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CARB: What's New  (visit web site for this feed)
23 Jul 2014 13:16:21 PST
newsclips -- ARB Newsclips for July 23, 2014
ARB Newsclips for July 23, 2014.
22 Jul 2014 16:31:10 PST
omb -- Sales Tax exemption for certain manufacturing and R&D equipment
The California Board of Equalization has launched an easy to use website to explain a new law that began on July 1, 2014, which allows manufacturers and certain research and developers to obtain a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.
22 Jul 2014 12:57:08 PST
newsclips -- ARB Newsclips for July 22, 2014.
ARB Newsclips for July 22, 2014.
22 Jul 2014 08:27:29 PST
ab32publichealth -- Tuesday July 22 Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup Meeting
Agenda: Wildfire and Health in a Changing Climate .
21 Jul 2014 16:10:06 PST
newsrel -- Long Beach company agrees to pay $254,100 fine for greenhouse gas emissions
Please consider the following news release from the California Air Resources Board: http://bit.
21 Jul 2014 15:26:21 PST
zev-program -- ZEV Workshop Presentations Posted
Presentations from the July 14, 2014 "Proposed Modifications to Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation" workshop are now posted.
21 Jul 2014 14:08:57 PST
newsclips -- ARB Newsclips for July 21, 2014.
ARB Newsclips for July 21, 2014.
18 Jul 2014 14:13:24 PST
newsclips -- ARB Newsclips for July 18, 2014
ARB Newsclips for July 18, 2014.
17 Jul 2014 16:49:34 PST
omb -- CARB Diesel Compliance/Retrofit Training: JULY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014
The California Air Resources Board is offering the following diesel vehicle regulations and retrofit courses in July, August, and September.
17 Jul 2014 16:20:09 PST
arbcombo -- CARB Diesel Compliance/Retrofit Training: JULY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014
The California Air Resources Board is offering the following diesel vehicle regulations and retrofit courses in July, August,and September.
17 Jul 2014 16:16:47 PST
arbcombo -- CARB Diesel Compliance/Retrofit Training: JULY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014
The California Air Resources Board is offering the following diesel vehicle regulations and retrofit courses in August and September.
17 Jul 2014 15:57:54 PST
newsclips -- ARB Newsclips for July 17, 2014.
ARB Newsclips for July 17, 2014.
17 Jul 2014 15:54:59 PST
arbcombo -- Second Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text - HD GHG Phase I
The California Air Resources Board has posted a Second 15-day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text for the Proposed Greenhouse Gas Regulations for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, Optional Reduced Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Engines, and Amendments to the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation, the Diesel-Fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling Rule, and the Heavy-Duty Hybrid-Electric Vehicles Certification Procedures.
17 Jul 2014 15:10:57 PST
arbcombo -- APPROVED REVISIONS TO THE CARL MOYER PROGRAM GUIDELINES
Mail-out #MSC 14-09 describes the most recent approved revisions to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment (Carl Moyer) Program Guidelines herein referred to as the Guidelines.
16 Jul 2014 12:54:41 PST
newsclips -- ARB Newsclips for July 16, 2014
ARB Newsclips for July 16, 2014.
FERC: What's New  (visit web site for this feed)
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:21:36 -0400
Staff Reports
FERC Staff Issues Energy Infrastructure Update for June 2014
The updated version of the new HARP Emission Inventory Module is available for download.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:04:51 -0400
Statements and Speeches
FERC Commissioner Tony Clark Statement on Physical Security Reliability Standard NOPR
The updated version of the new HARP Emission Inventory Module is available for download.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:43:24 -0400
Decisions
FERC issues NOPR on physical security Reliability Standard CIP-014-1
The updated version of the new HARP Emission Inventory Module is available for download.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:18:18 -0400
Decisions
FERC directs UNS Electric, Inc. to propose formula rate protocols under UNS Electric’s Open Access Transmission Tariff
The updated version of the new HARP Emission Inventory Module is available for download.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:35:22 -0400
News Releases
FERC Proposes to Approve Physical Security Reliability Standard
FERC today took further steps to enhance the physical security for the most-critical Bulk-Power System facilities and reduce the overall vulnerability of the grid to attacks. In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), FERC proposed to approve the physical security Reliability Standard (CIP-014-1) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and to direct NERC to develop two modifications.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:33:07 -0400
News Releases
FERC Provides Staff’s Guidance for Formula Rate Updates, Directs Utilities to File Revisions
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:04:45 -0400
Commission Meetings
FERC Issues Change in Meeting Notice for July 17, 2014 Open Commission Meeting
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:16:06 -0400
The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Mr. Norman Bay to serve on the Commission
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:16:05 -0400
News Relaeases
Senate Votes to Confirm Cheryl LaFleur to Second Term at FERC
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:11:34 -0400
Commission Meetings
FERC issues Sunshine Notice (Agenda) for July 17, 2014 Open Commission Meeting
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
FERC: Market Oversight  (visit web site for this feed)
Thu, 15 May 2014 09:13:34 -0400
Reports & Analyses
FERC Staff Presents 2014 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:15:41 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC Staff Presents 2013 - 2014 Winter Market Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:00:36 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC Staff Issues 2013-2014 Winter Market Assessment Report
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 16 May 2013 09:28:58 -0400
Reports & Analyses
FERC staff presents 2013 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 16 May 2013 09:25:54 -0400
Reports & Analyses
FERC staff presents the 2012 State of the Markets
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:11:50 -0500
Reports & Analyses
FERC staff presents 2012 - 2013 Winter Market Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 17 May 2012 10:04:36 -0400
Reports & Analyses
FERC staff presents 2012 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:42:23 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff presents the 2011 State of the Markets
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 11:03:18 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff presents 2011-2012 Winter Market Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 19 May 2011 12:36:28 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff presents 2011 Summer Market and Reliability Assessment
