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October 28, 2014
Your basement no longer has to be scary. We are sharing tips and tricks to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. | Photo courtesy of
Taking on Scary Basements

Some tricks and treats to help make home energy costs less spooky this Halloween season.

October 27, 2014
"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin stencils!

October 22, 2014
Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants

Check out our interactive map to learn about geothermal energy, a growing source of clean, renewable American power.

October 20, 2014
This new partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers aims to increase energy literacy and promote STEM education. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Expanding Science and Energy Literacy with America’s Science and Technology Centers

The Department's new partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers is advancing energy literacy through museums and science centers.

October 20, 2014
A homeowner installs a programmable thermostat, which could save him an estimated 10% per year on his energy bill. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Prepare for Winter with Energy Department Resources

Temperatures are dropping, but that doesn't have to mean cold toes and empty wallets. Check out some of our most popular resources for saving energy and staying warm this winter.

October 17, 2014
Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa.
The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States

In Hugoton, Kansas, a state-of-the-art biorefinery has begun producing 25 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol.

October 17, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Advancing Our Energy Future with STEM Mentorships

Meet Karen, the latest woman profiled in our #WomenInSTEM video series, and hear why she makes time for mentorship of other women and girls who are just starting out in STEM fields.

October 15, 2014
Sarah Chinn is a staff chemist and group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. | Photo courtesy of LLNL.
Energy Jobs: Chemist

Meet Sarah Chinn, a staff chemist and group leader at Lawrence Livermore National Lab -- and the latest subject of our #EnergyJobs series.

October 15, 2014
PHOTOS: Vice President Biden Swears in New Deputy Secretary of Energy

Check out photos from Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the Department of Energy, where he swore in the Department's new Deputy Secretary.

October 14, 2014
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, left, tours Austin Community College's ACCelerator, a high-tech learning lab that provides access to more than 600 computers for individualized learning and small group sessions. ACC’s ACCelerator helps students focus on developing the in-demand technical skills needed in growing local industries, including in the energy sector. Secretary Moniz was joined by a group of students and school administrators. | Photo by Derek Posey, ACC.
Celebrating National Energy Action Month in Texas

Check out photos from Secretary Moniz's recent trip to Texas -- where he spoke at SXSW Eco, visited a Strategic Petroleum Reserve site, met with wind industry leaders, and more.