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R. ARUN MAJUMDAR – FORMER DIRECTOR, ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY – ENERGY joins Google

Monday 12/17/2012 09:59:00 AM One of the world’s biggest challenges is bringing reliable, sustainable and affordable energy to everyone. We need a new energy blueprint for the future—the latest advances in technology have the potential to bring us closer to that goal than ever before. That’s why I’m pleased to welcome Dr. Arun Majumdar to […]

Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Department of Energy, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The final Solar PEIS represents a major step forward […]

U.S. Inches Toward Goal of Energy Independence

Jim Wilson/The New York Times An Apache Corporation well near Hobbs, N.M. Apache is drilling in the Permian Basin, an oil field once thought played out.More Photos » By CLIFFORD KRAUSS and ERIC LIPTON MIDLAND, Tex. — The desolate stretch of West Texas desert known as the Permian Basin is still the lonely domain of scurrying roadrunners by […]

Energy Department Announces Up to $2 Million to Collect Data from Hydrogen Fueling Stations and Demonstrate Innovations in Hydrogen Infrastructure Technologies

March 13, 2012 As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to reduce America’s reliance on foreign oil, the Energy Department today announced up to $2 million available this year to collect and analyze performance data for hydrogen fueling stations and advanced refueling components. By collecting data from advanced hydrogen fueling stations, the Energy Department […]

Solyndra Is Blamed as Clean-Energy Loan Program Stalls

Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times Michael F. Donoughe, chief operating officer of Bright Automotive, which withdrew its application for a government loanand is now shutting down operations to produce a hybrid delivery van. By BILL VLASIC and MATTHEW L. WALD More than $16 billion in loans authorized five years ago by Congress to develop fuel-efficient vehicles has yet to be dispersed, […]

System Advisor Model (SAM)

System Advisor Model (SAM) Login Register HOME DOWNLOADS SUPPORT FORUM LEARNING RESOURCES» CONTACT US MY ACCOUNT Skip to Content Welcome to SAM The System Advisor Model (SAM) is a performance and financial model designed to facilitate decision making for people involved in the renewable energy industry: The SAM main window showing monthly electricity generation for […]

President Obama Highlights Energy Department Efficiency Training Centers That Save U.S. Manufacturers $5.6 Billion

University Students Provide Energy Efficiency Assessments to Businesses and Manufacturing Plants February 23, 2012 During a visit to the University of Miami to highlight his administration’s all-out, all-of-the-above approach to American energy, President Obama today touted the Energy Department’s cost-cutting Industrial Assessment Program. The program supports university-based Industrial Assessment Centers (IACs) across the country, which […]

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Jump to a FOA: FOA Number FOA Title DE-FOA-0000654 Bridging Research Interactions through Collaborative Development Grants in Energy (BRIDGE) DE-FOA-0000651 SunShot Incubator Program DE-FOA-0000659 Notice – Pre-solicitation Meeting – Offshore Wind DE-FOA-0000620 Accelerating the Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in Indonesia DE-FOA-0000567 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative: High Operating Temperature Fluids DE-FOA-0000635 Superior […]

Energy Loans a Safer Bet Than Congress Anticipated, Review Shows

By Jim Snyder and Brian Wingfield – Feb 10, 2012 10:01 PM MT Tax breaks have helped solar leasing companies raise more than $1 billion in venture capital financing. Photographer: The Orange County Register/Zuma Press Potential losses from U.S. energy loan programs are likely to be less than projected by the White House and Congress, according to an […]

Preparing for a Flood of Energy Efficiency Spending

By KATE GALBRAITH                     KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — To the casual eye, the basement of this city’s Firehouse 9 looks like a jumble of old hydrants, Dr Pepper cartons, rakes and random gear. To specialists in energy efficiency, the 1960s-era building is a mess of a different sort: wasteful hot water heaters for the firefighters’ showers, […]

Energy Department Announces University Research Opportunities to Advance SunShot Goals

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced two opportunities that will engage innovative scientific thinkers from the nation’s top universities to drive transformational research in solar energy. To advance promising utility-scale solar energy technologies, DOE will make up to $10 million available to support the […]

DOE Awards More Than $7 Million for Hydrogen Storage in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

December 12, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy today announced more than $7 million to fund four projects in California, Washington, and Oregon to advance hydrogen storage technologies to be used in fuel cell electric vehicles. The 3-year projects will help lower the costs and increase the performance of hydrogen storage systems by developing innovative […]