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July 11, 2013
Climate Change: Effects on Our Energy

A new report shows how a changing climate has impacted and may continue to affect our energy supplies and electricity infrastructure. Read highlights from the report and explore a map that shows how climate change has already made an impact.

July 8, 2013
Team Middlebury at their Spring Build of the InSite, a 954 sq. ft. solar-powered home that's set to compete in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Cordelia, Team Manager, is pictured sixth from the right.
Team Middlebury On How to Create Buildings That Improve Communities Socially, Economically, and Environmentally

"I have learned more than I could have possibly imagined about energy and architecture, and how we can all work towards a truly sustainable future. My experience on Self-Reliance, Team Middlebury’s 2011 entry, and InSite, our 2013 entry for which I am the Team Manager, has opened my eyes to how to consciously approach construction to create buildings that improve communities socially, economically, and environmentally." - Cordelia Newbury, Team Manager

July 5, 2013
TerranearPMC at work on anomaly sampling in the 300 Area of Hanford.
Small Business TerranearPMC Awarded $2 Million Task Order

TerranearPMC, an environmental remediation and waste management small business, was awarded a $2 million task order from the Office of Environmental Management for technical support on June 27, 2013. Learn more hear about the company and its Vice President's tips for doing business with the government.

July 3, 2013
Screenshot of Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI) website.
U.S. Department of Energy Launches New Website for Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) launched a website for the Asset Revitalization Initiative (ARI), a DOE-wide effort to advance the beneficial reuse of its unique and diverse mix of assets, including land, facilities, infrastructure, equipment, technologies, natural resources and a highly skilled workforce.

July 1, 2013
 Wellington Muchero is a quantitative geneticist at the Bioenergy Science Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. | Photo by Jason Richards, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Quantitative Geneticist: Wellington Muchero

When Wellington Muchero got a part-time job in a plant molecular biology lab as a college student, there was no turning back. Learn how this quantitative geneticist advances breakthroughs in biofuels production in the latest "10 Questions."

June 28, 2013
EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards.
It’s a bird…It’s a plane…It’s an intern!

Only 22 years old, Valerie Edwards has accomplished significant feats, from flying airplanes to building award-winning robots.

June 27, 2013
Having PRIDE at the Department 365 Days a Year

Celebrating PRIDE month at the Energy Department.

June 25, 2013
Illustration: Sandbox Studio, Chicago.
Around the US in 17 Labs

Use symmetry’s interactive map to learn more about what goes on at the national laboratories, including the 10 institutions under the purview of the DOE Office of Science, the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.

June 23, 2013
Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

Video documents a group of fourth graders quest to take their classroom "off the grid."

June 21, 2013
Celebrating Small Business Week at the Energy Department

Small businesses are at the heart of our work. Find out why.