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Adversaries Could Shut Down US Power Grid, Energy Secretary Says

Yahoo! Summary Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm issued a warning to American companies: our adversaries have the capability to shut down the entire U.S. power grid. When Granholm was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper about vulnerabilities in the electricity grid and whether a foreign...

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IDEA2021 Registration is Now Open!

This is an announcement we've been waiting to make for a long time. Registration for IDEA2021 is now open . By the time we convene in Austin, TX for IDEA2021 , September 27-29, it will have been more than 2 years since our last in-person Annual Conference. This will be a great...

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The Future of Community Energy Planning: 3D Web Application Will Expedite Feasibility Analysis

News Wise Summary HARC, Fugro, and the University of Houston announce a DOE-funded project to develop an online application to expand the number of feasibility analyses for district energy systems and community microgrids. This low-cost tool will make planning and exploration of...

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DOE Announces $12 Million to Advance Geothermal Energy Technologies Summary The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $12 million for technologies that can make geothermal systems more efficient for clean, renewable energy production. This funding will help scientists and engineers unlock the full potential of geothermal power to...

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Department of Energy Selects West Virginia University and Sandia National Laboratories to Receive up to $15 Million for Geothermal Energy Research Summary The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $15 million for the research and development (R&D) of innovative subsurface geothermal technologies. Together, the two projects—selected under the FY 2020 Geothermal Technologies Office’s (GTO) Hydrothermal...

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Combating Climate Change Through High-Performance Districts

CleanTechnica Summary If we are going to keep the global temperature rise below 1.5°C, we need to fix our buildings. They are the largest end-users of energy, generating nearly 40 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. However, addressing energy efficiency and renewable...

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Biden to Tap Jennifer Granholm for Energy Secretary

Wall Street Journal Summary President-elect Joe Biden is expected to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to lead the Energy Department, according to people familiar with the matter, turning to a renewable energy advocate to fill a cabinet position that will play a role in...

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Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. The DOE Hydrogen Program is a coordinated Departmental...

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Department of Energy Announces $80 Million for Innovative Building Technologies and Practices

Energy.Gov Summary Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This funding opportunity will provide up to $80 million for projects that enhance energy...

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US Government re-establishes Arctic Energy Office

Energy Live News Summary The US Government has announced the re-establishment of the Arctic Energy Office (AEO) located on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The AEO will drive co-ordination and collaboration on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) activities in the...