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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
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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.
February 10, 2020
Department of Energy Awards $187 Million to Strengthen U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness
DOE announced approximately $187 million in funding, including $48 million of cost share, for 55 projects in 25 states.
February 4, 2020
Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research
Today, the Energy Department announced up to $25 million to promote the advancement of Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) technologies and techniques.
February 4, 2020
Energy Department Announces $18.8 Million for Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Geothermal Research
Energy Department Announces Funding to Advance Hydrothermal and Low Temperature Geothermal Research
January 29, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Water Security Prize to Stimulate Resource Recovery among Small and Medium-sized Facilities
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced a $1 million Water Resource Recovery Prize.
January 29, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces New American-Made Challenge Prize
DOE today announced $3.25 million for the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize.
January 27, 2020
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DOE and Bureau of Reclamation Collaborate to Launch New Fish Protection Prize
DOE and Bureau of Reclamation launch Fish Protection Prize to develop more reliable and sustainable water structures for improving fish protection.
January 24, 2020
Department of Energy Announces Collaboration with the International Motor Sports Association
Department of Energy Announces Collaboration with the International Motor Sports Association
January 23, 2020
Energy Department Announces Up to $64M to Advance H2@Scale in New Markets
Energy Department Announces Up to $64M to Advance H2@Scale in New Markets
January 23, 2020
Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Partner MetLife Investment Management for Energy Efficiency Leadership
DOE recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner MetLife Investment Management for energy efficiency advances made in its District Center.
January 23, 2020
Department of Energy Announces nearly $100 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
Department of Energy Announces nearly $100 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
January 23, 2020
DOE Announces $133 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
DOE Announces $133 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
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