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Energy Department Announces $3 Million for Industry HPC Access

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available funding for manufacturers to use high- performance computing (HPC) resources at the Energy Department's national laboratories to tackle major manufacturing challenges.

Lab-Corps Program Announces Second Round of Training for Entrepreneurial Teams at National Labs

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department's Lab-Corps program launched its second round of clean energy entrepreneurship trainings to accelerate the transfer of clean energy technologies from the Energy Department national laboratories to the marketplace.

DOI Announces Milestone for Wind Energy Development Off New York's Shore

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) defined an 81,000-acre offshore Wind Energy Area about 11 miles south of Long Island, New York, for potential commercial wind energy development.

Eagles are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 07:00
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory partnered with industry to gather data about bird flight patterns, which will help the companies develop technology to reduce bird collisions with turbines.

Energy Department Announces $25 Million for Next-Gen Electric Machines

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in available funding, aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development.

DOE’s Small Business Vouchers Pilot Selects 33 for Lab Collaboration

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that 33 small businesses have been selected to work directly with DOE national labs to accelerate the transformation toward a clean energy economy.

Energy Department Announces Denver as Location for 2017 Solar Decathlon

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced Denver, Colorado, as the host city for the next U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition in the fall of 2017.

Mid-Winter Check In and Getting Ready for Spring

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 07:00
On the Energy Department's Energy Saver website, you can find many tips for making your home more energy efficient as we start to say goodbye to winter and hello to warmer weather.

Energy Department Announces $80 Million to Increase SuperTruck Efficiency

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced an $80 million funding opportunity for research, development, and demonstration of long-haul tractor-trailer truck technology.

Energy Department Announces $22 Million for Marine Energy Projects

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced a $22 million funding opportunity for new research, development, and demonstration projects to advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy systems.

Energy Department Announces Finalists Vying for Wave Energy Prize

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department announced the nine teams chosen as finalists in the Wave Energy Prize, a 20-month design-build-test competition that aims to double the energy captured from ocean waves.

Energy Department Solid-State Lighting Efforts Spark New Paradigm

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 07:00
Breakthroughs in solid-state lighting technology, driven in part by Energy Department research investments, are leading to sweeping changes in the way lighting experts view the vast economic potential of future lighting systems and their growing benefits to society.

DOE Launches $40 Million Effort to Improve Materials for Clean Energy Solutions

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of its Energy Materials Network, a new national laboratory-led initiative that will tackle the design, testing, and production of advanced materials.

West Palm Beach, Florida, Announces Bigger Energy-Saving Goal, New Efficiency Upgrades

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department recognized the City of West Palm Beach for their leadership in improving energy efficiency across 1.4 million square feet of building space by 20% in just 10 years.

Energy Department Recognizes Orlando Better Buildings Challenge Partners

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:00
The Energy Department recognized the City of Orlando, Florida, and Parkway Properties for their leadership in improving energy efficiency across a combined 20 million square feet of building space by 20% within 10 years.

The Recovery Act and Clean Energy

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 07:00
The Recovery Act not only lifted America out of the economic doldrums, it helped spark a clean energy revolution of technology innovation and market forces.