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October 18, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $23 million in new grants will support scientific advancement.
October 17, 2017
Department of Energy Announces Up to $26 Million in Funding Opportunity for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Selected projects will support DOE’s Carbon Capture Program.
October 16, 2017
Celebrating Innovation and Opportunity in Nuclear Science with Nuclear Science Week
Nuclear Science Week is a week-long celebration to focus local, regional, national, and international interest on all aspects of nuclear science.
October 14, 2017
Swiss Team Wins Solar Decathlon 2017
Swiss Team Wins U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
The University of Maryland took second place, and the University of California, Berkeley, and University of Denver team took third place.
October 5, 2017
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette Kicks Off Solar Decathlon 2017
Hundreds of collegiate students from the U.S. and Europe in Denver to showcase their energy-efficient, innovation-packed solar-powered houses.
October 5, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces First Shipment of U.S. Crude Oil to India
Following Prime Minister Modi’s visit with President Trump, Indian companies ramped up purchases of U.S. crude.
September 29, 2017
Secretary Perry Announces Conditional Commitment to Support Continued Construction of Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project
The Vogtle project is the first new nuclear power plant to be licensed and begin construction in the United States in more than three decades.
September 29, 2017
Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry formally proposes that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take swift action to address threats to grid.
September 22, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $36 Million for Projects to Advance Carbon Capture Technologies
Projects will continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design.
September 20, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects
Projects will work to solve critical research and developmental challenges encountered for the successful scale-up of integrated biorefineries.
September 19, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces High Performance Computing for Materials Program to Help Industry Develop New, Improved Material...
Initiative will initially focus on challenges facing industry as they work to develop new or improved materials that can sustain extreme conditions.
September 19, 2017
Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Production of Macroalgae for Energy and Other Uses
New projects will develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of seaweed, helping to improve U.S. energy security.
September 18, 2017
Department of Energy National Labs Recognized as International R&D Hub by International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA designation makes the United States one of only three countries identified for unique capabilities and excellence in nuclear research.
September 15, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Authorizes Eagle Maxville Small-Scale Liquefied Natural Gas Exports
Eagle Maxville authorized to export domestically produced LNG in ISO containers loaded at the Maxville Facility located in Jacksonville.
September 13, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Nearly $20 Million To Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies
This second Department-wide round of funding through the Office of Technology Transition’s Technology Commercialization Fund will support 54 projects.
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 1, 2017
U.S. Department of Energy Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports
A proposed rule aims to provide faster approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), from export facilities.
August 24, 2017
Department of Energy Announces $50 Million for Large-Scale Pilot Fossil Fuel Projects
New funding to support design, construction, and operation of two large-scale pilots for transformational coal technologies.
August 23, 2017
Department of Energy Announces 21 New Projects to Develop High-Performance Circuits for Industrial, Consumer Use
Funding part of Creating Innovative and Reliable Circuits Using Inventive Topologies and Semiconductors (CIRCUITS) program.
August 21, 2017
Department of Energy Participates in Press Conference to Mark First Shipment of Coal to Ukraine
The shipment will depart from the Port of Baltimore later this week and arrive in Ukraine in September.
August 16, 2017
DOE Invests $17.4 Million in Projects To Advance Recovery of Rare Earth Elements From Coal and Coal Byproducts
Energy Department selects four projects to move on to a second phase of research in their efforts to advance recovery of rare earth elements.
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 8, 2017
Dan Brouillette Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Energy
Mr. Brouillette has three decades of experience in both the public and private sector. He recently was the Senior Vice President and head of USAA.
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.