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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.

February 5, 2013
Apps for Vehicles Finalists
Apps for Vehicles Challenge Finalists Announced

Nearly 40 teams submitted ideas in response to a $50,000 Apps for Vehicles Challenge that seeks to improve safety and fuel efficiency through data innovation. Eight finalists have been selected to move on to the second phase of the competition based on the business plans and product prototypes they submitted during the first phase.

January 31, 2013
Secretary Chu Tours the 2013 Washington Auto Show

Highlights from the Secretary's tour of the Washington Auto Show floor.

January 31, 2013
As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
EV Everywhere Charges Up the Workplace

As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S.