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April 24, 2020
Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding to Enhance Manufacturing Competitiveness through Innovation
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced its intent to issue funding to enhance manufacturing competitiveness through innovation
April 22, 2020
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Announces New Projects for Innovative Process Intensification
U.S. Department of Energy’s RAPID Manufacturing Institute announced approximately $4 million for five projects.
April 21, 2020
Energy Department Announces a Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation
U.S. Department of Energy announced plans to issue a spring 2020 solicitation for high performance computing projects that improve manufacturing.
April 14, 2020
Department of Energy to Provide $18 Million for Research on Critical Materials
DOE announced plans to provide up to $18 million for basic research aimed at helping to ensure the continued availability of rare earth elements
April 13, 2020
Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding to Strengthen Federal Energy and Water Infrastructure
EERE intends to issue a funding opportunity to strengthen energy and water infrastructure across federal agencies
April 6, 2020
First responders receive safety training at the 2MW CoServ Solar Station in Krugerville, Texas.
Department of Energy Announces New Funding to Train Emergency Response and Building Professionals
DOE announced training program funding for professionals who interact with distributed energy resources, including firefighters and first responders.
April 2, 2020
Illustrated logo of ocean waves and a buoy.
DOE and NOAA Announce 11 Winners of the Powering the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize
Today, DOE in partnership with NOAA, announced the 11 winners of the first “DISCOVER” stage of the Blue Economy™ Ocean Observing Prize.
April 1, 2020
Photo of two offshore wind turbines in the ocean.
Energy Department Announces $20 Million Investment in Offshore Wind Resource Characterization and Technology Demonstration
Today, the Energy Department announced a $20 million investment in offshore wind energy resource characterization and technology demonstrations.
March 31, 2020
Energy Department Announces up to $22 Million for Marine Energy Foundational R&D and Testing Infrastructure Upgrades
Energy Department announces marine energy funding opportunity to leverage the expertise and intellectual capital of non-federal research institutions.
March 31, 2020
EERE Program Information Center Launches Application Submissions Pilot
EERE will launch a new website to replace eXCHANGE for funding opportunity announcements and application submission.
March 27, 2020
Department of Energy Releases Request for Information on Potential Funding for Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings in Connected Communit...
DOE's EERE is seeking public input on a potential funding for grid-interactive buildings in Connected Communities
March 25, 2020
Weatherization Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19
Weatherization Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19
March 25, 2020
DOE State Energy Program Communication to Grantees Regarding COVID-19
DOE State Energy Program communication to grantees regarding COVID-19
March 23, 2020
Solar Rooftop Photovoltaics
New Solar Energy Innovation Network Teams Announced
DOE selects 8 teams for the Solar Energy Innovation Network, a program supporting solar energy adoption in rural areas and at the commercial scale.
March 17, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $3 Million to Improve Manufacturing Processes through High Performance Computing
DOE announced up to $3 million for high-performance computing, modeling, and simulation projects to improve manufacturing processes.
March 16, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $25 Million for Plastics Recycling R&D, Launches Upcycling Consortium
DOE announced up to $25 million in funding for plastics recycling research and development.
March 9, 2020
Energy Department Manufacturing Institute Selects Projects to Advance U.S. Leadership in Smart Manufacturing
DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced more than $6 million for eight projects
March 6, 2020
Energy Department Announces $20 Million Investment in Workforce Development in Emerging Fields
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for workforce development at universities in emerging energy fields.
February 28, 2020
Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Partner Chesapeake College for Energy Efficiency Leadership
DOE recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Chesapeake College for energy efficiency advances made throughout its Wye Mills, Maryland campus.
February 26, 2020
Two young men smile while holding up a 1st place Collegiate Wind Competition trophy.
Energy Department Announces Participants of 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition
DOE announced the 13 collegiate teams selected to participate in the 2021 CWC. Three new schools were selected and 10 teams are returning.
February 21, 2020
Energy Storage Grand Challenge Announces Initial Series of Public Workshops
The Energy Storage Grand Challenge aims to accelerate the development, commercialization, and use of next-generation energy storage technologies.
February 13, 2020
New Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity to Improve Energy Efficiency and Demand Flexibility of Buildings
EERE announced its intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled, Connected Communities.
February 12, 2020
Energy Department Renews Commitment to Collaboration on Hydropower Research and Development with Norway
Energy Department and Norway’s Royal Ministry of Petroleum and Energy renew commitment to collaborate closely on hydropower research and development.
February 11, 2020
DOE Announces 20 New Competitors for the American-Made Solar Prize
DOE announces 20 competitors will advance to next phase of American-Made Solar Prize, a competition designed to strengthen U.S. solar manufacturing.
February 10, 2020
Department of Energy Invests $74 Million in Building and Construction Technologies and Innovations
DOE announced $74 million for 63 selected projects to research, develop, and test energy-efficient and flexible building technologies.