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Energy Department Invests $32M in Solar Workforce Training, Power Collector Design; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Comments

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

The Energy Department has pumped $32 million into programs to train its solar energy workforce, develop a new solar power collector design and open public access to solar energy market datasets. Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said Tuesday DOE intends for the workforce training program to grow the U.S. solar …

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DOE Pumps $2.3M into Clean Tech Lab-to-Market Effort; David Danielson Comments

Energy Department

The Energy Department has invested $2.3 million in a program to transition clean energy technologies from national laboratories to the marketplace. DOE intends for the Lab-Corps initiative to provide market feedback to national lab researchers and train them to develop startup businesses, industry partnerships and licensing agreements, the department said Wednesday. “In support of the President’s …

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Oak Ridge Scientists Demo Wireless Vehicle Charging with 85% Efficiency


Scientists at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have showcased a wireless charging unit that the lab says works at an 85-percent efficiency rate. DOE’s Allison Lantero wrote Thursday that 17 national labs are also exploring transportation technologies in an effort to improve air quality and minimize U.S. energy dependence on other countries. Researchers are developing …

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Energy Dept Announces First Data Centers to Join Better Buildings Challenge; Ernest Moniz Comments

Ernest Moniz

The Energy Department has announced the first batch of data center owners that join the government’s program to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years. The partners have committed to install new information technology systems as part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department said Tuesday. “Through the Better Buildings Challenge, public …

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GSA Issues Review of New LEED Certification System Version; Kevin Kampschroer Comments


The General Services Administration has issued a review of the fourth version of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system. GSA made the assessment to see how the new iteration complies with existing federal statutory, regulatory and executive order green building standards, the agency said Wednesday. “GSA’s review of LEED v4 …

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William Tschudi: LBNL Aims to Help Agency Data Centers Go ‘Green’

William Tschudi

William Tschudi, head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s High Tech and Industrial Systems Group, is leading efforts to help federal agencies keep up with energy usage practices that are utilized in data centers, FCW reported Monday. John Moore writes that Tschudi’s team is designated as an Energy Department Center of Expertise on energy efficiency at data …

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House GOP Proposes $34B Energy Budget

(POLITICO)—House Republicans met on Capitol Hill on Monday to propose a $34 billion energy and water budget, pushing to heal the wounds created by about a billion dollars in budget cuts from the Army Corps of Engineers, alternatively reallocating funds from president-preferred renewable energy programs. The drafted bill accommodates $5.5 …

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