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October 9, 2015
A National First in Community Waste to Energy in our Nation's Capital

DC Water opened a $470 million waste-to-power plant at its Blue Plains facility. EERE's Kathleen Hogan tells about her experience at the opening ceremony of this new and groundbreaking facility.

October 9, 2015
The City of Greensburg, Kentucky, established an energy savings performance contract to make HVAC and lighting improvements in several city buildings, saving money and improving comfort for building occupants. | Courtesy of Greensburg, Kentucky
Energy-Saving Solutions in the Bluegrass State

The Energy Department is continuing partnerships with state and local governments to advance efficiency in both energy and water use. One way of doing this is by implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC), an approach to making improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency without upfront costs.

October 8, 2015
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Solar Decathlon 2015: Vote for Your Favorite Solar-Powered House

You've met the teams, now it's your turn to vote for your favorite Solar Decathlon house!

October 8, 2015
Stacked for Success: Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Do you know the atomic weight of hydrogen? It’s 1.008, which makes today, October 8, a great day to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day! But at the Department of Energy, we’re not just celebrating the confluence of the calendar and the periodic table. We’re starting to see a hydrogen future to our roads today.

October 7, 2015
The SEED Coalition is inspiring young minds with STEM activities that teach energy literacy. Here students visit Washington, DC to tour the Smithsonian.
SEED Initiative Aims to Increase Energy Education in Low-Income Communities

Increasing energy literacy across the nation and around the world is a vital ingredient in the Energy Department’s strategy to achieve a global clean energy economy. By helping America make smarter energy choices, we all win.

October 2, 2015
Students participate in FirstBuild's "hackathon" event Friday, October 2, in Louisville, Kentucky as part of Manufacturing Day. Image courtesy Deloitte.
Energy Department Supports Manufacturing Day

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is supporting Manufacturing Day—a nationwide event that opens the doors of nearly 2000 manufacturing companies to the public—with visits to sites in the Midwest.

October 1, 2015
Energy Department Harvesting Technology Goes Commercial

Developed with funding and support from the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a self-loading trailer created by Kelderman Manufacturing is being used by Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas's biorefinery. Plans are to buy up to 40 additional trailers.

October 1, 2015
The finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 are upon us. Not familiar with the competition? Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the big event, <a href="">happening Oct. 8-18 in Irvine, California</a>. | Photo by Stefano Paltera, Solar Decathlon.
How to Win a Solar Decathlon

Solar Decathlon teams put their solar-powered houses to the test in 10 challenges ranging from architecture to energy efficiency. Find out what it takes to win the whole thing.

October 1, 2015
Energy Department Helps Manufacturers of Small and Mid-Size Wind Turbines Meet Certification Requirements

On October 1, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a fourth round of requests for proposals under the Energy Department’s Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) for distributed wind energy. The CIP aims to help U.S. manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines (with rotor-swept areas less than 1,000 square meters) to improve their turbine designs and manufacturing processes to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and eventually earn certification ensuring performance and safety.

September 30, 2015
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Federal Energy Management Program Launches New Training Series

With a footprint that includes 350,000 buildings, 600,000 fleet vehicles, and $445 billion spent annually on goods and services, the federal government’s actions to reduce pollution, support renewable energy and operate more efficiently can make a significant impact on national emissions. That's part of the overall goal of a new certificate training series from the Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) being launched to help with education, workforce development and cut energy use in the public and private sectors.