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

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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Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Confirmed for Deputy Energy Secretary

The Senate confirmed Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall as the country’s next deputy energy secretary in a vote held Thursday Sherwood-Randall will help Secretary Ernest Moniz to build project management and transparency, advance the White House’s stance on nonproliferation and a low carbon economy and oversee activities of the national laboratories, the department said Thursday. “Her extensive public service …

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Sergei Maslov: DOE to Develop Biological Organism Predictive Models

The Energy Department plans to move into the production phase for a computational tool scientists use to analyze, store and share biological data, Brookhaven National Laboratory said Aug. 29. DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne, Brookhaven and Oak Ridge national laboratories developed the Systems Biology Knowledgebase computational platform to gather data on plants, microbes, microbial communities …

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Energy Department: Digital Tech Transforms U.S. Electric Grid

Public and private sector investments of more than $9 billion since 2010 have helped to grow smart grid technology deployments, the Energy Department said in a report. DOE said in the 2014 Smart Grid System Report submitted to Congress that digital technology applications have transformed the U.S. electric grid as new policies spur growth of energy …

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DOE Grants Total $67M for 83 Nuclear Tech R&D, Engineering Projects; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has awarded an estimated $67 million in total to fund 83 research and infrastructure enhancement projects on nuclear technology in support of the administration’s Climate Action Plan. DOE said Wednesday that the projects are expected to bolster energy security, clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives across the country. “These awards not …

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DOE Taps Intel, Cray for Help in Exascale Supercomputer Shift

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center has partnered with Intel and Cray to launch a program to help with the transition of the Energy Department‘s computing platform for scientific research to an exascale supercomputer. The center said Aug. 11 that the NERSC Exascale Science Applications Program is intended to boost readiness as DOE …

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Robert Brese to Step Down as DOE CIO

Robert Brese will leave his post at the Energy Department as chief information officer on Sept. 5, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes that Brese plans to work in the private sector after more than three decades of combined federal and military service. Brese was the agency’s deputy CIO prior …

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

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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