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December 13, 2013
Making America More Competitive in the Global Clean Energy Economy

Secretary Moniz announced Thursday that 12 U.S. manufacturing companies have been awarded $150 million in clean energy tax credits from the Energy Department, supporting companies that create jobs and reduce emissions.

December 12, 2013
Slideshow: Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector

Learn how advanced technologies are helping manufacturers reduce waste, increase productivity and become leaders in the clean energy economy.

December 12, 2013
The basics of small modular reactor technology explained. | Infographic by <a href="">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Advancing Small Modular Reactors: How We're Supporting Next-Gen Nuclear Energy Technology

Learn about the Energy Department's support for the next-generation nuclear energy technology -- small modular reactors.

December 12, 2013
The National Energy Technology Laboratory's <a href="">chemical looping reactor</a>. This promising approach to capturing carbon dioxide will be among the technologies explored as part of the the Loan Program Office's advanced fossil energy solicitation. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Launching the Next Wave of Clean Fossil Energy Innovation

Advancing fossil energy projects across the United States, with support from a new $8 billion loan guarantee.

December 11, 2013
During National Energy Action Month, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts visited the Energy Department in Washington, D.C., to learn about energy and earn merit badges and patches. In this photo, a Boy Scout watches light shine on a solar panel that’s powering a hydrogen fuel cell system, showing how photovoltaic panels work and energy systems can be integrated. Check out <a href="/node/763371" target=_blank">more photos from the scouts’ Energy Action Month workshops</a>. | Photo by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: Scouting for Valuable Lessons in Energy

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

December 11, 2013
Manufacturing is the bedrock of the American economy, representing nearly 12 percent of our gross domestic product and providing good, high-paying jobs for middle class families. That's why the Energy Department is working to boost U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. | Photo courtesy of Alcoa.
Ensuring American Leadership in Clean Energy Manufacturing

A look at how we're working to boost U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing.

December 6, 2013
The photo above is of a cryogenically cooled target in the National Ignition Facility as "seen" by the laser through the hohlraum's laser entrance hole. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

From nuclear security to supercomputing, Lawrence Livermore National Lab is leading the way in science and technological innovation.

December 6, 2013
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at the Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. Initiatives like Green Button will expand the ways consumers -- from homeowners and renters to federal government agencies -- can interact with and interpret their energy data. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Expanded “Green Button” Will Reach Federal Agencies and More American Energy Consumers

A new directive orders federal agencies to increase their consumption of renewable energy to 20 percent by 2020 and to incorporate the Green Button data standard into their energy management practices.

December 5, 2013
Researchers at Berkeley Lab helped develop the first energy-efficient dual-paned windows, now used in buildings and homes worldwide for billions of dollars in energy savings. Current windows research in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at Berkeley Lab is aimed at developing new glazing materials, windows simulation software and other advanced high-performance window systems. The building shown here, located at Berkeley Lab, is a windows testing facility. | Photo courtesy of Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: The First Energy-Efficient Dual-Paned Windows

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

December 4, 2013
In the photo above, a robot investigates a bomb threat at an arcade during the 2013 Robot Rodeo at Sandia Labs. The operators are not allowed to turn on the lights or turn off the machines, complicating the operation. | Photo by Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories.
Special Feature: National Security & Public Safety at the National Labs

This month on, learn how the National Labs are advancing the national security and public safety interests of the United States.