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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.

January 24, 2013
9 of the 37 entries for the Apps for Vehicles competition.
View the Apps for Vehicles Phase One Submissions

Phase one of the Apps for Vehicles competition has ended. Check out the wide variety of ideas for saving fuel and staying safe behind the wheel.

January 24, 2013
Brian Larsen is developing the next generation of fuel cell catalysts thanks to the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Postdoctoral Research Awards. | Photo courtesy of Dr. Guido Bender, NREL.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Brian Larsen

Meet Brian Larsen, who is helping lower fuel cell costs by developing the next generation of fuel cell catalysts.

January 18, 2013
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Critical Materials

What are critical materials? We are breaking them down with these top 10 facts.

January 10, 2013
BPA Headquarters Now “Gold Certified” for Sustainability

BPA recently became the first federal agency in Portland, Oregon, to achieve the city's Sustainability at Work Gold Certification for sustainability efforts at its headquarters building.

December 24, 2012
12 Days of Energy Savings

We're getting in the energy-saving spirit this holiday with tips for 12 days of energy savings.

December 21, 2012
#LabChat Recap: Innovations Driving More Efficient Vehicles

The #LabChat on Dec. 13 sparked an engaging discussion about technologies that are improving vehicle fuel economy.

December 12, 2012
This graphic shows how Goodyear's new Air Maintenance Technology -- also called the self-regulating tire -- works. | Graphic courtesy of Goodyear.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: New Tire Technology Pumps Up Fuel Savings

The final post in our fuel economy series: How a revolutionary new tire technology could mean never having to worry about under-inflated tires on your vehicle.