Tag: Department of Energy

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Inflation Reduction Act Programs Could Establish the U.S. as a Market Leader in Hydrogen 

August 31, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

For the growing U.S. hydrogen industry, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is transformative. Today, nearly all hydrogen is produced from fossil fuels to be used as a chemical feedstock and for refining—emitting carbon dioxide in the process. Recently, thanks to […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Heliogen sets up concentrated solar facility in California

February 23, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Concentrated solar energy system manufacturing Heliogen has begun to set up a production facility in Long Beach, California. The company said on Feb. 22 that its 90,000 sq. ft. Long Beach facility is expected to become operational in the third […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A Game-Changing Vision for Geothermal Energy

June 24, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

According to a report released in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Energy, geothermal electricity generation could increase more than 26-fold by 2050—reaching 60 GW of installed capacity. That may seem like a pipe dream to some power observers, but […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy to Support America’s New National Space Policy

December 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (Dec 9), the Trump Administration announced the release of the National Space Policy, which advocates for developing and deploying nuclear power and propulsion systems on U.S. space missions. President Trump’s National Space Policy affirms the Nation’s commitment to leadership […]

Energy Economics

Trump proposes slashing energy research funding in 2021 budget

February 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

US president Donald Trump has once again advocated for slashing federal funding for clean energy in a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, released on Monday. ‘A Budget for America’s Future’ is a largely symbolic document ahead of the federal […]

News and Policies, U.S.

DOE: U.S. onshore wind projects achieving record capacity, employment

August 26, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Record low costs helped drive U.S. utility-scale onshore wind development to all-time highs in employment and capacity, according to a new federal Department of Energy report. The U.S. land-based wind industry installed 7,588 MW of capacity last year, bringing the […]

Energy Economics

US winning on climate, economics and freedom thanks to natural gas

July 3, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Department of Energy recently approved additional export volumes of natural gas through the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Texas, a move that promises environmental and economic benefits for the nation. Critics of natural gas mocked the decision […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Clean Energy Supporters Begin to Make Inroads With Republican Policymakers

March 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, railed against House lawmakers for “holding back the American economy” with what she characterized as uninformed attitudes toward renewable energy during an event in Washington, […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Open Solicitation for Transformative Energy Projects

December 14, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $100 million in funding for new projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) latest OPEN funding opportunity. OPEN will support America’s top innovators through dozens of early-stage research […]

News and Policies, U.S.

EEI Statement on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Grid Reliability Study

August 24, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Energy’s energy grid reliability study. “EEI commends the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for undertaking this study […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Energy Department Provides $46.2 Million for 48 Solar Projects

July 17, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

The U.S. Department of Energy will provide $46.2 million for 48 projects as part of the SunShot Initiative, which is designed to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies that lower costs and improve reliability and safety. “The SunShot Initiative is a proven […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Energy Department Tackling Efficiency Improvements

July 6, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) is working to increase energy savings and lower operating costs for federal real property. The DOE awarded 21 contracts to energy service companies to meet set energy efficiency goals. Types […]

News and Policies, U.S.

DOE invests $66 million in advanced nuclear technologies

June 16, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

The US Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced investments worth over $66 million in projects that will help advance innovative nuclear technologies. A total of 85 projects are to receive a share of the federal funding for nuclear energy research, facility […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s biggest obstacle in pushing clean coal could be his own White House

March 13, 2017


President Donald Trump trumpets the promise of clean coal, but his war on regulations and elements within his administration could make it difficult to bring carbon-free coal into reality. Trump is expected to sign executive orders to undermine Obama-era rules […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?

February 6, 2017

Via: Forbes

In January, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Advanced Nuclear Technology Act of 2017, HR 590, that is intended “to foster civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies and enhance the licensing and commercial deployment of such technologies.” The […]

News and Policies, State

Feds sending more than $5M to support tidal energy in Maine

September 7, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

The federal Department of Energy is giving a Maine company more than $5 million to advance the development of a tidal energy project. Ocean Renewable Power Company of Portland is expected to use the money to complete the commercial design […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Energy Dept Plans Advanced Reactor Surge

June 20, 2016

Via: Forbes

The Department of Energy quietly released a draft this month of a plan to double America’s nuclear power capacity, not only with the small modular reactors championed by Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Steven Chu, but also with advanced reactors that do […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Senate Passes $37.5 Billion Spending Bill for Energy and Water Programs

May 16, 2016

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Senate passed a $37.5 billion measure on May 12 to fund fiscal year 2017 Department of Energy (DOE) programs and critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation. The bill would increase […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Senate Votes to Restore Funding for Wind Power Research & Development

April 28, 2016


The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted 54-42 to approve a bipartisan amendment providing $95 million in federal funding to wind power research and development. The amendment — co-sponsored by Sens. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, and Charles Grassley, an Iowa […]

News and Policies, U.S.

2015 Closes with New Energy Efficiency Standards that will Save Consumers and Businesses Billions

January 8, 2016

Via: Energy Manager Today

While many of us were enjoying the December holidays, the Department of Energy (DOE) was hard at work finalizing a wide variety of appliance standards. These new rules cover equipment ranging from residential ceiling fan light kits and boilers to […]