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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
FEMP eTraining Certificate Series
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.

September 29, 2015
The United States has the largest electric vehicle fleet in the world, which includes cars like the Chevrolet Volt. | Photo courtesy of General Motors
Celebrating Electric Vehicles

Electric cars are more popular than ever. Earlier this month, drivers shared why they love these sustainable vehicles.

September 29, 2015
The Third-Annual AEMC Summit: Showcasing U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Growth Powered by New Innovation Models

Earlier this month, leaders in science and industry gathered at the Energy Department’s 2015 American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness's (AEMC) Summit in Washington, D.C. to showcase and celebrate the tremendous accomplishments to date of the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI), launched just two and a half years ago.

September 24, 2015
A number of EERE International projects were highlighted  at the U.S. – India Energy Dialogue, co-chaired by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (left) and Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal (right) in Washington, DC.
EERE Clean Energy Collaborations with India Play Key Role in U.S.-India Energy Dialogue

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal met this week to exchange insights into U.S. and India energy priorities, celebrate the success of bilateral energy projects, and discuss next steps the countries can take to accelerate climate-change mitigation, economic growth, and improved energy security. In the week leading up to the event, progress was made through U.S. – India Energy Dialogue Working Groups Meetings, including a partnership to advance clean energy deployment.

September 24, 2015
3 Ways Our Manufacturing Institutes Are Changing the Clean Energy Game

Find out how the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation institutes are advancing America's clean energy economy.

September 24, 2015
A team of high school students designed this infographic about cellulosic ethanol. View the entire infographic from the <a href="">Bioenergy Technologies Office website</a>.
Students Recognized in Washington, D.C. for their Winning Bioenergy Infographic

A team of five freshmen from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design in Brooklyn, New York—designed an infographic on the benefits of cellulosic ethanol and were invited as guests to the eight annual conference, Bioenergy 2015, in Washington, D.C.