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July 19, 2013
Yesterday, representatives from the Energy Department, the European Commission and Argonne National Lab celebrated the launch of the Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center. From left to right: Mr. Giovanni De Santi, Director of the JRC Institute for energy and transport (IET); Mr. Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC); Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, Asia and the Americas; Dr. Eric Isaacs, Director of Argonne National Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Lab.
Energy Department Partners with EU on Electric Vehicle and Smart Grid Coordination

As electric vehicle sales continue to grow, vehicles, charging stations and communication systems will need to work in unison with the electric grid. Learn what the Energy Department is doing to ensure this happens.

July 19, 2013
<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">The eGallon price is calculated using the most recently available state by state residential electricity prices. The state gasoline price above is either the statewide average retail price or a multi-state regional average price reported by EIA. The latest gasoline pricing data is available on EIA’s webpage. Find out more at www.energy.gov/eGallon.</div></div></div>
EV Sales Skyrocketing. eGallon Holds Steady.

We're updating monthly eGallon numbers and highlighting the continued growth of electric vehicle sales.

July 1, 2013
 Wellington Muchero is a quantitative geneticist at the Bioenergy Science Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. | Photo by Jason Richards, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Quantitative Geneticist: Wellington Muchero

When Wellington Muchero got a part-time job in a plant molecular biology lab as a college student, there was no turning back. Learn how this quantitative geneticist advances breakthroughs in biofuels production in the latest "10 Questions."

June 25, 2013
Urban Electric Power Takes Energy Storage from Startup to Grid-Scale

Learn how a New York startup is trying to change the way we store energy.

June 21, 2013
Video: Watch the Clean Cities Google+ Hangout

Miss the Clean Cities Google+ Hangout? Watch a recording of it now.

June 18, 2013
With the help of Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Mammoth Cave National Park was the first National Park fleet to use 100 percent alternative fuel. The Global Electric Motorcar (pictured above) is used by park rangers who need to travel between the Mammoth Cave Campground and the Visitor Center area. | Photo courtesy of Victor Peek Photography.
Transitioning Kentucky Off Oil: An Interview with Clean Cities Coordinator Melissa Howell

As part of the blog series celebrating Clean Cities' 20th anniversary, we interviewed Clean Cities Coordinator Melissa Howell to learn how she is helping transition Kentucky off oil.

June 14, 2013
<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>
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Clean Cities

To celebrate Clean Cities' 20th anniversary, we're counting down the top 10 facts about the program. Test your knowledge now.

June 13, 2013
Mark your calendars for a Google+ Hangout on Clean Cities: Celebrating 20 Years of Sustainable Transportation. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Hangout with Clean Cities on Thursday, June 20, at 2:30 pm ET

We're celebrating 20 years of Clean Cities' sustainable transportation work with a Google+ Hangout. Now's your chance to ask questions about what is happening across the nation and in your community to reduce our dependence on oil for transportation.

June 11, 2013
MetLife is one of the 19 new partners in the Energy Department's Workplace Charging Challenge. As part of its Challenge commitment, the company installed electric vehicle charging stations for employee use at 14 of its locations across the country. | Photo courtesy of MetLife.
19 U.S. Employers Join the Workplace Charging Challenge

Since January, 48 employers have committed to providing electric vehicle charging access -- increasing the convenience of owning an electric vehicle and providing employees with more options for charging their vehicles.

June 10, 2013
<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">The eGallon price is calculated using the most recently available state by state residential electricity prices. The state gasoline price above is either the statewide average retail price or a multi-state regional average price reported by EIA. The latest gasoline pricing data is available on EIA’s webpage. Find out more at www.energy.gov/eGallon.</div></div></div>
The eGallon: How Much Cheaper Is It to Drive on Electricity?

New eGallon tool provides a quick and simple way for consumers to compare the costs of fueling electric vehicles versus driving on gasoline.