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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

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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.

May 16, 2012
Getting It Right: Accurate Testing and Assessments Critical to Deploying the Next Generation of Auto Fuels

Today, the Coordinating Research Council released a report on the effects of E15 and E20 on vehicle engines. We, at the Energy Department, believe the study is significantly flawed.

May 14, 2012
The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in Michigan

Deputy Secretary Poneman travels to Michigan to highlight how America can win the clean energy race

May 11, 2012
Do You Have Your Own Tips for Saving Fuel?

Do you have any other ideas for saving gas this summer?