Tag Archives: Department of Energy

UT-Austin Grid Project

$1.6 million challenge likened to “rebuilding a ship while at sea”  In a project intended to diversify the electrical grid and bolster training in Texas and beyond, the Department of Energy, UT-Austin, and a number of Texas businesses will team up in a $1.6 million industry-university-government triumvirate. The money will go to the Center for […]

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Just In Case

Sensor suitcase measures energy efficiency in buildings Here’s a novelty option for measuring energy efficiency in your building: your suitcase. The “Sensor Suitcase“ , a portable diagnostic toolkit that uses sensors that gather information about how a building operates, was created as a result of a collaborative effort by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National […]

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Protect Ya Neck

Proposed EPA cuts aim for the jugular of clean and green The White House announced plans on February 28th to reduce the EPA’s budget by 25%. This alone was enough to raise nervousness among fervent supporters of the organization, which includes the entire renewable energy industry. Half a month later, the word on the street […]

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Wind It Up

DoE to fund electric motor research As part of the Obama Administration’s Mission Innovation effort to double clean energy research and development (R&D) investments over the next five years, the Department of Energy announced in a press release on March 11th up to $25 million in available funding aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors […]

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Sold…to the Highest Gridder

DOE releases modernization proposal Our country’s energy grid appears primed to undergo a hefty makeover. The Department of Energy released an extensive multi-year blueprint for its Grid Modernization Plan this past week, expected to foster greater reliability and security. According to an Energy.gov press release, the proposed $220 million Grid Modernization Initiative is designed as […]

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NEMA offering motor efficiency regulation webinars

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Motor & Generator Section will host a series of webinars in April related to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) motor regulation, which takes effect on June 1, 2016. The DOE recently amended Section 431 of the federal energy code covering the efficiency of electric motors. The NEMA Motor […]

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Seven NEMA member companies honored with Energy Star Award

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy honored seven National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) member companies with the 2014 ENERGY STAR Award. Businesses and organizations were honored for their “outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.” “Our members are in the energy efficiency business,” said NEMA President and CEO Evan R Gaddis in congratulating […]

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President Obama signs energy efficiency bill into law

President Obama today signed into law a number of energy efficiency provisions. The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act (HR 6582) is the legislative “vehicle” for such provisions, promoting advanced metering in the federal government; a greater focus at the Department of Energy on deployment of existing manufacturing technologies; improved energy efficiency within federal facilities; […]

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