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A day of thank yous to federal employees

Senior administration officials encourage and promote federal service during Public Service Recognition Week. President Obama sends letter recognizing federal, state and local government employees.

Tags: P&B , Scott Gould , Martha Johnson , John Berry , GSA , VA , Energy , OPM , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Public Service Recognition Week

Friday - 05/07/2010, 06:55am EDT
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Energy offers vintage videos on new website

Vintage videos are one of several changes to the Department of Energy's website.

Tags: technology , Energy , Energy.gov , EnergyEmpowers.gov , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 07:23pm EST

Chu: "Sputnik moment" for clean energy research

Energy Secretary said China's growing innovation should spur US to ramp up investment in clean energy, despite a shift in Washington on climate change.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , National Press Club , DoE , technology , management

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 08:02pm EST

GSA, Energy going alternative to run its buildings

DoE wants to make all of its roofs white or light color to help reduce the amount of heat buildings absorb. GSA is testing solar panels, geo-thermal and solar chimneys in different buildings around the country. The goal is to help reduce the government's $25 billion annual energy bill.

Tags: Green government , management , Nancy Sutley , Robert Peck , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , GSA , Energy , Green buildings , GreenGov Symposium , solar panels , Jason Miller , Greening of Government: buildings

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 07:30am EDT
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Energy hopes green roofs spread like weeds

What's white and green and efficient all over? DOE hopes it's your roof.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoE , green roof , Jen Stutsman , technology , management , cool roofs , Green government , NNSA , Rachel Stevens

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Scientific Teams Analyzing Flow Rates from BP's Well

The federal Flow Rate Technical Group, a scientific team led by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has been bringing together several scientific methodologies to develop updated estimates of how much oil is flowing from BP's leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. The updated estimate, which will bring together the ongoing work of scientists and engineers from the federal government, as well as universities, and research institutions, will be of how much oil has been flowing since the riser was cut on June 3rd. Three of the teams analyzed broad sets of technical data from the air, on the surface and coast, and under water, and plugged the bits and pieces into computer models in order to formulate their revised estimates. There's a web site to learn more about the response effort. It's www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , BP , Gulf of Mexico , Scott Carr

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 01:27pm EDT

Energy - Smart Grid

The Department of Energy is awarding nearly $100 million for 54 smart grid workforce training programs that Secretary Steven Chu says will help prepare the next generation of workers in the utility and electrical manufacturing industries.

The projects will leverage more than $95 million in funding from community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers to develop and implement training programs that will train approximately 30-thousand Americans in an effort to modernize the nation's electrical grid, and implement smart grid technologies in communities across the country.

The programs will focus on training activities that support electricians, line workers, technicians, system operators, power system engineers, cyber security specialists and transmission planners.

The funding builds on more than $4 billion in Recovery Act funding for smart grid deployment and demonstration projects nationally.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology , DoE , Recovery Act

Friday - 04/09/2010, 07:14pm EDT
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