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January 16, 2020
Energy Department Accelerates Energy and Water Efficiency Advancement at Federal Facilities via Performance Contracts
DOE announced more than $5 million in funding for 11 federal agency projects.
January 8, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge
Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge
December 17, 2019
EERE Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for Phase I Innovation Projects
DOE issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement for approximately $40 million in Phase I innovation projects for FY2020.
December 10, 2019
New Notice of Intent for Joint Funding Opportunity to Advance DOE’s Plastics Innovation Challenge
New Notice of Intent for Joint Funding Opportunity to Advance DOE’s Plastics Innovation Challenge
December 2, 2019
Energy Department Awards $7 Million for Research in Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling
Energy Department selects three new innovative projects aimed at reducing cost of geothermal drilling operations and field development.
November 22, 2019
Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
November 21, 2019
Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Plastics Innovation Challenge.
November 19, 2019
Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Helps Manufacturers Develop, Certify Next-Gen Technologies
The goals of the CIP are to make wind energy cost competitive and increase the number of wind turbine designs certified to national testing standards.
November 12, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $3.6 Million for High Performance Computing
DOE awards $3.6 million in HPCEI projects
November 8, 2019
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Announces Call for Proposals to Address Challenges in Plastics Recycling
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $12 million funding opportunity for new projects to support research and development...
November 6, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $128 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for $128 million in new projects to advance solar technologies.
November 4, 2019
Energy Department Announces $4 Million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation
U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $4 million for new projects to support manufacturers.
October 29, 2019
Department of Energy Announces Winners of 2019 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized 28 individuals and teams across the federal government for exceptional energy and water cost savings.
October 29, 2019
Energy Department Recognizes Better Plants Partner TE Connectivity for Energy Efficiency Leadership
U.S. Department of Energy recognized Better Buildings, Better Plants partner, TE Connectivity, for energy productivity advances made in its PA plant.
October 8, 2019
Energy Department Announces the Grand Prize Winners of the FAST Prize Competition
Finalists of the FAST Prize competition demonstrate innovative ways to accelerate commissioning times and reduce cost for pumped-storage hydropower.
October 4, 2019
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United States to Host 2020 SolarPACES Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chosen for International Concentrating Solar Power Conference.
October 3, 2019
One Month Remaining to Apply for the Solar Decathlon 2020 Design Challenge!
One Month Remaining to Apply for the Solar Decathlon 2020 Design Challenge.
September 30, 2019
Energy Department Highlights High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Webinar in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day
Energy Department Highlights High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Webinar in Celebration of National Manufacturing Day
September 26, 2019
Energy Department Congratulates 'Plug-and-Play DER Challenge' Finalists
DOE-sponsored program challenged industry to develop innovative solutions to achieving broader interoperability between DERs and U.S. power grid.
September 25, 2019
Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize
Energy Department Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize
September 25, 2019
three men carry or install solar panels on a rooftop.
Department of Energy Announces Winners of Solar Prize and Two New Innovative Solar Initiatives
Competition is designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing.
September 25, 2019
Energy Department's Better Plants Partners have Saved $6.7 Billion
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants partners have cumulatively saved $6.7 billion in energy costs.
September 23, 2019
Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve coastline.
Department of Energy Selects National Alliance for Water Innovation to Lead Energy-Water Desalination Hub
Hub will focus on early-stage research and development (R&D) for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies.
September 17, 2019
Energy Department Announces Network Director for Marine Energy Research and Testing Program
DOE announces Pacific Ocean Energy Trust as Network Director for the U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program.