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October 9, 2014
Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Lab showcase innovation at their Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility. | Photo Courtesy of NREL.
Driving Innovation at the National Labs

The way we get around is changing. Learn how the National Labs are helping to research and develop transportation advancements that are improving air quality, increasing energy security and creating new jobs.

October 8, 2014
A home energy auditor gives a homeowner advice on how to better weatherize his home. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Energy Jobs: Home Energy Auditor

As part of our Energy Jobs series we profile Kelly Cutchin, an energy auditor and technical advisor.

October 6, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, above, is our new Deputy Secretary of Energy. | Energy Department photo.
Meet Deputy Energy Secretary Liz Sherwood-Randall

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall was officially sworn in as the Energy Department's new Deputy Secretary on October 5, 2014. Learn more about her career and her new role.

October 3, 2014
This is an excerpt from the original press release from the Atomic Energy Commission announcing the publication of the redacted Oppenheimer transcript. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Unlocking the Mysteries of the J. Robert Oppenheimer Transcript

60 years after its redacted publication, the Department of Energy is releasing the full original transcript of the Oppenheimer hearing.

October 3, 2014
Saluting Daniel Poneman's Service to the Department of Energy

The Energy Department is saying farewell to Daniel Poneman, the longest-serving Deputy Secretary of Energy in American history. Check out a photo gallery to see highlights from Poneman's tenure.

October 2, 2014
Secretary Moniz presents the first ever James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security to Dr. Daniel Yergin. | Photo Courtesy of the Energy Department.
10 Questions with Author and Energy Expert Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin is the first recipient of the James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.

September 24, 2014
Upon arrival to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz is greeted on the tarmac by Ethiopian Minister of Water and Energy, Alemayehu Tegenu (right), and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia Haslach (center). | Photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.
Financing Clean Energy Infrastructure in Africa

Maintaining economic growth for countries in sub-Saharan Africa requires access to reliable, affordable and sustainable energy. Learn about what the Department of Energy is doing to help.

September 23, 2014
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How Much Do You Consume?

Ever wonder how much energy you consume every year? We're breaking down the numbers for you.

September 22, 2014
Research shows abundant possibilities for wireless charging in the future. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Lab.
Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Potential for Wireless Vehicle Charging

Read about research the Energy Department is doing into wireless charging for vehicles.

September 18, 2014
The solar industry is becoming a major source of high-paying American jobs. It also has long taken a leading role in hiring veterans, employing more service members than any other sector in the U.S. That's why the Energy Department is launching a pilot solar installation training program to provide military veterans who are transitioning out of active duty with the skills needed to become the leaders of the nation’s clean energy economy. | Shareable graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans

A new pilot program by the Energy Department is helping to train veterans for jobs in the solar industry.