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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
In a recent Facebook post, Energy Secretary Rick Perry lauds the DOE’s national labs and “the incredible work being undertaken by our nation’s brightest minds.”... Read More
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Ravi Prasher has been appointed Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Technologies at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The announcement follows an international search. Prasher, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of thermal energy science and technologies, has been director of Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage and Distributed Resources (ESDR... Read More
Thursday, July 19, 2018
After serving four years as Berkeley Lab's Associate Director for Energy Technologies, Ramamoorthy Ramesh will be returning to his research in ultra low-power electronics while also helping to lead a major Berkeley Lab research initiative in next-generation, energy-efficient microelectronics. This new initiative has been dubbed "Beyond Moore's Law," as it seeks the solution to what will happen when Moore's Law — which holds that the number of transistors on a chip will double about every two... Read More
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
With traffic congestion at a record high, some Bay Area officials would like to see more people take public transportation to work. Habits, however, are hard to break — and so the gridlock grinds on, with no solution in sight. But for Anna Spurlock, an environmental and behavioral economist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Group of the Lab's Energy Technologies Area, the path to changing our minds about driving lies deep within — our brains. With recent funding from her Early Career... Read More
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Scientists from research areas across Berkeley Lab, including ETA's Hanna Breunig and Anna Spurlock, have been awarded new Early Career Development awards, as part of the Laboratory-Directed Research and Development Program.  
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Scientist Peter Therkelson organized a recent visit by the Association of Energy Service Providers (AESP) to the Energy Technologies Area at Berkeley Lab. AESP leaders Patsy Dugger from CB& and Karen Maos from Navigant also facilitated the visit. Seven LBNL speakers gave presentations, and the group enjoyed FLEXLAB® tours. Approximately 25 attendees from AESP, representing 15 organizations, were at the May visit. Speakers were: Cindy Regnier, Executive Manager, FLEXLAB®... Read More
Monday, January 4, 2016
The Department of Energy announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. The Lab’s Energy Technologies Area provided technical assistance to DOE and the stakeholder working group that negotiated the standards, as well as conducted the supporting energy savings and economic analyses which were key inputs to forge this consensus.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the test procedure proposals presented in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), published on May 21, 2014. The proposed revisions include modifications to the whole-home dehumidifier test... Read More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending DOE's regulations concerning the test procedures for the measurement of energy consumption for fluorescent lamp ballasts. Specifically, these amendments clarify the requirement to use the test procedures in Appendix Q1 to demonstrate compliance with the energy conservation standards that... Read More
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
On February 4, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking and public meeting for energy conservation standards for commercial warm air furnaces (CWAF). DOE has tentatively concluded that there is sufficient... Read More
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
On January 28, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for some classes of automatic commercial ice makers as well as establishing energy conservation standards for other classes of automatic commercial ice makers. It has determined that the amended energy conservation standards for these... Read More
Monday, January 26, 2015
On January 26, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy issued a final rule adopting more-stringent energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs). It has determined that the amended energy conservation standards for these products would result in significant conservation of energy, and are technologically feasible and economically justified. DOE... Read More
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
On January 6, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule amending its test procedures for vented home heating equipment and pool heaters. The amendments add provisions for testing vented home heating equipment that utilizes condensing technology, and incorporate by reference six industry test standards to replace the outdated test standards referred to in... Read More
Monday, January 5, 2015
On January 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a final rule revising its regulations governing DOE verification testing of industrial equipment covered by EPCA rated with alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDMs). These regulations arose from a negotiated rulemaking effort on issues regarding the certification of commercial heating, ventilating,... Read More
Friday, December 5, 2014
On December 5, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a... Read More

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