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August 10, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Wind Energy IQ

How much do you know about wind energy? Test your knowledge with our wind power quiz!

August 5, 2015
Energy Department Graphic.
Teachers Go Back to School with the Energy Department

It's August, which means students and teachers are getting ready to head back to school -- and some teachers are going back armed with a better understanding of renewable energy to pass on to the next generation of energy leaders!

July 29, 2015
3 Reasons We’re Closer to an Algae Future than You Think

Algae shows great potential as a homegrown and renewable fuel source. Here's why it will be a big part of our nation’s energy mix sooner than you might expect.

July 27, 2015
20 Amazing Things the National Labs Have Done

Check out the photo gallery to see some of the most notable contributions by our National Labs to science, energy and national security.

July 27, 2015
The #LabsRoadShow: National Lab Contributions

Join us for Stop Two of the Labs Road Show. All week we'll be highlighting the most notable contributions National Labs have made to science, energy and national security.

July 23, 2015
Meet This Year’s Winners of the Lawrence Award

Each year, we honor outstanding mid-career scientists whose greatest accomplishments lie ahead. Scroll through the photo gallery to learn about them, and read about the scientist whose career inspired this award.

July 20, 2015
History of Air Conditioning

Learn about some of the key milestones in one of the most important inventions of modern times -- air conditioning.

July 15, 2015
This image of Pluto, taken by New Horizons after a 9 1/2-year journey, is our highest-resolution photo of the dwarf planet since its discovery by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. | Photo courtesy of NASA.
To Pluto and Beyond: Powering New Horizons’ 3-Billion-Mile Journey

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flyby of Pluto after a 3-billion-mile journey powered by nuclear technology from the Energy Department.

July 13, 2015
The New York City College of Technology is weatherproofing its house, called DURA, at a Brooklyn Navy Yard construction site. | Photo courtesy of New York City College of Technology.
Solar Decathlon 2015: Nation’s Leading Sustainable Home Design Competition on the Horizon

The teams are set for this year's Solar Decathlon, which challenges students from around the world to design, build and operate highly energy efficient solar-powered houses.

July 10, 2015
NREL Senior Engineer Palmer Carlin at the National Wind Technology Center, flanked by some of the massive turbines he says early wind technology pioneers only dreamed of seeing. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder
Meet a 91-Year-Old Wind Energy Pioneer

Palmer Carlin helped create the wind industry. Read his fascinating story, the latest in our #LabSpotlight series.