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August 23, 2012
New Report Highlights Growth of America's Clean Energy Job Sector

Taking a moment to break-down key findings from the latest Clean Energy Jobs Roundup.

August 7, 2012
Principal Deputy Director Eric Toone, former ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar, the Honorable Bart Gordon and IBM Research Senior Director Kathleen Kingscott discuss the future of energy innovation at an ITIF event on August 2. | Energy Department photo.
ARPA-E’s 19 New Projects Focus on Battery Management and Storage

Batteries are a central focus in new research projects funded by the Energy Department.

August 6, 2012
Using computer modeling technology from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), truck manufacturer Navistar is able to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and durability without the expense of wind tunnel testing. | Photo courtesy of LLNL Livermore Valley Open Campus.
Supercomputing Our Way to a Clean Energy Future

How advanced computing technology is helping major companies lower their R&D costs while developing more energy efficiency technologies.

July 18, 2012
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman tours Proinlosa Energy Corp. in Houston, Texas. Proinlosa is a company in the wind turbine manufacturing supply chain that develops tower parts and has benefitted from the Production Tax Credit (PTC). | Photo courtesy of Keri Fulton.
Technology Key to Harnessing Natural Gas Potential

New projects, funded by the Energy Department, will research ways to increase production of natural gas by reducing our dependency on foreign oil and creating American jobs.

June 22, 2012
The Big Green Bus visited the Energy Department and Secretary Chu this Tuesday. Ten Dartmouth students are touring the nation on the Big Green Bus to build enthusiasm for community involvement through environmental action. This is the 8th year this completely student run initiative has hit the road to travel 12,000 miles across 24 states on a reused, veggie-powered Greyhound bus. | Image: Justin Vandenbroeck, Energy Department
Photo of the Week: June 22, 2012

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

June 19, 2012
Propane shuttle buses used to transport visitors at Mammoth Cave National Park. | Photo courtesy of the National Parks Service.
Driving the National Parks Forward

Clean Cities, in the Energy Department’s Vehicle Technologies Program, is proud to help our parks find solutions to many of their most pressing challenges.

June 6, 2012
Pure Power, LLC makes products that allow truck engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. The company has increased their energy efficiency and hired new employees. | Photo courtesy of <a href="">Flickr user ClatieK</a>.
Fueling South Carolina's Clean Energy Economy

As part of a national commitment to supporting energy efficient technologies, the Energy Department continues to invest in American companies that will continue to grow as this economy rebounds.

May 25, 2012
EcoCAR 2: Pluggin in to the Future challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by minimizing the vehicles' fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety, and consumer appeal. | Photo by Myles Regan.
EcoCAR 2 Year 1 Winners Announced!

The EcoCAR 2 Year One awards were given out in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, May 23.

May 23, 2012
Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan.
EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency

Happening now: the competition finals for Year One of EcoCAR 2 in Los Angeles, California.

May 17, 2012
A North Carolina State University student works on an EcoCAR vehicle at the Year 3 finals last year in Milford, MI. | Energy Department photo.
EcoCAR2 Teams Start their Virtual Engines

As the auto industry introduces more alternative fuel and energy efficient vehicles to dealerships across the U.S., teams of university students are also making sure consumers have more choices on the showroom floor.