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DOE Announces $54M Clean Energy R&D Funding for 235 Small Businesses; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) will award $54 million worth of federal funding to 235 small businesses to support 266 research and development projects focused on advanced grid technologies, artificial intelligence, carbon capture and storage, solar and hydrogen power, electric vehicle batteries and other technological products that could help DOE record net-zero emissions by 2050.

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10 Organizations Secure DOE Funds to Help Spur Clean Energy Innovation; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 10 organizations to receive $9.5 million in total grants to help entrepreneurs bring clean-energy technology ideas from the laboratory into the commercialization phase through startup accelerator and incubator programs. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Regents of New Mexico State University, Colorado State University and the U.S. Research Impact Alliance will each receive $1 million.

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White House Creates Climate Change Support Office via Executive Order

White House

President Biden has issued an executive order that directs the creation of an office within the State Department that will support multilateral and bilateral engagement to help the U.S. advance efforts to address the global climate crisis. The secretary of the State Department will select a director for the climate change support office. 

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DOE Allots $54 Million in New Funds for Microelectronics Studies; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $54 million in microelectronics research pursued by the national laboratories, which may apply for three-year awards under the new funding opportunity. DOE said Wednesday that it will conduct a peer review to determine the awardees, with $36 million of the funds being dependent on congressional approval.

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DOE to Fund Water Treatment Projects in 13 States

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) will award $27.5 million in funds to 16 projects that aim to deliver sustainable water sources and low-cost treatment options to various sectors across 13 U.S. states. The funding opportunity is a part of DOE's efforts to support the government's intent to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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DOE Unveils Funding Opportunities for Data Science, Computing Research Projects

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to award a total of $34.5 million in funds to support research efforts on data science and computation-based approaches that could forecast harsh weather patterns, address scientific gaps and accelerate clean energy technology development. DOE will obligate a cumulative sum of $11.5 million for the two funding opportunities within the current fiscal year.

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DOE Launches Research Efforts on Energy Infrastructure Security, Interference Mitigation; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled three research programs aimed at ensuring the security of U.S. energy infrastructure against threats such as adversarial cyber attacks and natural hazards. CESER partnered with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories for the Cyber Testing for Resilient Industrial Control System effort focused on assessing system vulnerabilities and evaluating digital cybersecurity tools through analytics. 

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DOE Unveils New Funding Opportunity for Clean Energy Projects; Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will use $24.5 million on electricity infrastructure projects that aim to implement clean energy and respond against the climate crisis. The funding opportunity for “Flow Battery Systems Manufacturing” will allot a maximum of $20 million for R&D on electrochemical batteries powered by externally stored electrolytes.

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DOE Unveils $100M Clean Energy Funding Opportunity; Tarak Shah Quoted

DOE

The Department of Energy (DOE) has earmarked $100 million in funds to validate disruptive clean energy technologies that could address climate issues. DOE will also join a working group formed by the National Climate Task Force to develop technologies that could help the government achieve zero economy-wide emissions in 2050.

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Janet Yellen Confirmed as Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen

The Senate voted 84-15 Monday to confirm Janet Yellen, former chair of the Federal Reserve, as secretary of the Department of the Treasury (USDT). Yellen’s confirmation made her the first woman to hold the top post at the Treasury. She is a labor economist who also served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve and chair of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration. 

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