Energy Department Gives Millions To Smart Grid Projects
November 24th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 24, 2009 – The Department of Energy will provide more than $7 million to fund two Pennsylvania projects that are focused on advanced technologies that could be used to help build a more efficient electrical grid.
Federal Stimulus Funds Drive World’s Fastest Supercomputer
Broadband's Impact, Smart Grid
November 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 17, 2009 – An upgrade to a high-performance computing system housed by the Department of Energy has created the fastest supercomputer in the world, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced Tuesday.
“Supercomputer modeling and simulation is changing the face of science and sharpening America’s competitive edge,” said Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in a statement. “Oak Ridge and other DOE national laboratories are helping address major energy and climate challenges and lead America toward a clean energy future.”
NTIA Does End-Run Around 'Buy American' Requirements
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
June 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – The broadband policy world took a number of significant steps forward last week with the confirmation on Thursday of Larry Strickling as the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and of Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Department of Energy Sets Funding Criteria for Smart Grid Applicants
June 28th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2009 – The Department of Energy on Thursday published eligibility criteria for applicants of so-called “smart grid” funding applicants, with up to $3.9 billion available in grants to support the upgrading the electricity grid.