How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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New Boosts for Commercial Production of HALEU Advanced Nuclear Reactor Fuel 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 15:24:50 +0000

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Efforts to commercialize production of high-assay, low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel, which is needed for an array of advanced reactors, ramped up this week with two major announcements.  As the Department of Energy (DOE) contracted Centrus Energy to demonstrate production of HALEU fuel for advanced reactors at the DOE’s American Centrifuge Plant in Piketon, Ohio, private […]

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States to FERC: Promote Market Designs That Recognize State Priorities 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 15:57:18 +0000

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Attorneys general from 11 states ramped up pressure on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to recognize state policy goals as it makes decisions related to market design, siting of new gas pipelines and storage facilities, and grid reliability.  The measure is the latest in a string of recent pushes by states to ensure federally […]

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Get Ready For A Rural America Wind Power Renaissance

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:22:00 +0000

wind power rural AmericaUS President* Donald Trump will leave office, one way or another, with a strong wind power legacy for rural America, whether he likes it or not

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National Labs Collaborate to Promote Technology Commercialization

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:43:12 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 12 projects had been selected as part of its Practices to Accelerate the Commercialization of Technologies (PACT) Laboratory Call. The projects will receive about $2.5 million in awards, combined with more than $1 million in cost share “to develop new ways to increase technology commercialization by reducing barriers […]

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Energy Secretary Perry Tells Trump He is Resigning

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:47:01 +0000

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry told President Donald Trump on Oct. 17 that he is resigning his post. Trump confirmed to reporters in Texas, where he and Perry flew Thursday, that the energy secretary will step down, and Trump said he would quickly name a replacement. DOE Deputy Secretary Don Brouillette is viewed as Perry’s likely […]

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Small Modular Reactors Have High-Level Support

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:03:58 +0000

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry is headed to Brussels, Belgium, to promote small modular reactor (SMR) concepts to European Union (EU) prospects. Perry will be a featured speaker during the “1st U.S.-EU High-Level Industrial Forum on Small Modular Reactors,” which will be held Oct. 21. “The U.S. and the EU share a […]

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Four Projects Picked to Speed Up Pumped Storage Hydro Construction 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:24:39 +0000

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Four projects have won a competition launched by the Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2019 to help shorten the commissioning time for pumped storage hydropower projects and revitalize the hydropower industry.  The grand prize winners or the Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Prize competition were selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) […]

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Reports: Perry Will Resign as Head of DOE

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:13:28 +0000

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Several news outlets on Oct. 4 report that Energy Secretary Rick Perry could step down from that role as soon as November. The Washington Post on Friday said Perry plans to step down by year-end and return to the private sector. The Post cited four unnamed individuals who it said had been briefed on Perry’s […]

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More Notes From Climate Week NYC 2019: US In Global Renewable Energy “Stealth” Mode — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:10:57 +0000

Despite a bit of pushback from policy makers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the Department of Energy continues to push the global renewable energy transition

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