The House and the Senate have awarded $80M in total funding to the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics via the Congress-approved fiscal year 2019 Energy and Water bill.Read More »
The Energy Department has launched a funding opportunity worth up to $15M for development work on medium voltage, direct current circuit breakers that will help further protect the U.S. electric grid.
The projects under the Building Reliable Electronics to Achieve Kilovolt Effective Ratings Safely program will involve creating devices that are capable of preventing electrical faults and boosting response times while maximizing renewable resources and electrification of ships and aircraft, the DOE said Wednesday.
The Department of Energy has invested $80M in 42 projects that will support studies on advanced vehicle technologies for the U.S. transportation system.
The department said Wednesday investing in modern transportation systems will help provide low-cost mobility options, boost domestic energy security and U.S. economic growth and reduce dependence on imported critical materials.
Karen Evan, most recently national director for the U.S. Cyber Challenge, was sworn in Tuesday as the first assistant secretary of the Energy Department's Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response. She took the oath of office one week after the Senate approved her nomination.Read More »
The Department of Energy has chosen 36 projects worth a combined value of $80M to support a research and development program that aims to reduce the cost of bio-based drop-in fuels by 2022.
The department said Tuesday it expects the bioenergy effort to allow consumers to choose from a range of low-cost transportation energy resources.
Four senators have asked the chief financial officers of 13 agencies to address their “use it or lose it” spending at the end of the fiscal year. The U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs said Wednesday Sen. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill, Rand Paul and Gary Peters expressed concerns that agencies may possibly spend more money at the end of fiscal year 2018 compared to previous years.Read More »
NNSA, Tennessee Valley Authority Partner to Down-Blend Highly-Enriched Uranium for National Security
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration intends to partner with the Tennessee Valley Authority to down-blend highly-enriched uranium and support national security. The effort would support the production of tritium, which serves as an important component of the country's nuclear weapons stockpile, the DOE said Thursday.Read More »
William Bookless, a former senior physicist at the Energy Department‘s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be nominated by President Trump as principal deputy administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration. He worked at LLNL for 32 years and participated in various nuclear security research projects as deputy associate director for …Read More »
A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that seeks to advance quantum information science and technology research efforts would cost $1.1 billion to implement from fiscal years 2019 through 2023. CBO said Friday it also projects that enacting the National Quantum Initiative Act would not raise net direct spending or …Read More »