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$38M Award to Used Nuclear Fuel Recycling Initiatives
Energy
$38M Award to Used Nuclear Fuel Recycling Initiatives
2022-10-24 20:00:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has awarded $38 million to support a dozen projects intended to reduce the impacts of light-water reactor used nuclear fuel disposal.  The projects, led by universities, private companies, and national laboratories, were selected to develop... Read More

Energy
DOE Plays Host to Seventh Tribal Clean Energy Summit
2022-10-10 19:15:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy played host to more than 60 tribal leaders and an additional 350 participants last week for the 7th Tribal Clean Energy Summit. During the two-day conference, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, DOE Office of Indian... Read More

Energy
Maryland Firm Completes Project to Develop a High-Temperature Gas Reactor
2022-10-10 18:13:13
by Dan McCue

ROCKVILLE, Md. — X-energy has completed a Department of Energy-funded program aimed at further developing a high-temperature gas reactor. The technology development project is a key step toward the final development of the company's multibillion-dollar demonstration project and the nation’s... Read More

Renewable Energy
Some Deadlines Extended by Solar Energy Technologies Office 
2022-08-29 19:41:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office has several funding opportunity deadlines approaching, some of which have been extended. The two deadlines that have been extended are for the office’s Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability... Read More

Energy
Applications Due Aug. 31 for DOE Wood Heater Design Challenge
2022-08-29 19:19:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— Applications are due on Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a chance to participate in the Department of Energy’s Wood Heater Design Challenge. There are an estimated 12.5 million homes in the United States that use wood or pellets for space... Read More

Renewable Energy
US Wind Energy Market Continues Robust Growth Trend, DOE Says
2022-08-19 14:06:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A trio of market reports compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the nation’s wind energy sector is continuing to grow at a robust pace. The reports, unveiled Thursday, document data and trends in wind energy... Read More

Technology
$44M Available From DOE for Innovation in Geothermal Sector
2022-08-15 19:43:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Up to $44 million is being made available for projects to develop and test technology to foster innovation in enhanced geothermal energy systems, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday. The funding opportunity is being managed by the... Read More

Renewable Energy
Three Firms Share in $500K Prize Aimed at Harnessing Energy From the Sea
2022-08-11 19:38:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Maiden Wave Energy, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of three winners of a federal contest to come up with unique ways to capture marine energy to power hurricane-monitoring systems. The company, which filed its first patent for an... Read More

Renewable Energy
DOE to Host Webinar on Community Solar Awards Program Aug. 18
2022-08-05 18:17:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership will host a webinar on Aug. 18 to explain its new Sunny Award prize program, the awards to be given and how to nominate a community solar project or... Read More

Renewable Energy
New Research Group Launched to Grow America's Solar Industry
2022-08-01 18:38:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new research group has been launched to make cadmium telluride solar cells less expensive, more efficient and develop new markets for solar cell products.  Cadmium telluride solar cells were first developed in the United States and are... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Dept. Providing $165M to Expand US Geothermal Energy Sector
2022-08-01 18:27:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing a total of $165 million to spur the growth of the geothermal energy sector in the United States. The department’s goal is to form a consortium of experts who will then use... Read More

Energy
Advanced Nuclear Reactors to Play Key Role in National Decarbonization, Experts Say
2022-07-07 19:33:40
by Reece Nations

BERKELEY, Calif. — New modeling from climate and nuclear energy analysts at the Breakthrough Institute has shown how advanced nuclear reactor development can complement clean energy technologies to reliably meet the country’s future electricity demand. In the report, the analysts... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Department Seeks Applicants for Biofuel Funds
2022-06-27 19:54:21
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is still seeking applicants to share in $59 million aimed at accelerating the production of biofuels and bioproducts in rural America. Applicants interested in taking advantage of the funding opportunity, entitled the Scale-Up... Read More

Renewable Energy
Deadline Fast Approaching for Solar Placement Study Funding
2022-06-13 19:31:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The deadline is fast approaching for applications to share in $15 million the U.S. Department of Energy is making available to those with innovative strategies to minimize the impact solar farms have on wildlife. Interested parties have just... Read More

Energy
More Than 13,000 Express Interest in Joining DOE’s Clean Energy Corps
2022-05-13 17:39:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Barely five months after it was launched, more than 13,000 people have applied to become members of the Department of Energy’s new Clean Energy Corps team. The creation of the corps is a byproduct of the bipartisan infrastructure... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Department Allocating $3.1B to Support Battery Supply Chain
2022-05-02 18:08:10
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to manufacturers and other commercial entities involved in making, retrofitting and recycling lithium-ion batteries.  The investment is part of the Biden... Read More

Energy
Biden Launches $6B Effort to Save Distressed Nuclear Plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is launching a $6 billion effort to rescue nuclear power plants at risk of closing, citing the need to continue nuclear energy as a carbon-free source of power that helps to combat climate change.... Read More

Environment
US Department of Energy Awards $5.7 Million for Carbon Capture Technology Integration Project  
2022-02-15 22:13:05
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management is awarding GE Gas Power’s front-end engineering design study “Retrofittable Advanced Combined Cycle Integration for Flexible Decarbonized Generation” $5,771,670 in federal funding, according to a GE... Read More

Climate
GAO Presses Lawmakers to Improve DOE Carbon Capture Projects
2021-12-29 21:07:01
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Government Accountability Office is pressing lawmakers to institute legislation that would improve oversight and accountability of the Department of Energy’s carbon capture and storage demonstration project expenditures. GAO conducted a study of DOE’s investment of $1.1 billion... Read More

Energy
Solar Energy Has Potential to Power 40% of Nation's Electricity by 2035
2021-09-08 18:14:23
by TWN Staff

The U.S. Department of Energy has released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the... Read More

Energy
DOE Announces $52.5M to Accelerate Clean Hydrogen Projects
2021-07-08 16:58:40
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is spending $52.5 million on 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies and support DOE’s recently announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative to reduce the cost and accelerate breakthroughs in the clean hydrogen... Read More

Climate
DOE Invests $35 Million to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Biofuel Production
2021-05-17 17:05:56
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy last week announced $35 million in funding that will help slash carbon emissions and scale up the volume and efficiency of renewable biofuel. The 15 awarded research projects are housed at colleges, universities,... Read More

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