Video: U.S. Energy Department FY2013 Budget Roll Out

U.S. Energy Secretary of Steven Chu today detailed President Barack Obama’s $27.2 billion Fiscal Year 2013 budget request for the Department of Energy, emphasizing the President’s commitment to an all-of-the-above energy strategy that includes critical investments in innovation, in the job-creating clean energy technologies, and in our national security strategy.

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Interior’s Salazar will tout Arizona energy

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is scheduled to meet with California Gov. Jerry Brown this week, and if he keeps his word, he will tell the governor that several businesses in Arizona are eager to sell renewable energy into the Golden State…”Renewable energy has been a big part of…

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DOE to Host Webcast on New Guidelines for Organizations Interested in Adopting Energy-Saving LED Streetlights

On November 15, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a 90-minute live webcast on new recommendations for implementing energy-saving street lighting projects. Called the “Model Specification for LED Roadway Luminaires,” the new guidelines were developed by members of DOE’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium to assist cities,…

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DOE and FERC Joint Public Statement on Back Stop Siting

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today his decision that the Department of Energy will work more closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in reviewing proposed electric transmission projects under section 216 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), as an alternative to delegating additional authority…

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Rooftop Solar Power for U.S. Military Housing Supported by DOE

Credit: Craig Miller Productions DOE announced on September 7 its offer of a conditional commitment for a partial guarantee of a $344 million loan that will support Project SolarStrong, which will install up to 160,000 rooftop solar installations on as many as 124 military bases in up to 33 states….

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Biofuels Research Facility Opens at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit was commissioned on August 18 at a DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) site in Emeryville, California. Built and operated with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the DOE, the facility will enable researchers and engineers to test promising new processes…

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DOE Finalizes $197 Million Loan Guarantee for Solar Manufacturing Facilities

DOE announced on August 19 it has finalized a $197 million loan guarantee to SoloPower, Inc., for constructing and operating state-of-the-art thin-film solar module manufacturing facilities at sites in Portland, Oregon, and an existing site in San Jose, California. At full capacity, the facilities are expected to produce more than…

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Department of Energy Awards Nearly $7 Million to Advance Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Storage Systems Research

California, Ohio, and Virginia Projects to Find Ways to Reduce Component and Manufacturing Costs The U.S. Department of Energy today announced nearly $7 million over five years for independent cost analyses that will support research and development efforts for fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems. The four projects – in…

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Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013

Competition Trains the Next Generation of Clean Energy Engineers and Designers The Department of Energy announced yesterday that it  is considering offers for a new site for Solar Decathlon 2013. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a competition that challenges collegiate students from across the globe to design,…

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Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Achieve SunShot Goal

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a $50 million investment over two years for the SUNPATH program, aimed to help the nation reclaim its competitive edge in solar manufacturing. SUNPATH, which stands for Scaling Up Nascent PV At Home, represents the second solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing Initiative (PVMI) supporting the…

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Department of Energy Highlights New Global Energy Efficiency Standard

The Department of Energy (DOE) today recognized the publication of ISO 50001, a new global energy efficiency and energy management standard which will help organizations worldwide save money in their buildings and industrial facilities. The new international standard will pave the way for long term energy savings and serve as…

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