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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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Ernest Moniz: FY 2016 DOE Budget Request Reflects Gov’t Energy Strategy

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has outlined the breakdown of a $30 billion budget request for the Energy Department that President Barack Obama submitted for fiscal 2016, highlighting the administration’s focus on energy security. DOE said Tuesday the proposed amount is a 9-percent increase from the approved fiscal 2015 budget and indicates the continued drive toward …

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Ernest Moniz: Nuclear Energy Consortium to Continue Support Toward Low-Carbon Economy

The Energy Department will provide $121.5 million to the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors over five years as part of the renewal of the Energy Innovation Hub’s research and development programs. DOE said Friday that the renewed funding is subject to congressional approval and would help CASL continue its modeling and simulation …

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Ernest Moniz: Mobile App Targets Greater Resilience, Fast Recovery from Energy Emergencies

The Energy Department has rolled out a mobile application for consumers who need essential information during energy emergency situations. The Lantern Live app consolidates power disruption information, the location and operational status of gas stations and other critical data from local utilities, open data and through crowd sourcing, the agency …

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Franklin Orr, Joseph Hezir Confirmed to Energy Dept. Roles; Ernest Moniz Comments

The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Franklin Orr as undersecretary for science and energy and Joseph Hezir as chief financial officer at the Energy Department. The agency said Thursday that Orr, formerly director of Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, will manage government science research programs on various energy-related fields. Hezir …

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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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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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