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October 25, 2012
The developers of HOMEee at SXSW. This android application helps homeowners track regular maintenance and opportunities for energy efficiency in a fun way, treating your home like a digital pet that gets happier as you make smarter energy choices. | Photo by Ian Kalin.
Open Data Winners from the SXSW Eco Hackathon

Dozens of coders and designers joined Energy Department and private sector experts at SXSW Eco for an exciting 24 hour hackathon using open energy data. The winning teams developed applications that help homeowners make smart decisions about energy usage and help drivers optimize their routes.

October 12, 2012
Denver International Airport is one of many airports across the U.S. that is turning to alternative fuel vehicles. The airport maintains 324 alternative fuel vehicles, including 210 buses, sweepers, and other vehicles that use compressed natural gas, and 114 electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. As of 2010, alternative vehicles made up 32 percent of the airport's fleet. | Photo courtesy of Dean Armstrong, NREL.
Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know about Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Test your alternative fuel vehicles knowledge with these little-known facts.

September 28, 2012
Since 1977, the people of the U.S. Department of Energy have been delivering the science, innovation and expertise required to advance America's energy, economic and national security. In this photo taken in June 1988, former Secretary of Energy John Herrington takes the wheel of a clean natural gas vehicle in front of the Energy Department in Washington, DC.
Today, natural gas powers over 112,000 vehicles in the United States and roughly 14.8 million vehicles worldwide. Natural gas vehicles, which can run on compressed natural gas, are a good option for high-mileage, centrally-fueled fleets that operate within a limited area. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Photo of the Week: A Driving Force for Natural Gas

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

September 20, 2012
The University of Maryland team accepted the award for the best combined heat, hydrogen, and power system design at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC) in Toronto. | Photo courtesy of Jennie Moton.
Winners of Hydrogen Student Design Contest Turn Urban Waste into Energy

The University of Maryland designs a waste-to-energy system that will help the university reduce energy usage and improve its environmental footprint.

September 19, 2012
As part of the EV-Everywhere Grand Challenge, we held a series of workshops to lay out the initiative. The most recent one in Washington, DC, explored ways to reduce energy consumption with improved vehicle design. | Photo courtesy of Roy Feldman.
EV-Everywhere Wants to Hear from All of You!

To meet the challenge of getting more electric vehicles on the road, we want your ideas on how to make electric vehicles more affordable and convenient to drive.

September 5, 2012
Energy 101 | Algae-to-Fuel

A behind-the-scenes video of how oil from algae is extracted and refined to create clean, renewable transportation fuel.

August 23, 2012
Breaking down the latest Clean Energy Roundup from the Environmental Entrepreneurs. More details <a href="/node/385315">here</a>. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
INFOGRAPHIC | Made in America: Clean Energy Jobs

As the clean energy economy grows -- thousands of clean energy job opportunities are being created all across the country.

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.