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  • Deadline for TECO Challenge Applications, Grade 9-12 Nashville Students

    January 31, 2019

    The TECO (Teen + Eco) Challenge is a contest that awards students grants of up to $15,000 for projects that address environmental issues and promote sustainability in cities and communities. Supported by the Nashville Mayor’s Youth Council, this program encourages grade 9-12 students to use critical thinking and research skills to identify an environmental problem, develop a solution, and outline a plan of action to address the issue. Projects should also promote youth leadership in civic, school, and/or community affairs in Nashville.

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  • Nominations Due for Transportation Planning Excellence Awards

    February 1, 2019

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are now accepting nominations for the 2019 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards (TPEA) Program. The TPEA Program recognizes outstanding initiatives across the country to develop, plan, and implement innovative transportation planning practices. The nomination period is open now through February 1, 2019.

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  • Second Solicitation Deadline for Manufacturing Innovator Challenge Opportunity Areas

    February 1, 2019

    The Manufacturing Innovator Challenge offers applicants an opportunity to submit innovative design concepts for additive manufacturing and other topics within several technology areas, including bioenergy, buildings, fuel cells, and vehicle technologies. Individual prizes ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to innovators with the best solutions for today's manufacturing challenges. Applications for the "Novel Concepts for Large Scale 3D Printing" topic area are due February 1, 2019.

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  • NASEO 2019 Energy Policy Outlook Conference

    February 5, 2019 - February 8, 2019

    The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) 2019 Energy Policy Outlook Conference will examine the key policies and initiatives needed to drive modernization and resilience across the nation’s energy infrastructure – grid, pipelines, buildings, and transportation. Join top state and federal energy policymakers and private sector leaders from around the country on February 5-8, 2019 in Washington, D.C. for in-depth discussions on the critical investments needed for strong, reliable, and affordable grid, transportation, and buildings systems.

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  • TAEBC Annual Meeting

    February 12, 2019

    The Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council (TAEBC) is a champion of Tennessee’s advanced energy economy. TAEBC recently sent out a Save the Date for its upcoming annual meeting, to take place at the Nashville Hub of Schneider Electric (6700 Tower Circle #700, Franklin, TN 37067) on February 12, 2019.

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  • Applications Due for U.S. DOE High Performance Computing Program

    March 4, 2019

    The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects using high performance computing (HPC) facilities at U.S. DOE’s national laboratories. The program aims to assist in the development of energy and transportation technologies and strategies that improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, enable next-generation technologies, investigate intensified processes, lower energy costs, and accelerate innovation. Applications are due by March 4, 2019.

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  • Applications Due for DERA Clean Diesel National Grants

    March 6, 2019

    Each year, the U.S. EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Program allocates funds nationwide to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from older diesel engines. Grant funds may be used for clean diesel projects such as EPA- and/or CARB-verified technologies or certified engine retrofits; idle-reduction technologies; aerodynamic technologies and low-rolling resistance tires; and engine, vehicle, or equipment replacements. Applications are due by March 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

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  • Register for ACEEE’s 2019 Hot Water Forum in Nashville

    March 11, 2019 - March 13, 2019

    Registration is now open for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE’s) 2019 Hot Water Forum, to be held March 11-13, 2019 in Nashville. Attendees will network with their peers and gain insight from experts on the latest technologies and techniques for making, distributing, and using hot water. In addition to improving water heating efficiency, these new tools can help stakeholders respond to the evolving energy landscape, which includes smart connected equipment, renewable energy, and carbon reduction.

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  • TennSMART Spring Member Meeting

    April 9, 2019

    TennSMART is a public-private consortium designed to accelerate the development and deployment of new intelligent mobility innovations in Tennessee. TennSMART has released a Save the Date for its Spring Member Meeting, which will take place on April 9, 2019 at the Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville.

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  • Applications Due for ITEAM Prize, Honoring Innovators in Manufacturing Energy Efficiency

    May 15, 2019

    U.S. DOE announced its Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing (ITEAM) Prize, a competition to identify and celebrate the individual employees whose ideas and practices led to significant, measurable energy savings in U.S. manufacturing facilities. Up to five winners in each category of small, medium, and large manufacturers will be selected to receive a cash prize of $5,000. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2019.

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  • K-12 Energy Education Camp - Cumberland Mountain State Park

    June 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019

    TDEC OEP plans to conduct three Energy Education Camps for K-12 Educators in 2019. The Camps are comprised of three-day training sessions and provide energy-related lesson plans and resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom. These lessons promote energy literacy as it relates to STEM subjects and introduce educators to topics including, but not limited to, electricity generation, consumption, and measurement; renewable energy; and energy efficiency and conservation. The first Camp will be held at Cumberland Mountain State Park from June 18-20.

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  • K-12 Energy Education Camp - Roan Mountain State Park

    June 25, 2019 - June 27, 2019

    TDEC OEP plans to conduct three Energy Education Camps for K-12 Educators in 2019. The Camps are comprised of three-day training sessions and provide energy-related lesson plans and resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom. These lessons promote energy literacy as it relates to STEM subjects and introduce educators to topics including, but not limited to, electricity generation, consumption, and measurement; renewable energy; and energy efficiency and conservation. The second Camp will be held at Roan Mountain State Park from June 25-27.

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  • K-12 Energy Education Camp - Natchez Trace State Park

    July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019

    TDEC OEP plans to conduct three Energy Education Camps for K-12 Educators in 2019. The Camps are comprised of three-day training sessions and provide energy-related lesson plans and resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom. These lessons promote energy literacy as it relates to STEM subjects and introduce educators to topics including, but not limited to, electricity generation, consumption, and measurement; renewable energy; and energy efficiency and conservation. The third Camp will be held at Natchez Trace State Park.

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