You are here

Energy Blog

RSS
March 31, 2015
Barbara Kutchko, a well-bore cement researcher, studies the make-up and properties of cement used in oil and gas drilling. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Lab (NETL).
10 Questions with Well-Bore Cement Researcher Dr. Barbara Kutchko

Barbara Kutchko, a researcher at the National Energy Technology Lab, tells us about how she got interested in science, the ways her research is influencing important decisions in real-time and what she hates about toy stores.

March 31, 2015
New Interactive Map Shows Big Potential for America’s Wind Energy Future

New map shows projected growth of the wind industry over the next 35 years.

March 27, 2015
Celebrating Two Years of Building America’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Future

Find out how we are helping to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness.

March 26, 2015
Mathematician Emmy Noether, who made great contributions to theoretical physics, is this week's Women's History Month honoree. | Photo in Public Domain.
Five Fast Facts About Mathematician Emmy Noether

For our fourth #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of mathematician Emmy Noether.

March 24, 2015
Three trucks transport nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. | Energy Department photo.
Moving Forward to Address Nuclear Waste Storage and Disposal

Today, Secretary Moniz announced that the Energy Department is moving forward with planning for a separate repository for high-level radioactive waste resulting from atomic energy defense activities.

March 23, 2015
Residential solar energy systems such as these in a Boulder, Colorado neighborhood are eligible for tax credits through 2016. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Energy Efficiency Tax Credits, Rebates and Financing: What Options Are Available for You?

Learn about what type of financial assistance is available to make energy efficient purchases more affordable.

March 20, 2015
In addition to the tips mentioned below, <a href="/node/904911">check out this infographic</a> for more ways to lower your energy bills this spring. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
10 Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Spring has arrived. Here are some tips on how to save energy and money during the warmer days ahead.

March 19, 2015
Edith Clarke was the first professionally employed female electrical engineer and the first full time female professor of electrical engineering in the country. | Photo courtesy of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Five Fast Facts About Engineer Edith Clarke

For our third #ThrowbackThursday during Women's History Month, we're highlighting the contributions of engineer Edith Clarke.

March 19, 2015
Leading by Example on Climate Change: Our New Federal Sustainability Plan

President Obama signs executive order to ensure federal government leads by example on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting clean energy.

March 18, 2015
Photo courtesy of National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
National Science Bowl Regional Roundup

Science students from around the country just finished competing for a chance at finals in Washington, D.C.