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November 30, 2012
Argonne scientists Ira Bloom (front) and Javier Bareño prepare a sample of battery materials for Raman spectroscopy, which is used to gather information regarding the nature of the materials present in the sample. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Building a Better Battery for Vehicles and the Grid

The new Batteries and Energy Storage Hub is a coordinated effort designed to push the limits on battery advances.

November 30, 2012
Scientists and engineers at the Energy Department and its national laboratories are finding new, more efficient ways to convert biomass into biofuels that can take the place of conventional fuels like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Science Division, graduate students and researchers use transplanted trees in a number of studies, including those involving biomass conversion to biofuels. In this photo, graduate student Alina Campbell is removing damaged leaves from Eastern Cottonwood trees, which helps stimulate the trees' growth.| Photo courtesy of Jason Richards.
Photo of the Week: Biomass Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

November 29, 2012
With help from the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative, Grand Teton National Park was able to purchase hybrid electric vehicles, which the park's Wildlife Brigade use to spark discussions about emission and fuel efficiency. | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: Hybridization Moves Vehicles Forward

Next up in our series on fuel economy: Why two engines in a vehicle can be better than one.

November 27, 2012
This infographic looks how new fuel economy standards will save Americans money at the pump, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and grow the U.S. economy. <a href="/articles/road-fuel-efficiency">Click here</a> to view the full infographic. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity.
54.5 MPG and Beyond: Fueling Energy-Efficient Vehicles

New fuel economy standards will save Americans money at the pump, reduce our dependence on foreign oil and grow the U.S. economy, and the Energy Department is driving the innovation necessary to meet these standards.

November 27, 2012
This infographic takes a look at fuel economy standards and how recent improvements in these standards will benefit consumers and the U.S. economy. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Road to Fuel Efficiency

A look at fuel economy standards and how recent improvements in these standards will benefit consumers and the U.S. economy.

November 20, 2012
<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>
Clean Cities Expands and Strengthens Nationwide Partnerships

Learn how the newest member of Clean Cities, the Land-of-Sky Vehicles Coalition, has made tremendous strides in promoting clean energy alternatives.

November 19, 2012
<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">Find alternative fueling stations near an address or ZIP code or along a route in the United States. Enter a state to see a station count.</div></div></div>
Check Out the New Alternative Fuel Station Locator

With more than 10,000 publicly accessible alternative fueling stations, the new Alternative Fuel Station Locator map makes fueling your alternative fuel vehicle easier than ever.

November 19, 2012
This ChargePoint station is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Stevenson, WA, -- an area that is adjacent to the city's shops, restaurants, spas and art galleries. | Photo courtesy of Port of Skamania.
EV Charging Stations Take Off Across America

Finding a charging station is getting more convenient than ever thanks to companies like ChargePoint, which recently finished installing 4,600 charging stations across the United States.

November 19, 2012
Save time and money on your next road trip with fueleconomy.gov's newest tool, <a href="http://www.fueleconomy.gov/trip/">My Trip Calculator</a>. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/gioadventures.
Gobble Up Fuel Savings on Your Next Road Trip with My Trip Calculator

A one-stop shop for any road trip, My Trip Calculator is an interactive tool that helps you plan a route, pick a car and estimate a fuel costs.

November 8, 2012
EV-Everywhere: Making Electric Vehicles More Affordable

Highlighting your ideas on ways to make electric vehicles as affordable and convenient as today’s gasoline-powered vehicles.