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Comment Deadline: Expanding Hydropower and Pumped Storage's Contribution to Grid Resiliency and Reliability

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Water Power Technologies Office seeks information from the public on understanding, accessing, and utilizing the full potential of the hydropower fleet, including pumped storage, to contribute to electric grid resiliency and reliability.


Comment Deadline: Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards Program Design

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Energy

The Department of Energy published, on November 28, 2017, a Request for Information seeking comments from interested parties to assist DOE in evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of additional flexibilities in the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservations Standards program. 

March 23, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, March 17 – March 23

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, government cuts renewable budget; Santee Cooper electricity rates to rise; and Trans-Alaskan Pipeline fights millions of cyber attacks. 

March 23, 2018

Omnibus spending bill rejects Trump EPA, DOE cuts

Utility Dive – Domestic energy programs were targets for some of the steepest cuts in Trump's budget proposal. The omnibus spending bill turns that proposal on its head, increasing funds for a number of offices Trump proposed to cut.  

March 16, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, March 10 – March 16

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, new policies cost oil and gas jobs; as gasoline demand falls, petrochemicals rise; and new acoustic lighthouses could stop bird deaths in wind turbines. 

March 9, 2018

Energy – SciPol Weekly, March 3 – March 9

In this week's Energy SciPol Weekly, college republican propose carbon tax; Exxon tries to create biofuels on massive scale; and Tesla and Uber try to boost electric vehicles.