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November 17, 2014
Our #GridWeek infographic shows how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed for use in our homes. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the Grid

Our new infographic shows how electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed for use in our homes.

November 17, 2014
Use #GridWeek on social media to send us your questions about how the grid works. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Welcome to #GridWeek on

It's #GridWeek on! Follow along as we highlight the work we're doing to make the grid more resilient, reliable and secure.

November 12, 2014
Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Energy Department’s Loan Portfolio Continues Strong Performance While Deploying Innovation

The Energy Department's Loan Programs Office is succeeding in its mission to help finance the first commercial deployments of innovative technologies in the United States.

November 11, 2014
President Obama pauses during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2009, to leave a Presidential coin in front of the tombstone of 19-year-old Medal of Honor recipient Specialist Ross McGinnis. | Official White House photo by Pete DeSouza.
Honoring Our Veterans Today and Year-Round

Whether through energy job training programs or advanced manufacturing initiatives, the Department of Energy is working to honor veterans of our nation's armed forces every day of the year.

November 10, 2014
How Much Energy Does Your State Produce?

Ever wonder how much energy your state produces? Check out our interactive map to learn the answer.

October 31, 2014
Photo courtesy of Austin Community College.
Recapping National Energy Action Month

Energy Department officials spent National Energy Action Month on the road, meeting and learning from Americans who are advancing our energy security, growing the economy and protecting the environment.

October 31, 2014
Protecting the Grid from All Hazards

Read about what the Energy Department is doing to protect the security and reliability of the power grid from all hazards, including cybersecurity incidents.

October 30, 2014
Participants watch a weatherization demonstration in Vermont, including techniques for the proper installation of a blower door. | Photo Courtesy of Capstone Community Action in Vermont
Department of Energy Joins States to Celebrate National Weatherization Day

Since the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program was created in 1976, low-income Americans in more than 7 million homes have received cost-saving energy efficiency improvements.

October 30, 2014
VIDEO: Welcoming Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Check out video highlights from Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall's swearing-in ceremony, held October 10, 2014, with special guest Vice President Joe Biden.

October 29, 2014
Halloween LED lights are a common, energy efficient decoration. | Photo courtesy of Jeremy Roof, Creative Commons.
Energy Tricks Lead to Cost-Saving Treats

Whether you're trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples or on a hayride this Halloween, take time to notice all the ways energy efficiency plays a part in the celebration.