As part of DOE’s #AskEnergySaver series, Sherman fields inquiries from folks across the country who want to know how to efficiently cool their homes during summer’s sultry weather. More>
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing last week to co-chair the U.S. – China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Steering Committee Meeting. Berkeley Lab leads CERC’s Building Energy Efficiency Consortium, which is entering its fourth year. More>
The Office of Science and National Science Foundation have announced support for a suite of experiments to search for dark matter that will be many times more sensitive than those currently deployed. These experiments include Berkeley Lab’s LUX-Zeplin (LZ) experiment, located at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in South Dakota. More>
Centers for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (Berkeley Lab) and Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (UC Berkeley) part of $100 million grant. More>
What is a microgrid? Can they be used in developing countries? EETD scientists helped answer these questions and more during one-hour Q&A. More>
EETD’s Michael Stadler & Chris Marney join discussion; part of DOE ‘How Energy Works’ series. More>
Event takes place August 5-7; discount registration deadline is July 5. More>
Yesterday, the Public Affairs Department was given the keys to the Department of Energy’s Instagram account, a popular photo-sharing site. The occasion was used to capture a day in the life of Molecular Foundry Director Jeff Neaton, from his bus ride to work, to seminars and meetings, to conversations around a whiteboard (and of course a turkey sighting). See out the photos here, and check out Berkeley Lab’s Instagram account. Got ideas about ways to use social media to highlight Berkeley Lab? Contact Kelly Owen.
The Department of Energy recently released its 2014 Strategic Plan, a comprehensive blueprint to guide the agency’s core mission of ensuring America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. The plan is organized into 12 strategic areas aimed at three objectives: science and energy, nuclear security and management and performance. These objectives represent the broad cross-cutting and collaborative efforts taking place across the department’s headquarters, site offices and national laboratories. More>
BELLA, the Berkeley Laboratory Laser Accelerator Project, the world-record-setting laser system and state-of-the-art scientific facility for the advancement of laser plasma acceleration research, has won a DOE Secretary’s Achievement Award. The project team behind BELLA, which in 2012 delivered a petawatt of power in a pulse just 40 femtoseconds long at a pulse rate of one hertz – one pulse every second, was commended by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for “for outstanding ingenuity and exceptional project performance.” On hand to receive the award at the recent DOE Project Management Workshop were Wim Leemans of AFRD, who is BELLA’s Project Director, and Sergio Zimmermann of Engineering, who is the Project Manager (second and first from left, respectively). Also pictured are Suzanne Suskind, FPD; David Klaus, Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance; and Ted Lavine, SC Program Manager.