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

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’s Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall Highlights Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Consumer Protection

Deputy Energy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall discussed the role of public-private collaboration in helping to protect consumers from cyber threats during a panel discussion last week, the Energy Department said Friday. “We must strengthen our cooperation with the private sector to continuously improve our collective cybersecurity capabilities,” Sherwood-Randall said at the White …

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Jetta Wong Named Acting Director of DOE’s New Technology Transitions Office; Ernest Moniz Comments

Jetta Wong, director of lab impact initiative within the Energy Department’s energy efficiency and renewable energy office, has been appointed as acting director of the DOE’s new office of technology transitions. Wong will serve as technology transfer coordinator and adviser to the energy secretary on technology transfer and commercialization activities, DOE …

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Energy Dept Issues Cybersecurity Framework Guidance

The Energy Department has issued a set of guidelines for the implementation of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework. This release is one of the steps DOE is taking to help the energy sector develop “resilient systems” and maintain critical functions, the department said Thursday. NIST’s cybersecurity framework, issued in …

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Penny Pritzker: Commerce Dept Program Eyes Export Growth in Japan, South Korea

The Commerce Department will lead 20 U.S. companies in efforts to expand their businesses into the Japan and South Korea healthcare and energy sectors as part of the agency’s business development mission. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Thursday the program will kick off this month with the goal to help U.S. businesses further their exports to both countries. “One of our …

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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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