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November 27, 2012
This infographic takes a look at fuel economy standards and how recent improvements in these standards will benefit consumers and the U.S. economy. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Road to Fuel Efficiency

A look at fuel economy standards and how recent improvements in these standards will benefit consumers and the U.S. economy.

November 20, 2012
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Nearly 100 Clean Cities coalitions work to reduce petroleum use in communities across the country. Led by Clean Cities coordinators, coalitions are composed of businesses, fuel providers, vehicle fleets, state and local government agencies, and community organizations. These stakeholders come together to share information and resources, educate the public, help craft public policy, and collaborate on projects that reduce petroleum use. Click on a region for more information.</div></div></div>
Clean Cities Expands and Strengthens Nationwide Partnerships

Learn how the newest member of Clean Cities, the Land-of-Sky Vehicles Coalition, has made tremendous strides in promoting clean energy alternatives.

November 19, 2012
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">Find alternative fueling stations near an address or ZIP code or along a route in the United States. Enter a state to see a station count.</div></div></div>
Check Out the New Alternative Fuel Station Locator

With more than 10,000 publicly accessible alternative fueling stations, the new Alternative Fuel Station Locator map makes fueling your alternative fuel vehicle easier than ever.

November 19, 2012
This ChargePoint station is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Stevenson, WA, -- an area that is adjacent to the city's shops, restaurants, spas and art galleries. | Photo courtesy of Port of Skamania.
EV Charging Stations Take Off Across America

Finding a charging station is getting more convenient than ever thanks to companies like ChargePoint, which recently finished installing 4,600 charging stations across the United States.

November 19, 2012
Save time and money on your next road trip with's newest tool, <a href="">My Trip Calculator</a>. | Photo courtesy of
Gobble Up Fuel Savings on Your Next Road Trip with My Trip Calculator

A one-stop shop for any road trip, My Trip Calculator is an interactive tool that helps you plan a route, pick a car and estimate a fuel costs.

November 8, 2012
EV-Everywhere: Making Electric Vehicles More Affordable

Highlighting your ideas on ways to make electric vehicles as affordable and convenient as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles.

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.