Emerging Tech

Energy Looks to Quantum Sensors for Grid Optimization

Quantum sensors can modernize the U.S. electrical grid through on-site technology with the long-term aim of supporting climate resilience.

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Warn of Cyber Threat Posed by Beijing, Moscow to Energy Sector

Enhancing collaboration and information sharing with industry partners can help mitigate threats, but concerns remain about the extent to which foreign-made equipment is embedded within the U.S. electric grid.

Emerging Tech

Quantum Sensing Has ‘Critical’ Potential for Electrical Grid, Official Says

Quantum information technologies could be applied to the electrical grid for security and sustainability improvements.

Emerging Tech

Naval Research Lab Launches First In-Space Laser Energy Experiment

The experiment will demonstrate using power beaming technology to deliver instant energy in space.

Artificial Intelligence

New Biden Budget Calls for Historic Clean Energy and Emerging Tech Investments

The White House’s fiscal year 2024 budget wants more U.S. funding for emerging tech, as well as its application in gov’t operations. 

Digital Government

NASA, Energy Collaborate on Lunar Experiment Exploring Dark Ages of the Universe

The agencies are working together to develop a tool to survive the harsh conditions of night on the moon to measure radio frequencies and learn about the Dark Ages of the Universe.

Emerging Tech

Energy Looks for Additional Ways to Prepare the Future Quantum Workforce

The Department of Energy has asked higher education to weigh in on how the agency can help prepare students to work in quantum information science.

Digital Government

Energy Provides $48M Toward Electric Grid Modernization Projects

The projects will be managed by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.

Emerging Tech

Energy Launches Foundation to Accelerate Emerging Tech Commercialization

The Energy Department aims to boost investment in commercial energy tech through its first ever agency-related foundation.

Cybersecurity

GAO's Critical Infrastructure Cyber Recommendations Go Largely Unaddressed

A new watchdog review found that federal agencies overseeing critical infrastructure have only implemented 43% of recommendations made since 2010.

Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks on Energy's National Labs Draw Lawmaker Scrutiny

The attacks, allegedly conducted by Russian-based adversaries, occurred during August and September 2022, potentially exposing sensitive U.S. scientific research.

Emerging Tech

Energy Issues Over $9M in Quantum Research Funding

13 projects will receive funding over the course of three years, all of which apply quantum technology to solving nuclear physics problems.

Emerging Tech

Energy Allocates Over $2 Million Following Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

The U.S. government continues to invest in fusion power as the Department of Energy announced new funding for public-private partnerships.

Emerging Tech

DHS Awards $1.1M to Federal Labs in Contracts Seeking ‘Groundbreaking’ Tech

The funding stems from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology directorate.

Cybersecurity

Next Clean Energy Cyber Cohort Will Focus on Identifying Rogue Assets

The Energy Department’s Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator matches innovators in critical infrastructure cybersecurity with industry experts and a high-tech testbed.

Emerging Tech

EVs, Building Emissions Among Biden’s Sustainable Energy Priorities

Public and private sector leaders discussed the first steps to overhauling the nation’s infrastructure in pursuit of a sustainable future.

Emerging Tech

Historic Fusion Ignition Promises Innovation in Clean Energy, National Security

The breakthrough fusion experiment conducted last week at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory stands to change the U.S.’ national security posture and sustainable energy development.

Modernization

Deploying Clean Energy Tech Depends on Cost Efficiency, Officials Say

Leaders in the government’s clean energy efforts discussed the priorities for building a clean energy economy.

Cybersecurity

FERC Chairman Wants to Update Cybersecurity Requirements

Discussion of potential changes centered on a need for software transparency and independent supply-chain assessments.