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February 12, 2014

Energy Department Offers Funding to Improve the Electric Grid

The Energy Department is offering up to $7 million in funding to advance the design of technologies that will help communities become more adaptive and prepared for power outages caused by severe weather and other events.  More

October 21, 2013

New CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships Launched

Today, the Advanced Manufacturing Office announced the launch of seven regional CHP Technical Assistance Partnerships: the next generation of regional centers to help organizations understand how combined heat and power (CHP) can improve their bottom lines and lower energy bills. More

September 9, 2013

New Companies Join Better Buildings, Better Plants

HARBEC, Inc. has joined the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge and four other companies have joined the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program, voluntarily committing to significantly reduce the energy intensity of their industrial operations. More

August 14, 2013

Protecting the Electric Grid from Weather Due to Climate Change

A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the Energy Department evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.  More

August 1, 2013

AMO Announces Second Annual IAC Student Research Awards

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is pleased to announce the winners of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) student research awards. Now in its second year, AMO sponsors the awards competition to honor exceptional students participating in the IAC program. More

July 24, 2013

Berkeley Lab Shows Strategies to Achieve Low-Carbon Data Centers

A recent perspective in the journal Nature Climate Change, co-authored by a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher, proposes that energy models of data centers provide "actionable guidance" to policymakers.  More

July 17, 2013

Energy Department Projects Win 38 R&D 100 Awards for 2013

The Energy Department's national laboratories were recognized with 38 R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.  More

June 19, 2013

Energy Department Invests in Next Generation Efficient Lighting

The Energy Department announced five new manufacturing research and development projects that are part of a $10 million investment to support energy efficient lighting products. More

June 6, 2013

Federal and Industry Partners Issue Challenge to Manufacturers

A coalition that includes the U.S. federal government and over 200 major commercial building sector partners has challenged to U.S. manufacturers to build wireless sub- meters that cost less than $100 apiece. More

June 5, 2013

Energy Department Sets New Efficiency Standards for Microwave Ovens

The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens that will save consumers nearly $3 billion on their energy bills through 2030.  More

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