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Mon, 16 May 2011 08:37:48 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff has updated all Natural Gas Markets data with data from April 2011
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Mon, 16 May 2011 08:37:15 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff has updated all Electric Power Markets data with data from April 2011
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Mon, 16 May 2011 08:37:12 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff has updated all Other Markets data with data from April 2011
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 21 Apr 2011 07:41:25 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff presents the State of the Markets 2010
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 07:31:34 -0400
Market Oversight
FERC staff has updated all Electric Power Markets data with data from January 2011
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
FERC: Technical Conferences  (visit web site for this feed)
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:51:53 -0400
Conferecnes
FERC to Convene a Workshop on Uplift in Energy and Ancillary Services Markets Operated by RTOs/ISOs on September 8, 2014
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Mon, 19 May 2014 12:19:11 -0400
Event Calendar
FERC, NRC Commissioners to Discuss Grid Issues May 28 in Rockville, Maryland
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 15 May 2014 13:58:09 -0400
Event Calendar
FERC Staff to convene Public Comment Meeting on Cove Point Liquefaction Project (CP13-113) on May 31, 2014 in Lusby, MD
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:08 -0400
Event Calendar
FERC to Convene a Technical Conference on the Reliability of the Bulk-Power System on June 10, 2014
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:53:48 -0400
Event Calendar
FERC staff to convene a tech conference on FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, P-2485 in Northfield, MA on April 8, 2014
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:50:39 -0400
Event Calendar
FERC Issues Notice of Technical Conference On Increasing Real-Time And Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software on June 23-25, 2014
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:50:30 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC Staff to Convene a Technical Conference on the Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report (EQR) Filing Process on March 26, 2014
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:27:25 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC Staff to Convene Technical Conference Addressing Critical Infrastructure Protection Issues Identified in Order 791 on April 29, 2014
FERC today posted on its website FERC staff’s general guidance for electric utilities’ annual formula rate updates to address common deficiencies that have impeded the ability to review the updates and verify that rates are consistent with the formula. In separate orders, the Commission directed two utilities to propose formula rate protocols and said four others must revise their protocols or explain why they should not be required to do so.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:14:18 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC to Convene a Technical Conference on Winter 2013-2014 Operations and Market Performance in RTOs and ISOs on April 1, 2014
The Commission is establishing this technical conference to explore the impacts of recent cold weather events on electric and gas operations and markets in Regional Transmission Organization/Independent System Operator (RTO/ISO) regions, and discuss actions taken to respond to those impacts. The conference will look broadly across all RTO/ISO regions to inform the Commission of the challenges posed by these cold weather events. Discussion will focus on a number of issues, including: the impact of cold weather events on operational planning and real-time operations, market prices and performance, and regional infrastructure; the actions taken in response to those impacts; and lessons learned that can be shared between regions and applied in future events.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:58:16 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC Staff to Convene Workshop on Third-Party Provision of Reactive Supply and Voltage Control and Regulation and Frequency Response Services on April 22, 2014
Consistent with the Commission’s stated intent in Order No. 784, staff would like to receive input from interested persons regarding the technical, economic and market issues concerning the provision of Schedule 2 (Reactive Supply and Voltage Control ) and Schedule 3 (Regulation and Frequency Response ) services. To facilitate this discussion, staff provides additional background regarding Commission policies and recent actions with respect to reactive power, frequency response, and frequency regulation.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:56:04 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC staff to convene a technical conference on Discovery Gas Transmission LLC (RP14-173) proposed to increase its Hurricane Mitigation and Reliability Enhancement Surcharge on Feb. 27, 2014 in Wash. DC
Consistent with the Commission’s stated intent in Order No. 784, staff would like to receive input from interested persons regarding the technical, economic and market issues concerning the provision of Schedule 2 (Reactive Supply and Voltage Control ) and Schedule 3 (Regulation and Frequency Response ) services. To facilitate this discussion, staff provides additional background regarding Commission policies and recent actions with respect to reactive power, frequency response, and frequency regulation.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:54:14 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC Staff to Convene a Technical Conference on NYISO Proposed New Capacity Load Zone K on February 26, 2014
Technical conference will focus on whether or not to model Load Zone K as an export-constrained zone for future Demand Curve reset proceedings.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:59:02 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC Staff to Convene Technical Conference on Revisions to Electric Quarterly Report Filing Process on January 22, 2014
Technical conference will focus on whether or not to model Load Zone K as an export-constrained zone for future Demand Curve reset proceedings.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 07:42:17 -0500
Event Calendar
FERC staff to convene a Zero Rate Reactive Power Rate Schedules Workshop on Dec. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC
The workshop is intended to explore the mechanics of public utilities filing reactive power rate schedules for which there is no compensation.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 07:50:59 -0400
Event Calendar
FERC staff to convene technical conference regarding MISO in docket no. ER13-2124 on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, DC
The workshop is intended to explore the mechanics of public utilities filing reactive power rate schedules for which there is no compensation.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  (visit web site for this feed)
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:14:00 +0000
BETO Announces Updated Multi-Year Program Plan
July 23, 2014
BETO Announces Updated Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP).

