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American Public Power Association, DOE Sign Pact for Collaborative Electric Vehicle Adoption Efforts

Washington-based nonprofit organization American Public Power Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Energy Department to provide electricity for personal and fleet transportation in public power communities throughout the country. DOE said Friday the two organizations will pursue collaborative efforts to help electric vehicle adoption progress and charge infrastructure deployment …

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DOE Funds Four New University-Led Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Energy Department has granted $40 million in funds to establish four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to help advance scientific developments in support of the agency’s environmental management and nuclear cleanup mission. DOE said Monday the centers will work to provide fundamental research that supports safe and efficient hazardous waste cleanup and assist the department’s …

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NIST to Establish Windstorm Impact Reduction Advisory Panel

The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to form an advisory panel that will support an inter-agency program that aims to reduce the loss of property and life from windstorms. NIST said Tuesday the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction will consist of seven to 15 members who possess scientific, architectural and engineering skills and recommend …

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DOE to Back Grid Security Efforts of 2 Industry Groups; Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Comments

The Energy Department will invest up to $15 million in cybersecurity programs of two industry groups that aim to help protect the country’s electric grid infrastructure from cyber and physical attacks. DOE said Tuesday the funds will support grid security efforts at the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. “As our definition …

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NSF, DOE Form Cyber Threat Profiling Working Group

The Energy Department‘s Energy Sciences Network and the National Science Foundation‘s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have organized a working group tasked to develop a threat profile for open science organizations. ESnet said Wednesday the working group comprises scientists and security professionals from HUBzero, iRods, the San Diego Supercomputer Center, California Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Northwestern …

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CBO: Senate Bill on Licensing Framework for Updated Nuclear Reactors Would Cost $47M Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to create a regulatory licensing structure for nuclear reactors that have undergone technology and design updates would cost approximately $47 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the …

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DOE to Provide Commercialization Funds for 54 Energy Tech Projects; Lynn Orr Comments

The Energy Department will allocate up to $16 million in funds to support 54 projects that aim to bring new energy management technologies into the marketplace. DOE said Tuesday the winning projects for the first round of funding under its Technology Commercialization Fund involve 52 industry partners at 12 department-backed national laboratories. “Deploying new clean energy technologies is an essential part of our …

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White House: Federal Executive Actions, Private Sector Projects Eye Renewable Energy Integration With Power Grid

The White House has introduced federal executive actions as well as pilot projects and investment commitments by 33 public and private sector entities that aim to facilitate the integration of renewable energy resources with the U.S. power grid. The Obama administration announced the private and federal sector actions and related programs …

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