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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.

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.