy's VTO and AMO announced the seven winners of the Battery Recycling Prize Phase II
December 17, 2020
Offshore wind energy
Energy Department Announces New Projects for Offshore Wind Energy Technology Demonstration and Resource Characterization
Innovative projects support improving the ability to forecast wind power; demonstrating energy production technologies to reduce cost of offshore wind
December 16, 2020
Energy Department Announces $45 Million in Funding for Solar Technologies
DOE announced up to $45 million for research to advance solar hardware and systems integration, in addition to additional developments.
December 15, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Final Rules to Ensure American Families Have Access to High-performance, Labor-Saving Clothes Washers, Dryers...
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued two Final Rules focused on quality-of-life improvements for the American people.
December 14, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
DOE Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer programs issued 2nd Funding Opportunity Announcement for Fiscal Year 2021.
December 10, 2020
Energy Department Announces $33 Million to Advance Hydrogen and Fuel Cell R&D and the H2@Scale Vision
DOE Funding will Leverage National Laboratory Capabilities for Hydrogen Applications
December 10, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
DOE Funding Will Support Bioenergy Technologies in Algae and Municipal Solid Waste
December 10, 2020
DOE Announces $60 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
DOE Vehicle Technologies Office announces $60 million FOA for batteries and electrification, new mobility systems and more.
December 4, 2020
Energy Department Awards $2 Million to American-Made Solar Prize Competitors
DOE works to bring hardware technology innovations to market faster and to bolster American competitiveness in solar hardware manufacturing.
December 4, 2020
Energy Department Accelerates Energy Efficiency and Operational Resilience Advancements at Federal Facilities via Performance Contracts
DOE announces $11 million in funding for 16 projects at critical facilities across the federal government
December 3, 2020
EERE Launches New Portal for Applying to Funding Opportunities
Organizations interested in working with EERE can use the EERE Program Information Center (EPIC) to find and respond to open funding opportunities.
December 2, 2020
Energy Department Recognizes State of Maryland for Energy Efficiency Leadership Through Better Buildings Challenge
DOE recognizes the State of Maryland for energy efficiency advances made through DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge
December 1, 2020
Department of Energy Announces 2020 U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awardees
DOE recognizes nine accomplished women for their achievements and leadership in clean energy.
November 20, 2020
R&D World Magazine Announces 2020 R&D 100 Winners
DOE researchers have won 38 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D World, 10 of which were awarded for EERE technologies.
November 18, 2020
Energy Department Announces up to $3.75 Million for New High Performance Computing Manufacturing and Materials Projects
DOE announces up to $3.75 million for high-performance computing projects related to manufacturing and advanced materials development
November 18, 2020
DOE Releases Plan for Improving Cybersecurity in Renewable Energy, Manufacturing, Buildings, and Transportation Research and Development
DOE releases Cybersecurity Multiyear Program Plan to guide cybersecurity research and development for EERE technologies