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2014-04-17 16:22:44

US Dept of Energy hails new California energy storage consortium as a groundbreaking model for public-private partnerships SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneering initiative designed to accelerate the development of the energy storage sector in California has signed its first corporate members - from international giants to emerging startups. CalCharge announced the enrollment of Duracell, Hitachi, Volkswagen, LG, Eaton, Enovix, EnerVault, Farasis Energy,...

2014-03-31 16:21:59

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology developing a new electrical power grid technology with an Internet-like control architecture won the third annual ACC Clean Energy Challenge and the Department of Energy's $100,000 grand prize, competition officials announce today. The Georgia Tech team presented their technology to a panel of expert judges from the clean energy community at the ACC Clean...

2014-03-27 23:04:54

One-of-a-kind design will assist NREL and its partners to shape the energy systems of the future. Golden, CO (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 One of the nation’s newest and most premier energy research facilities has been named R&D Magazine’s 2014 Laboratory of the Year. Designed and built by SmithGroupJJR and JE Dunn Construction, the $135 million Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is located at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden,...

2014-03-13 16:23:25

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge, a business plan competition supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) encouraging students from universities in the southeastern United States to develop business plans for new clean energy companies, today announces its Elite Eight Plus Two, with nine winners from ACC schools and one winner from the at-large, non-ACC pool of...

2014-03-07 12:21:10

Team Resumes Transition At Nuclear Security Facilities In Tennessee and Texas RESTON, Va., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bechtel-led Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC has been directed by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to immediately resume transitioning to take over the management and operation of the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Consolidated Nuclear Security was selected last year to manage...

2014-03-06 23:03:00

Mack Trucks’ Macungie Cab and Vehicle Assembly plant and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems’ Scranton operations are two of only 14 manufacturers in the United States to receive Superior Energy Performance (SEP) certification. University Park, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Two manufacturers working with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP) at Penn State have received certification from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for significantly reducing their...

2014-02-28 12:23:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Real Estate Roundtable applauds the re-introduction of bipartisan energy efficiency legislation (S. 2074) that would spur potentially hundreds of thousands of new domestic jobs; cut energy costs for taxpayers, building owners and business tenants; improve U.S. energy security; and reduce hundreds of metric tons of "greenhouse gases" associated with global climate change; http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130520/DC17541 Co-authored...

2014-02-20 16:21:38

Customers to receive $225 million to $250 million in benefits ATLANTA, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it has completed the closing process for $3.46 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) toward the construction of Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4, near Waynesboro, Ga. By securing the federal loan guarantees, Georgia Power expects to be able to provide $225 million to $250 million in present-value benefits to its customers....

NERSC Turns On Switch For 'Edison'
2014-01-30 15:07:07

NERSC The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center recently accepted “Edison,” a new flagship supercomputer designed for scientific productivity. Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Cray XC30 will be dedicated in a ceremony held at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on Feb. 5, and scientists are already reporting results. About 5,000 researchers working on 700 projects and running 600...

2014-01-27 23:04:44

1300 delegates are registered to attend 17th EUEC 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona, February 3-5. (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 EUEC 2014 will kick off with outstanding opening session speakers Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation; Christopher A. Smith, Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy; Alan R. Hodnik, Chairman of Allete; Philip R. Sharp, President of Resources...