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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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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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GSA Issues Findings of Fort Carson Energy Efficiency Analysis

The General Services Administration has released a set of findings of a green building demonstration project conducted the U.S. Army‘s Fort Carson base with the goal of helping the Army achieve “net zero” energy by 2020. GSA worked with Fort Carson, the Army, Defense Department and two national laboratories to analyze energy efficiency …

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House GOP Proposes $34B Energy Budget

(POLITICO)—House Republicans met on Capitol Hill on Monday to propose a $34 billion energy and water budget, pushing to heal the wounds created by about a billion dollars in budget cuts from the Army Corps of Engineers, alternatively reallocating funds from president-preferred renewable energy programs. The drafted bill accommodates $5.5 …

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DoD’s Edward Thomas Morehouse: Energy Critical to Defense Missions

A Defense Department official has told a Senate hearing that energy plays a critical role in defense operations, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Edward Thomas Morehouse Jr., principal deputy assistant defense secretary for operational energy plans and programs, outlined the department’s energy costs and funding …

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