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:39:00 +0000
BETO-Funded Invention Wins R&D 100 Award
July 23, 2014
BETO-Funded Invention Wins R&D 100 Award

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers won an R&D Magazine R&D 100 award this month for their Bioenergy Technologies Office-funded invention of a new class of membranes that could help reduce the price of bio-ethanol, ethanol-gasoline blend fuels, and drop-in fuels from bio-oil processing.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:05:00 +0000
Madelyn Creedon Confirmed as Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration
July 23, 2014
Madelyn Creedon Confirmed as Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration

WASHINGTON – Madelyn Creedon was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:48:00 +0000
Energy Department Selects Deactivation Contractor for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
July 22, 2014
Energy Department Selects Deactivation Contractor for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Task Order under the Nationwide Environmental Management ID/IQ Unrestricted Contract to Fluor Federal Services, Inc. for deactivation activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Paducah, Kentucky, which is currently leased to the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC).

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000
DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More
July 22, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000
SBIR/STTR Phase I Technical Topics for FY15 Announced – Webinar July 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
July 22, 2014
SBIR/STTR Phase I Technical Topics for FY15 Announced – Webinar July 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

The Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 technical topics include non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:21:00 +0000
Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant
July 21, 2014
Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth.

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:59:00 +0000
EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition
July 18, 2014
EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition

Let the battle begin! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-July launched the 2014 National Building Competition.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:00 +0000
Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory
July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $31 Million for Initial Phases of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Field Observatory

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS). EGS are engineered reservoirs, created beneath the surface of the Earth, where there is hot rock but limited pathways through which fluid can flow. During EGS development, underground fluid pathways are safely created and their size and connectivity increased. These enhanced pathways allow fluid to circulate throughout the hot rock and carry heat to the surface to generate electricity. In the long term, EGS may enable domestic access to a geographically diverse baseload, and carbon-free energy resource on the order of 100 gigawatts, or enough to power about 100 million homes.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:21:00 +0000
Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States
July 17, 2014
Departments of Energy and Agriculture Announce Bioenergy Projects in 10 States

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the selection of 10 projects that will receive funding aimed at accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower, and bio-based products. The investment is part of the Obama Administration’s broader effort to diversify the nation’s energy portfolio and accelerate development of new clean energy technologies designed to decrease dependence on foreign oil, providing a more secure future for America’s energy needs and enhancing rural economies.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:12:00 +0000
Vehicle Technologies Office’s Research Recognized by R&D 100 Awards
July 17, 2014
Vehicle Technologies Office’s Research Recognized by R&D 100 Awards

The 2014 R&D 100 Awards recognized four projects supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office for their technical significance, innovation, and usefulness.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:52:00 +0000
Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels
July 17, 2014
Energy Department Awards $3.5 Million to Develop Cost-Competitive Algal Biofuels

The Energy Department announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of algal biofuels to cost-competitive levels of 5,000 gallons per acre per year by 2022.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:22:00 +0000
Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million to Expand Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands
July 17, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $7 Million to Expand Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands

The Energy Department today announced up to $7 million to deploy clean energy and energy efficiency projects in tribal communities, reducing reliance on fossil fuel, and promoting economic development.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000
2014 Smart Grid R&D Peer Review Presentations Now Available
July 16, 2014
2014 Smart Grid R&D Peer Review Presentations Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability held a peer review of the Smart Grid R&D Program on June 11-12, 2014 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The meeting was held to conduct an external review of technical R&D projects funded by the Smart Grid R&D Program; the review results will be used to help guide the projects in meeting clearly defined criteria, as well as to help support program planning and portfolio management.

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:38:00 +0000
Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Program
July 16, 2014
Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Program

On July 16, at the fourth and final meeting of the White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration announced the new Tribal Climate Resilience Program to help tribes prepare for climate change.

Energy Meets Climate Challenge  (visit web site for this feed)

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