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US Energy Dept. unfairly criticised over spending, forecasts – Kemp

US Energy Dept. unfairly criticised over spending, forecasts – Kemp

DOE and EIA forecasts, long-term projections routinely criticized from all sides within energy industry, mostly for partisan, lobbying reasons By John Kemp LONDON (Reuters) – The US Department of Energy has become a lightning rod for criticism in parts of the Republican Party and the fossil fuels industry unhappy about the Obama administration’s energy and […]

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Energy Department launches plan to grow US hydropower 50% by 2050

Energy Department launches plan to grow US hydropower 50% by 2050

Today, only 3% of the nation’s dams currently generate electricity WASHINGTON – The US Department of Energy has released a new report looking at the future of hydropower through 2050 that finds with continued technology advancements, innovative market mechanisms, and a focus on environmental sustainability, hydropower in the US could grow from 101 GW to nearly 150 GW […]

Energy Department signs agreement to accelerate growth of electric vehicle market

Energy Department signs agreement to accelerate growth of electric vehicle market

Energy Department, APPA will work to enhance workplace charging efforts at public power utilities WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Friedman signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Energy and the American Public Power Association (APPA) today. They are collaborating efforts to electrify personal and fleet […]

Energy Department awards $40 Million for waste cleanup research at nuclear sites

Energy Department awards $40 Million for waste cleanup research at nuclear sites

Core mission, cleanup of massive hazardous waste from decades of nuclear weapons research, production in 20th century WASHINGTON – US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced $40 million in awards for four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy environmental management and nuclear cleanup mission. The four centers […]

Energy Department announces $15 million to boost security of US power grid

Energy Department announces $15 million to boost security of US power grid

Activities bolster members’ security capabilities include exercises, utility site assessments, comprehensive range of information sharing WASHINGTON – US Deputy Energy Department Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has announced new funding to strengthen and protect  the nation’s electric grid from cyber and physical attacks. The Energy Department will provide up to $15 million, subject to congressional appropriations, to support […]

Department of Energy gives new awards for advanced nuclear energy development

Department of Energy gives new awards for advanced nuclear energy development

Six former fellowship winners are now university professors working on nuclear energy related research WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of Energy has awarded more than $5 million to undergraduate and graduate students in pursuit of nuclear engineering degrees and other nuclear science and engineering programs relevant to nuclear energy. […]

IG: Solyndra officials misrepresented facts to get federal loan guarantee

IG: Solyndra officials misrepresented facts to get federal loan guarantee

Solyndra officials called ‘reckless’, ‘irresponsible’ WASHINGTON – A four-year investigation has concluded that officials of the solar company Solyndra misrepresented facts and omitted key information in their efforts to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government. The company’s collapse soon after getting federal backing provided ammunition to lawmakers and other critics who portrayed it […]