Department of Energy News [External Sources]
May 21, 2013Dr. Ernest Moniz Sworn in as 13th Secretary of Energy
Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman in a ceremony for the Department’s employees.
Christie Administration Honors Princeton Plasma Physics Lab as New Jersey's Top Environmental Steward
DEP program encourages facilities across the state to voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements.
May 20, 2013Energy Department Announces New Technical Assistance for Tribal Clean Energy Projects
The Energy Department announced that five Tribes will receive technical assistance through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program for renewable energy project development and installation.
Energy Department Completes Salt Coolant Material Transfer to Czech Republic for Advanced Reactor Research
May 20, 2013Energy Department Completes Salt Coolant Material Transfer to Czech Republic for Advanced Reactor Research
The U.S. Department of Energy recently joined with the U.S. Embassy in Prague and the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Trade to complete the transfer of 75 kilograms of fluoride salt from the Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the Czech Nuclear Research Institute Řež.
May 17, 2013Green Button Initiative Growing
The Green Button initiative, which is the common-sense idea that electricity customers should be able to securely download their own energy usage information from their utility websites, is continuing to gain traction across the country.
May 17, 2013Energy Department Authorizes Second Proposed Facility to Export Liquefied Natural Gas
Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries
May 17, 2013OE Releases 2013 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (April 2013)
The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has released Volume 2, Issue 2 of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (EEPQ), designed to briefly highlight a few of the energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.
Berkeley Lab Researchers Report First Fully Integrated Artificial Photosynthesis Nanosystem.
With the publication last year of its strategic plan, “Forging the Future — A Ten-Year Strategic Vision” the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has positioned itself to provide the most current technology and expertise to their users so that they can address pressing energy and environmental scientific challenges.
May 15, 2013Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting June 5-6, 2013
The next meeting of the Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6, 2013 at the the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. The final agenda is now available.
The Office of Science’s Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) Open House will be a fun science festival for every age, with NASA moon rocks, a Hall of Machines, an art show of paintings of PPPL, science activities for kids and tours of fusion machines.