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DOE to Help Fund 9 Power Electronics Innovation Projects

The Energy Department has earmarked $20 million for nine projects that seek to advance power electronics intended for solar power systems. DOE said Wednesday the selected projects aim to help the department address photovoltaic reliability challenges and reduce the cost of solar energy in half by 2030. The funding recipients are: Flex Power …

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Report: OMB Requests Repurpose of $65M DOE Funds for NNSA Weapon Development

The Office of Management and Budget has requested the repurpose of $65 million Energy Department funds for the National Nuclear Security Administration‘s low-yield warhead initiative, Defense News reported Tuesday. NNSA announced plans to create the W76-2 warhead based on the W76-1 payload of the U.S. Navy‘s Trident missile and issued the Nuclear Posture Review …

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DOE Invests Funds on Energy Cybersecurity RD&D Effort

The Department of Energy has invested a $25 million funding opportunity announcement to finance a new effort aiming to strengthen cybersecurity capacities in the energy sector. The DOE said Monday its Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems program seeks to push research, development and demonstration that …

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DOE partners with National Association of Manufacturers for industry energy efficiency

The Energy Department, through its Better Plants program, has teamed with the National Association of Manufacturers to form the Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership. DOE said Tuesday the partnership aims to enhance energy productivity and efficiency in the manufacturing industry through research and development of systems and technologies and the expansion of partner accomplishments. …

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ARPA-E to Help NASA Hold Energy Technology Challenge

The Energy Department‘s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy will support NASA‘s iTech challenge geared to identify technology concepts that will enhance energy generation, storage and distribution for earth and space applications. Entrepreneurs, inventors and researchers can submit a five-page concept paper on transformative energy technologies through the NASA iTech website until April …

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Fiscal 2018 Spending Bill Allocates $34.5B for DOE

The Energy Department will receive $34.5 billion in fiscal 2018 funds as part of a $1.3 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald Trump. DOE said Friday the omnibus allocates a total of $17.98 billion for science research, energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental management, nuclear and fossil energy and  Advanced …

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DOE, DHS Partner for Energy Management Infrastructure Effort

The Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security have signed on a partnership to develop and implement an infrastructure aiming to reduce the latter department’s energy consumption without compromising security and resilience. DOE said Tuesday the partnership supports the Federal Energy Management Program that seeks to aid all federal agencies in handling energy …

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Charles Verdon Appointed NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

President Donald Trump has appointed Charles Verdon, a principal associate director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, as deputy administrator for defense programs at the Energy Department‘s National Nuclear Security Administration. At LLNL, Verdon leads the federal research facility’s weapons and complex integration directorate that focuses on nuclear weapons programs, the White House …

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