DEC
02

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Lower Costs, Increase Performance of Solar Energy Systems

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DEC
01

Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing

The Energy Department today announced a total of $4.4 million for two projects in Michigan and Pennsylvania to support the use of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques in the development of new “low-head” hydropower technologies. The United States has major opportunities across the country to add new hydropower generating capabilities at low-head sites, which operate with a change in elevation between 2 and 20 meters, including waterways at existing non-powered dams, canals, and conduits. According to Energy Department assessments , there is a technical resource potential of more than 50 gigawatts of potential capacity at these low-head sites. New, low-cost, integrated hydropower turbine and generator sets made with modern materials and manufacturing technologies will help power providers harness the full generating potential of these existing low-head sites and produce cost-competitive, renewable electricity.  In support of the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, the funding will advance research and development of new...
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NOV
19

DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 19: Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind−Market, Manufacturing, & Jobs Webcast Sponsor: WINDExchange The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled  “Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind−Market, Manufacturing, & Jobs” on Wednesday, November 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Patrick Gilman from the Energy Department will moderate, and the following speakers will discuss recent developments in the economics of offshore wind: Bruce Hamilton, Navigant Consulting Inc.: Offshore Wind Market Report. This presentation will summarize the third annual assessment of the U.S. offshore wind market, which includes developments in the offshore wind technology sector and...
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NOV
14

DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 18: Live Webinar on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology Webinar Sponsor:  Fuel Cell Technologies Office The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled "An Overview of the Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) Project" on Tuesday, November 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The H2FIRST project focuses on technical tasks in support of H2USA to ensure that fuel cell vehicle customers have a positive fueling experience similar to conventional gasoline and diesel stations, as more of these vehicles are introduced to the market and the nation transitions to...
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NOV
13

Energy Department Announces $5 Million for Residential Building Energy Efficiency Research and University-Industry Partnerships

The Energy Department today announced a $5 million investment to develop and demonstrate new residential energy efficiency solutions, and that will support building energy efficiency research at universities and colleges. The Department will provide $4 million to support the demonstration of high-impact energy efficiency technologies and practices that can produce 50% energy savings in new homes by 2025 and 40% energy savings in existing homes by 2030. The Department will also award $1 million to American universities to fund student teams that will work in partnership with industry to develop energy efficiency technologies. Provided through the Department’s Building America program, the $4 million in funding will help U.S. homeowners save as much as $12 billion a year by supporting the development of energy savings measures; heating, venting, and air conditioning equipment; and insulation and building materials that will drastically reduce a home’s heating and cooling costs. Heating and cooling loads on...
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NOV
06

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 18: Live Webinar on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II  Webinar Sponsor: Building Technologies Office The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Part II” on Tuesday, November 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The webinar is part of a monthly series offered by the Building Technologies Office's Building America program, featuring the latest advances in residential building technologies and practices developed by the Building America research teams and national laboratory experts. This month's webinar features: William Zoeller of the Consortium for Advanced Residential Buildings, presenting...
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NOV
06

EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs. In comparison to previous years, the 2015 models include a greater number of fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles in a broader variety of classes and sizes. “Automakers’ innovation is thriving, and Americans are benefiting from new consumer choices that limit carbon emissions and slow the effects of climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This year’s guide is not just about how the latest models compare with one another; it’s about providing people with an excellent tool so that they can make informed decisions affecting their pocketbooks and the planet.”                                                                                                                         “Today’s announcement builds on the Administration’s commitment to developing a transportation sector that minimizes harmful emissions and saves consumers money...
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NOV
06

Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – As a part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized Cummins Inc., for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York. Through the Better Plants Challenge, Cummins committed to a 25 percent reduction in energy intensity by 2016 across 104 facilities, including 19 plants covering more than eight million square feet. Cummins has already achieved its goal with a cumulative energy intensity reduction of 34 percent, and the company’s efforts in Jamestown are expected to reduce the plant’s energy intensity by a third – resulting in energy savings of approximately 250 billion British thermal units and also saving the company nearly $1.4 million in energy bills. “Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge Partners, including Cummins demonstrate that cutting energy waste and deploying solar energy is good...
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NOV
05

Computer Defeats Video Game System in #EnergyFaceoff Round One

If you're a gamer, you likely have a preference for the computer or a dedicated video game system. But if you use both, you may be interested to know which uses the most energy, and costs the most to use. And of course, it's not just the computer or gaming system that you're using—it's the monitor and television as well. So let's assume you're playing video games for three hours per day, 300 days a year. Which would use more energy: the computer (and monitor) or the video game system (and TV)? Do you think there will be a large difference between the two? Here's an estimate, based on some estimated wattages from Home Energy Saver , and following the steps for calculating annual energy use and cost on Energy Saver. Computer and Monitor Computer CPU: 68 W Monitor: 84 W [3 hours (68 W + 84 W)] / 1000 =...
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NOV
04

New Energy Saver Twitter Account

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