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October 1, 2013
Message from the President to U.S. Government Employees

Today, the President released a letter to U.S. government employees, thanking them for their service in the light of the current federal government shutdown. 

Due to the current lapse in federal funding, the Department of Energy's website is accessible, but may not be updated until Congress approves funding for Fiscal Year 2014.

September 30, 2013
Lab Breakthrough: Supercomputing Power to Accelerate Fossil Energy Research

Learn how a new supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory will accelerate research into the next generation of fossil fuel systems.

September 30, 2013
VIDEO: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in the Clean Energy Revolution

Watch our latest video to see highlights from the 2013 Women in Clean Energy Symposium and hear directly from attendees on its impact.

September 30, 2013
Following the competition, Norwich University's Delta T-90 House will make its way to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio, where it will take on new life as the “Westcott Experiential Design Lab.” | Photo courtesy of Norwich University.
Solar Decathlon 2013: Life After the Competition

In our final installment in the Solar Decathlon 2013 blog series, we look at what happens to the teams' energy-efficient, solar-powered houses after the competition.

September 30, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: Let the Building Begin

Last week, teams began reassembling their houses on the Solar Decathlon competition site. See photo updates from the first week of construction.

September 27, 2013
This aerial photo shows open water and floating ice on ponds, lakes and river channels in the Sagavanirktok River Delta in Alaska’s North Slope. PNNL scientists employed satellite technology to understand the impacts of oil development activities on the environment. Using satellite radar to “see” through the ice, scientists detected critical fish overwintering habitats by identifying where ice was grounded and where it was floating. 
Utilizing this information on critical habitats, fishery managers can suggest locations for energy development activities that increase the sustainability of fishery resources and minimize environmental impacts. Research was funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior. | Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Identifying and Protecting Alaskan Fishery Habitats

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

September 27, 2013
#CleanTechNow: Your Best Clean Energy Photos

We asked, you shared! Check out highlights from #CleanTechNow and our favorite photos from readers -- including a solar-loving dog.

September 27, 2013
In early January 2013, Solar Decathlon teams gathered at the competition site in Irvine, California. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, Energy Department.
Come for Solar Decathlon, Stay for the Clean Energy XPO

Hosted alongside the Solar Decathlon, the clean energy XPO will showcase technology innovations and sustainable living through interactive exhibits. Learn how you can visit both!

September 26, 2013
Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Everything You Need to Know About Supercomputers

In our newest infographic, we explain some of the complex terms associated with the speed, storage and processing on supercomputers; the game changing work being done with them; and the top 8 supercomputers that call the National Labs home.

September 26, 2013
To save taxpayer dollars and help lower the costs of innovative energy-efficient technologies, the Energy Department is streamlining ENERGY STAR testing for appliances such as clothes washers. | Photo courtesy of Bethany Sparn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Streamlining ENERGY STAR Appliance Testing

To save taxpayer dollars and help lower the costs of innovative energy-efficient technologies, the Energy Department is streamlining ENERGY STAR testing for appliances.