Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

News

Department of Energy Announces Postponement of Solar Decathlon 2020 Summer Events
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® postponed its 2020 Solar Decathlon Build Challenge from June 2020 to April 16-18, 2021.
May 22, 2020
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EERE Announces $21.3 Million for Phase I Small Business Innovation Projects
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced selection of 106 new projects across 26 states, totaling nearly $21.3 million in funding.
May 21, 2020
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Department of Energy Selects the University of Texas – San Antonio to Lead Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of the University of Texas – San Antonio to lead the CyManII.
May 20, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces $67 Million to Enhance Manufacturing Competitiveness Through Innovation
Department of Energy announces $67 million in funding to stimulate technology innovation and energy productivity in American manufacturing.
May 20, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Water Security Grand Challenge Thermoelectric Cooling Prize
DOE seeks public comment on the design of a prize competition aimed at lowering water use in thermoelectric power plants.
May 18, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Innovation in Critical Materials Processing Technologies
DOE announced up to $30 million in funding for research and development for critical materials.
May 14, 2020
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Energy Department Smart Manufacturing Institute Announces New Project Calls
DOE’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced up to $7 million in new funding.
May 13, 2020
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Energy Department Announces New Round of Funding for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
DOE announced up to $3 million in funding to spur the use of U.S. National Laboratory supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing.
May 5, 2020
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Energy Department Opens Geothermal Manufacturing Prize
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the opening of the American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize (Geothermal Prize).
April 29, 2020
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Department of Energy Announces Winners of Collegiate Solar Competition
DOE announces winners of the Solar District Cup, where collegiate teams design innovative, cost-effective distributed energy systems for a district.
April 28, 2020
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Blog

Celebrating Earth Day at WPTO: R&D to Protect Our River and Marine Environments
April 23, 2020
This Earth Day, we highlight WPTO successes supporting R&D and testing of marine energy, hydropower, and pumped storage systems for a flexible grid.
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All the Benefits, None of the Waste
April 22, 2020
Through a DOE initiative, top researchers are pursuing a continuous lifecycle for plastics that will help put an end to plastic waste one day.
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Energy Department Manufacturing Traineeship Develops and Scales Protective Equipment Production for Local Medical Community
April 20, 2020
America is working together to support the healthcare professionals on the front lines of the coronavirus response.
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Helping Drive Domestic Manufacturing
April 7, 2020
A top priority for EERE is supporting game-changing manufacturing innovations across multiple sectors, including American solar panel manufacturing.
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Grid-interactive and Efficient Buildings are Emerging as Dynamic Solutions to Many Energy Challenges
March 27, 2020
Grid-interactive and Efficient Buildings are Emerging as Dynamic Solutions to Many Energy Challenges
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Women’s History Month 2020: Women Scientists Shaping Energy
March 19, 2020
EERE celebrates Women's History Month
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Top Reasons to ♥ Solar Energy
March 13, 2020
The second Friday in March is Solar Appreciation Day! We’re taking advantage of this opportunity to share the major benefits of sun power.
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Prizes Powered by the Ocean
February 19, 2020
Last fall I participated in the White House Summit on Ocean Science and Technology, where leaders discussed advancing ocean energy technologies.
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Black History Month 2020 Celebrating Leadership Diversity
February 18, 2020
For Black History Month 2020, EERE is focusing on diversity in senior leaders by honoring African Americans across our technical offices and labs.
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5 Key Takeaways from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy FY2021 Budget Request
February 14, 2020
DOE recently released its Fiscal Year 2021 Congressional Budget request of $35.4 billion.
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Success Stories Map
This map features the positive impact of our work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. 
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