You are here

Energy Blog

RSS
September 8, 2015
3 Ways Solar Energy Programs Are Helping Achieve President Obama’s Climate Goals

Learn how our SunShot Initiative supports the president's climate change priorities by advancing solar energy.

September 3, 2015
Teams gather to hear the final results at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. Many former Solar Decathlon participants have gone on to pursue careers in clean energy and sustainable housing. Photo by Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon 2015: The Next Generation of Clean Energy Leaders

Meet some of the inspiring Solar Decathlon alumni who have gone on to pursue careers in clean energy and sustainable housing.

September 2, 2015
As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, Camas School District in Washington not only surpassed its energy efficiency goals, but did so five years early. | Photo courtesy of Camas School District.
Washington School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency

Camas School District in Washington becomes the first school district to reach Better Buildings Challenge goals.

August 27, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015: Meet the Teams

Meet the collegiate teams behind the amazing solar-powered sustainable homes of Solar Decathlon 2015.

August 25, 2015
The plant BMW plant in Greer, South Carolina is home to the world's largest fleet of fuel cell forklifts. | Photo courtesy of BMW Manufacturing.
Garbage In, Power Out: South Carolina BMW Plant Demonstrates Landfill Gas to Hydrogen Fuel

The largest fuel cell forklift fleet in the world is now being powered with hydrogen produced on-site from biomethane gas at a nearby landfill.

August 25, 2015
A group of students gets a tour of the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Lab as part of the My Brothers Keeper Initiative. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
My Brother’s Keeper Visits the National Labs

The Energy Department & the National Labs are partnering with the My Brother's Keeper Initiative to inspire young people to pursue science, engineering, technology and math or STEM fields.

August 21, 2015
This gigantic animated globe will soon take environmental awareness to a whole new level! The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA’s) Science On a Sphere, like this one at their headquarters in Maryland, will soon feature new energy datasets to project on these animated globes worldwide. |Photo courtesy of Erin Twamley, Energy Department.
Energy on a Sphere

The Energy Department is tapping into Science On a Sphere -- a new tool developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- to display renewable energy visualizations at museums and science technology centers worldwide.

August 13, 2015
Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center employees Josh Clark (from left), Steve Martin, Katelynn Prutsman, Tom Rizzi and Hailey Beeler gave employees ice cream from a make-shift "ice cream truck" in exchange for non-perishable items. They even dressed the part! | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge Integrated Support Center.
The Energy Department Feeds Families

The Department of Energy is participating in the seventh annual Feds Feed Families Campaign, which runs through October 2.

August 13, 2015
Molecular biologist Dr. Amanda Barry at Los Alamos National Laboratory's environmental photobioreactor matrix, which simulates microalgal biofuel pond conditions. <a href="/node/1143116">Algal biofuels have big potential</a> for America's clean energy future. | <a href="https://www.lanl.gov/">Los Alamos National Laboratory</a> photo
8 Questions for a Scientist: Molecular Biologist Dr. Amanda Barry

We chatted with one of the Energy Department's leading molecular biologists, Dr. Amanda Barry, who is working to create biofuels from algae at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

August 10, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Wind Energy IQ

How much do you know about wind energy? Test your knowledge with our wind power quiz!