On March 21, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued Federal Register notices announcing further delays in the effective date of the final rules on test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers and for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently announced that 74 project teams have attracted more than $1.8 billion in private-sector follow-on funding since the agency’s founding in 2009. The announcement was made at the eighth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released the agency’s second annual analysis of how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. By administering a new supplemental survey to over 30,000 energy sector employers, the Department’s 2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER) tracked dramatic growth in several key sectors of the U.S. economy in 2016.
The report highlights the remarkable accomplishments and capabilities of the National Labs, evaluates some of the improvements the DOE has made in recent years in its management and coordination with the labs, and charts a course for continued American leadership in science and technology.
As part of the Manufacturing USA initiative, the Department of Energy announced its new Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, which will be headquartered in Rochester, New York and led by the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) pertaining to test procedures for consumer and certain commercial water heaters 81 FR 59736 (August 30, 2016).
DOE proposes prescribing energy conservation standards for certain categories of walk-in cooler and freezer refrigeration systems and plans to hold a public meeting to receive comment on these proposed standards along with their accompanying analyses.
This document responds to both the petitions and related comments that were submitted and received in accordance with the timelines established in a prior Federal Register notice inviting such petitions and comments.
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released its test data on portable air conditioners and other information in response to stakeholder questions provided to DOE at the portable air conditioners public meeting on July 20, 2016 and subsequent written correspondences.