Energy Department Allocates Funding for Rare Earth Extraction

Three facilities will be constructed to extract minerals from coal and coal waste. The Department of Energy (DOE) distributed $17 million to three projects set to construct facilities…

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Energy Department Invests in Electric Heat Pump Manufacturing

Funding under the Defense Production Act will increase energy-efficient residential pump systems. The Department of Energy released $63 million this month to grow the domestic manufacturing of electric…

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Californians Experience Power Outages Amid Flooding, Mudslides

Atmospheric river storms impact several parts of the state. Some regions of California have received nonstop rain for two days, causing flooding, mudslides, debris flows, and power outages.…

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Federal Agencies Request Data Transparency from Utility Companies

HUD, DOE, and EPA write joint letter pushing for free and public utility data Leaders from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Energy (DOE),…

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Energy Department Seeks Proposals for Infrastructure Security

The energy secretary says the funding is to ensure the nation’s “energy infrastructure can withstand emerging threats.“ The U.S. Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response…

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Northeast Storm System Brings Floods, High Winds, and Power Outages 

Powerful storms disrupt holiday travel.  The mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the nation have experienced heavy rain, gusty winds, and flash and coastal flooding over the weekend. The…

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NHTSA Launches Probe into Hyundai and Kia Recalls

Reporting of potential fires from leaking brake fluid has continued since 2017, affecting over 6 million vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reviewing 16 different…

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Administration Renews Iran Sanctions Waiver 

Iran will have roughly $10 billion from Iraq for electricity.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a waiver extension this week with a 120-day window for Iran to…

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Regulator Advises Winter Preparations to Support Energy Grid

Prolonged cold fronts or major storms risk power failure.  The North American Electric Reliability Corporation projects there is an “elevated” risk of power failure across much of the…

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Energy Department Distributes Eighth Round of Grid Resilience Grants

$167 million is administered to modernize local electrical grids. The Department of Energy distributed funding to the eighth round of recipients of the Grid Resilience and Tribal Formula…

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