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September 19, 2017
Energy Department Announces Second Round of Entrepreneurship Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
DOE announced the opening of the application period for innovators to join the second cohort of Innovation Crossroads.
September 15, 2017
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Energy Department Invests up to $32 Million to Improve Resilience of the Nation’s Power Grid
DOE announced up to $32 million for research and development that will further improve the resilience of the nation's electric grid.
September 12, 2017
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Energy Department Announces Achievement of SunShot Goal, New Focus for Solar Energy Office
Average price of utility-scale solar is now 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
September 12, 2017
Energy Department Invests Up to $50 Million to Improve the Resilience and Security of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Projects to improve the resilience of the Nation's critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure.
September 8, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $8.8 Million for Innovations in Algae Technology
DOE announced the selection of four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity.
September 6, 2017
Second Round of Midwest Entrepreneurship Program to Drive Technology Innovation
The application period for innovators to join the second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations at Argonne National Laboratory has been announced.
August 30, 2017
PACCAR Joins Energy Department SuperTruck II Initiative
The Energy Department announced an additional competitively awarded multi-year SuperTruck II project.
August 22, 2017
Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects
DOE announced $13.4 million in support of five cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems.
August 22, 2017
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SunShot Sponsors Start-Up Alley at Solar Power International
The SunShot Initiative will sponsor Start-Up Alley at Solar Power International in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 10–13.
August 15, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Prestigious Housing Innovation Awards
DOE's Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation's top builders taking housing to the next level.
August 14, 2017
Let the Challenge Begin: DOE Partners to Launch Fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge.
August 8, 2017
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Energy Department Reports: Wind Energy Continues Rapid Growth in 2016
Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa lead the nation as wind industry added more than 8,200 megawatt of capacity last year.
August 2, 2017
Energy Department Announces Additional MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Award
DOE announced that it will award a fourth project—up to $1.8 million—under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity.
August 1, 2017
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Energy Department Announces Eleven Projects to Boost Private-Sector Support of Energy Innovation
Projects address systemic barriers currently preventing the private sector from more fully supporting energy innovation.
July 12, 2017
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Energy Department Announces $46.2 Million for 48 Projects to Advance Solar Power Technologies
New projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies.
July 12, 2017
Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies
DOE announced $19.4 million for 22 new cost-shared battery, materials, engine, and mobility systems projects.
July 11, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $8 Million to Enable Breakthroughs in Algae-Based Biofuels
DOE announced the selection of three algal biofuels and bioproducts projects to receive up to $8 million.
June 30, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies
DOE announced up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal Deep Direct-Use research projects.
June 28, 2017
DOE Recognizes 13 Partners in Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE recognized 13 organizations leading the way in efficient troffer lighting and control systems upgrades.
June 27, 2017
Energy Department Recognizes Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for Energy Efficiency Leadership
The Better Buildings Challenge recognized Loews Hotels & Co. for the energy efficiency upgrades made at the Vanderbilt Hotel.
June 26, 2017
Energy Department Announces Nearly $9 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations
DOE recently announced $8.7 million for 58 grants to small businesses in 22 states to develop clean energy technologies.
June 21, 2017
Energy Department Announces Nearly $32 Million for Innovative Small Businesses
DOE has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies.
June 20, 2017
Department of Energy Announces $116 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
263 grants will support innovation and job creation.
June 15, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $12 Million for Projects to Advance Wave Energy
The Energy Department today announced up to $12 million in new projects to support the development of innovative technologies.
June 12, 2017
Energy Department Announces $3 Million for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at national labs.