EPA, Energy Dept. Announce Availability of $9.4M in Funding for Biofuel Projects
Renewable Energy
EPA, Energy Dept. Announce Availability of $9.4M in Funding for Biofuel Projects
2024-02-22 20:48:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy are making $9.4 million available to support “high impact” technology projects in the advanced biofuels space. The funding is being made available through the Inflation Reduction Act and... Read More

Energy Dept. to Invest $4.75M in National Center for Offshore Wind
Funding
Energy Dept. to Invest $4.75M in National Center for Offshore Wind
2024-02-12 22:14:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is investing $4.75 million to establish a new national center of excellence to accelerate the development of “reliable and equitable” offshore wind power in the United States. The Academic Center for Reliability and Resilience... Read More

Low-Income Communities Show ‘Remarkable’ Interest in Clean Energy Program
Renewable Energy
Low-Income Communities Show ‘Remarkable’ Interest in Clean Energy Program
2023-12-04 22:23:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A clean energy program created under the auspices of the Inflation Reduction Act has proven to be incredibly popular with the low-income communities it was designed to serve, according to the federal departments administering it. All told, the... Read More

States to Share in $150M to Train Energy Efficiency Contractors
In The States
States to Share in $150M to Train Energy Efficiency Contractors
2023-07-17 20:27:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is making $150 million available in grants for states to help them reduce the cost of training, testing and certifying residential energy efficiency and electrification contractors. The State-Based Home Energy Efficiency Contractor Training Grants... Read More

DOE Makes $200,000 Available for Community Solar Projects
Renewable Energy
DOE Makes $200,000 Available for Community Solar Projects
2023-04-21 18:53:11
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The second round of the American-Made Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar, which offers $200,000 to community solar projects and programs that employ best practices in delivering meaningful benefits to their subscribers and communities, is underway, according to... Read More

Innovation Rules at ARPA-E Energy Summit Conference
Technology
Innovation Rules at ARPA-E Energy Summit Conference
2023-03-23 16:12:36
by Dan McCue

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — It’s not a conference so much as a dream factory that’s transpiring through Friday on the shores of the Potomac River. Now in its 13th year, the ARPA-E Innovation Summit is a three-day program of lectures,... Read More

DOE Proposes New Energy Standards for Battery Chargers
Regulation
DOE Proposes New Energy Standards for Battery Chargers
2023-03-20 18:22:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy this past week proposed a new energy conservation rule for battery chargers for consumer products. A public meeting via webinar has been scheduled on Thursday, April 27, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.... Read More

Large Trucks, RVs and Buses Seen as Ripe for Solar Integration
Transportation
Large Trucks, RVs and Buses Seen as Ripe for Solar Integration
2023-03-06 15:49:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After six months of gathering public comment, two agencies of the U.S. Department of Energy have concluded that commercial trucks, RVs, buses and local delivery fleet vehicles are the biggest market opportunity when it comes to integrating solar... Read More

New Standards Proposed for Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Clothes Washers
Regulation
New Standards Proposed for Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Clothes Washers
2023-02-13 21:35:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed new energy-efficiency standards for refrigerators and clothes washers that it says will lower household energy costs and significantly reduce pollution.  The standards have not been updated in over a decade. Department... Read More

Scientists at Livermore Lab Make Major Fusion Energy Breakthrough
Energy
Scientists at Livermore Lab Make Major Fusion Energy Breakthrough
2022-12-13 16:38:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Scientists studying fusion energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California have achieved a major milestone — creating the first fusion reaction in a laboratory that actually produced more energy than it took to start the reaction. Decades... Read More

$550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit State and Local Governments
Energy
$550M in Clean Energy Funding to Benefit State and Local Governments
2022-11-28 17:20:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent announcing $550 million to support the deployment of community-based clean energy in state, tribal and local governments — an initiative it says will directly benefit more than 250 million... Read More

DOE Approves Conditional Funding to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
In The States
DOE Approves Conditional Funding to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant
2022-11-28 17:13:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy has approved roughly $1.1 billion in conditional funding for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company filed its application for federal funding on Sept. 2, 2022, the same... Read More

15 Million More Barrels of Gasoline Being Released From Strategic Reserve
White House
15 Million More Barrels of Gasoline Being Released From Strategic Reserve
2022-10-19 16:51:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will release 15 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, and may consider releasing significantly more this winter, in an effort to ease high gasoline prices. The announcement comes in the wake of several polls... Read More

Energy Dept. Makes $27M Available for Solar Manufacturing Incubator
Renewable Energy
Energy Dept. Makes $27M Available for Solar Manufacturing Incubator
2022-07-15 16:12:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is making $27 million available to support projects aimed at lowering the cost of solar energy, developing next-generation solar technologies and boosting American solar manufacturing.  According to the DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, which... Read More

