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May 23, 2013
Dr. Eric Shrader, the principal investigator of PARC’s battery co-extrusion project, talks about battery innovation and the company's project with ARPA-E. | Photo courtesy of PARC.
ARPA-E Awardee PARC Aims to Change the Way We Think About Batteries

Learn how PARC, with help from ARPA-E funding, is working to manufacture batteries more efficiently.

May 22, 2013
Video: Secretary Moniz's First Day

Watch highlights from Secretary Moniz's first day in office and find out what he had to say about energy efficiency and his vision for the Department's future.

May 22, 2013
Photo Gallery: Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's First Day on the Job

Follow Secretary Moniz as he's sworn in as Energy Secretary, meets employees and speaks about the importance of energy efficiency.

May 21, 2013
Energy Secretary Moniz Promises to Focus on Energy Efficiency

During his first public speech, Secretary Moniz says he will have a strong focus on energy efficiency.

May 20, 2013
The University of Washington team works on their vehicle while lifted on a hoist. Teams are working in a garage that is fully equipped with tools that will help them make the most of their time this week. | Photo courtesy of EcoCAR 2.
EcoCAR 2 Teams Cruise Forward with Second Year Finals

We're providing a behind-the-scenes look at the two-part competition to crown the Year Two winner of EcoCAR 2.

May 20, 2013
#tipsEnergy: Saving Energy During Vacation

Sharing your tips for saving energy and money while on summer vacation.

May 17, 2013
Zero Emission Bay Area (ZEBA) -- a group of regional transit agencies in Northern California -- operates twelve, zero-emission, fuel cell buses in real-world service throughout the Bay Area’s diverse communities and landscapes.  | Photo courtesy of Leslie Eudy, NREL.
Top 11 Things You Didn’t Know About Fuel Cells

Test your fuel cell knowledge with these little-known facts.

May 15, 2013
Mississippi's Community Counseling Services converted 29 vans to run on propane, saving more than $1.50 per gallon on fuel or more than $60,000 a year. | Photo courtesy of Community Counseling Services.
Clean Cities Helps Nonprofit Cut Fuel Costs with Propane

Switching to propane vehicles is helping a Mississippi nonprofit save money and maintain key services.

May 9, 2013
Workers put the finishing touches on installing a plug-in electric vehicle charger that is part of the West Coast Electric Highway. | Photo courtesy of Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition.
Clean Cities Coalitions Charge Up Plug-In Electric Vehicles

Clean Cities coalitions all across the country are helping their communities get ready for plug-in electric vehicles.

April 18, 2013
NREL Scientist Bryon Donohoe looks at different views of ultra structures of pre-treated biomass materials in the Cellular Visualization room of the Biomass Surface Characterization Lab. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
On the Path to Low Cost Renewable Fuels, an Important Breakthrough

New breakthroughs in cellulosic ethanol production.