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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.

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.