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Energy Department

DOE to Host Energy Review Public Meeting

The Energy Department will solicit input from stakeholders during an energy review public meeting scheduled to take place Friday. DOE’s office of energy policy and systems analysis ...
wind energy

Siemens Invests $261M in England Wind Turbine Factory; Michael Suess Comments

Siemens is constructing an offshore wind turbine production site in England with more than $261 million in investments, Smartmeters reported Sunday. The company will manufacture 6-megawatt ...

Intel to Host 3 ‘Hackathon’ Events in Support of a White House Initiative

Intel Corp. will host three “hackathon” events as part of efforts to help further the government’s climate data initiative. The company and its local partners plan to ...

House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

The House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 ...
power grid

UK Government Bares $18M in Funding for Smart Grid R&D; David Willetts Comments

The UK government has launched an $18 million funding competition for interested vendors to research and develop local energy grid and storage systems, Business Green reported Monday. James ...

New NSA Data Center to Use Wastewater-Based Coolant

The National Security Agency will be using the treated wastewater of Howard County, Md. to cool systems inside the agency’s new data center at Fort Meade, the Baltimore Sun reported ...
Nuclear powerplant

Energy Dept Picks NuScale for Small Modular Reactor Design Partnership; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has awarded NuScale Power LLC a project to develop and market small modular reactors in the U.S. as part of efforts to further the government’s clean energy ...
fossil fuel

Energy Dept to Award $8B in Loans for Fossil Fuel Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has issued an $8 billion solicitation in loan guarantees for fossil energy projects intended to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The loan guarantee, mandated ...
wind energy

Report: President Obama Asks Agencies to Triple Renewable Energy Usage by 2020

A new executive order from President Barack Obama is asking all federal agencies to increase renewable energy use for electricity to 20 percent by 2020, Associated Press reported Wednesday. President ...

Four Agencies Sign Up for GSA ‘Total Workplace’ Real Estate Program; Dan Tangherlini, Charles Hardy Comment

The General Services Administration has launched a new program to provide virtual resources to federal organizations that seek to decrease their real estate footprint. Total Workplace ...

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