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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.

September 17, 2014
National Lab Day: How the National Labs Keep Moving America Forward

Check out photos from National Lab Day, a celebration of the ways our 17 National Labs contribute to advancements in energy, environmental science, supercomputing, consumer products and more.

September 16, 2014
C3E Spotlights Women Leaders in Clean Energy Careers

Women clean energy leaders convene in Boston for the Women in Clean Energy Symposium. Learn how you can participate.

September 15, 2014
The History of the Electric Car

Travel back in time with us as we explore the history of the electric vehicle.

September 10, 2014
With support from ARPA-E, AutoGrid Systems developed software to monitor the flow of power through the electric grid and help utilities better meet real-time electricity demands. | Graphic courtesy of AutoGrids.
ARPA-E Project Takes an Innovative Approach to the Electrical Grid

Learn how one company is creating two-way communications between power suppliers and consumers to better meet real-time electricity demands.

September 9, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Making a Cleaner Future

Our latest #WomenInSTEM profile's career is like "a real-life videogame" -- while leaving a cleaner future for her son.