Clean Energy Transition Effort Expanded to 12 New Remote Communities
Climate
Clean Energy Transition Effort Expanded to 12 New Remote Communities
2022-06-14 20:37:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — As climate change intensifies, remote and island communities are often bearing the brunt of higher costs, increased outages and the unshakable anxiety that comes with persistent uncertainty over daily necessities. Established in April 2021, the U.S. Department of... Read More

Deadline Fast Approaching for Solar Placement Study Funding
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 Department Makes $59M Available to Expand Biofuels Production
Renewable Energy
Energy Department Makes $59M Available to Expand Biofuels Production
2022-06-01 17:50:39
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $59 million available to accelerate the production of biofuels and bioproducts to reduce emissions in hard-to-decarbonize business sectors in rural America. The Energy Department’s funding opportunities will focus on applied research,... Read More

Energy Dept Launches New Solar Workforce Development Programs
Education
Energy Dept Launches New Solar Workforce Development Programs
2022-05-27 19:18:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department has launched two new Solar Decathlon workforce development programs intended to extend the collegiate competition into high school classrooms and architectural studios across the country. The two programs, Solar Decathlon Professions (SD Pro) and Solar... Read More

Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition
Renewable Energy
Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition
2022-05-19 20:39:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A team of Kansas State University students have won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition. Over the course of the past school year, teams from 12 colleges and universities, as well as four “learn-along” teams... Read More

House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
Congress
House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
2022-04-29 23:27:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power infrastructure and include it in an “all of the above” approach to securing the nation’s energy future. Reps. Fred Upton,... Read More

Energy Department Seeking Input on Geothermal Energy Projects
Renewable Energy
Energy Department Seeking Input on Geothermal Energy Projects
2022-04-20 13:25:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is seeking input from the energy industry, energy experts and the general public to support a proposed $84 billion in new investments in enhanced geothermal energy demonstration projects. The pilot energy system projects were included... Read More

White House Plans Largest-Ever Oil Reserve Release to Combat Gas Prices
Energy
White House Plans Largest-Ever Oil Reserve Release to Combat Gas Prices
2022-03-31 23:06:30
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday will announce plans for the largest-ever release of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves, the White House announced. Under the plan, about 1 million barrels of oil per day will be released... Read More

Energy Department Rolls Out $3.16 Billion for Residential Energy Retrofits
Climate
Energy Department Rolls Out $3.16 Billion for Residential Energy Retrofits
2022-03-30 17:03:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is accepting applications from states, tribes and territories for a share of $3.16 billion in new funding through the agency’s residential energy retrofit program. The expanded funding for the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program... Read More

DOE Releases Strategy to Secure Clean Energy Supply Chain
Renewable Energy
DOE Releases Strategy to Secure Clean Energy Supply Chain
2022-02-24 22:12:35
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive strategy to ensure the stability of the country’s energy supply and increase its independence on Thursday. “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” was... Read More

Federal Facilities to be Retrofit With Climate-Resilient Technologies
Energy
Federal Facilities to be Retrofit With Climate-Resilient Technologies
2021-12-07 17:51:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is providing $13 million in funding to retrofit 17 federal facilities across the country with renewable energy and other climate resilience technologies.  According to the department, these projects will lower energy costs and enhance the... Read More

Infosys Developing Quantum Computing Capabilities on AWS
Telecom
Infosys Developing Quantum Computing Capabilities on AWS
2021-09-23 20:40:42
by Victoria Turner

Amazon Web Services’ quantum computing service, Amazon Braket, is partnering with next-generation digital services consulting firm Infosys to develop quantum computing capabilities for its Infosys Cobalt cloud offerings.  Amazon Braket provides the technology and research for scientists and developers to... Read More

Energy Department Requests $201 Million to Bolster Cyber Defense
Cybersecurity
Energy Department Requests $201 Million to Bolster Cyber Defense
2021-06-28 20:02:22
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm requested $201 million in additional funds to fortify her department’s cybersecurity defenses in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. Granholm’s request came in response to a ransomware attack on an... Read More

Granholm Says Green Jobs a Matter of ‘Economic Patriotism’
Employment
Granholm Says Green Jobs a Matter of ‘Economic Patriotism’
2021-05-17 15:32:16
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration’s push to tackle several crises at once has reenergized the push for green jobs or those jobs which contribute to preserving or restoring the environment, including those in traditional sectors, like manufacturing.  His American Jobs... Read More

DOE’s Energy Information Administration Releases 2021 Energy Outlook
Energy
DOE’s Energy Information Administration Releases 2021 Energy Outlook
2021-02-08 14:42:49
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Each year the Energy Information Administration, a statistical and analytical agency within the Department of Energy, releases its annual Energy Outlook which provides updated projections of U.S. energy markets. Releasing its 2021 report with a virtual discussion at... Read More

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