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April 3, 2013
Dr. Karl Gschneidner is holding a neodymium-iron-boron magnet produced using a new, greener process. The process that Dr. Gschneidner helped develop doesn’t produce the environmentally unfriendly byproducts that result from traditional manufacturing methods. | Photo courtesy of Ames Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Mr. Rare Earth -- Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.

A jack-of-all-trades, Dr. Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering and physics. In this edition of 10 Questions, Dr. Gschneidner shares insights into his research of rare earth materials.

March 29, 2013
The Energy Department’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides clean energy companies and researchers with the opportunity to develop less expensive, better-performing carbon fiber materials and manufacturing processes. Pictured here is the carbon fiber conversion line with the in-line melt spinner. The melt-spinner will be used to produce new precursor fibers that will then be converted to carbon fiber. In collaboration with industrial partners, these fibers will be used to produce prototype composite parts for applications, such as automotive parts, wind turbine blades and thermal insulation. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know about Carbon Fiber

Think you know about carbon fiber? Test your knowledge with our top 9 carbon fiber facts.

March 28, 2013
Together, the five newest National Parks Initiative projects will save the equivalent of nearly 10,000 gallons of gasoline and 71 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
National Parks Move Transportation Forward in America’s Great Outdoors

Learn how the Energy Department's Clean Cities is helping National Parks across the country reduce air pollution and lower fuel costs.

March 26, 2013
The Energy Department is supporting new research and development projects that focus on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers. One project is expected to dramatically reduce the cost and lower the energy needed to produce aircrafts. | Photo courtesy of ARM Climate Research Facility.
New Investment in Energy-Efficient Manufacturing

Five new R&D projects will focus on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers while helping to boost product output and improve companies' bottom lines.

March 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: How to Save Energy This Spring

We asked, you shared tips for saving energy and money this spring.

March 15, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to create an Energy Security Trust Fund, which would free American families and business from painful spikes in gas prices. The President’s plan builds on an idea that has bipartisan support from experts including retired admirals and generals and leading CEOs, and it focuses on one goal: shifting America’s cars and trucks off oil entirely. | Infographic from the White House.
What You Need to Know About the Energy Security Trust

In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to create an Energy Security Trust Fund, which would free American families and business from painful spikes in gas prices. The President’s plan builds on an idea that has bipartisan support from experts including retired admirals and generals and leading CEOs, and it focuses on one goal: shifting America’s cars and trucks off oil entirely.

March 8, 2013
FedEx, a National Clean Fleets partner, is expanding its advanced technology vehicle fleets in Kansas and Michigan with the support of Clean Cities projects in those states. | Photo courtesy of Jonathan Burton, NREL.
National Clean Fleets Partners Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Vehicles

National Clean Fleets partners are investing in hybrid vehicles to reduce their oil use, vehicle emissions and fuel costs.

March 7, 2013
Fair Oaks Farms and AMP Americas Transform Waste into Fuel

Learn how an Indiana dairy is fueling its milk delivery trucks with renewable natural gas.

February 14, 2013
PEV readiness is a community-wide effort that requires charging infrastructure, planning, regulations and support services. The new PEV Scorecard helps communities determine their PEV friendliness. | Photo courtesy of IKEA Orlando.
What’s Your PEV Readiness Score?

The new Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Scorecard helps communities measure their PEV friendliness.

February 6, 2013
Professor Jack Brouwer, Associate Director and Chief Technology Officer of the National Fuel Cell Research Center, points out the tri-generation facility that uses biogas from Orange County Sanitation District’s wastewater treatment plant to produce hydrogen, heat and power. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Fueling the Next Generation of Vehicle Technology

Learn how fuel cell technologies are vital to our nation's future energy and transportation economies.