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April 27, 2015
AirStreams Renewables trains veterans on how to get certified to work on wind towers. Last Thursday, the First Lady announced that companies from the energy, manufacturing, transportation and information technology sectors have committed to hiring approximately 90,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.  | Photo courtesy of AirStreams Renewables.
Joining Forces: Clean Energy Companies Commit to Hire Veterans

Businesses from wind, solar, fuel cell and other clean energy sectors pledge to hire transitioning service members.

April 27, 2015
Get Pumped about Pumped Storage

Often described as “giant batteries,” pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants account for the bulk of utility-scale electrical energy storage in the United States and worldwide.

April 24, 2015
Scientists like these pictured at the Energy Department's Sandia National Labs will play a key role in our Technologist in Residence pilot which is vital in building stronger partnerships between manufacturing companies and our national labs that ultimately results in high-impact research and development
EERE’s Technologist in Residence Program: National Lab-Industry Partnership Pilot to Bolster U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness

The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is launching an exciting new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program in partnership with the Department’s National Labs. At its core, the new TIR program aims to strengthen National Lab and industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the National Lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative research and development.

April 23, 2015
Surfing into the Future
World’s First Algae Surfboard Makes Waves in San Diego

Energy Department-funded scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) California Center for Algae Biotechnology have successfully demonstrated a uniquely Californian solution to replacing fossil fuels—surfboards made from algae.

April 23, 2015
Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Inspiring the Next Generation of Building Scientists

University teams recognized at National Renewable Energy Laboratory for sustainable home designs.

April 23, 2015
This Shelby was printed at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) using the BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) machine and is intended as a “plug-n-play” laboratory on wheels where sustainable components can be tested and enhanced in real time.
Secretary Moniz Tours the 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra

The 50th anniversary 3D-printed Shelby Cobra made a stop last week at Energy Department headquarters, and we had the opportunity to show Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz this impressive car and talk about the team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office who made this amazing technology a reality. From concept to drivable car, six highly skilled and ambitious engineers printed and finished an all-electric vehicle version of the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra in just six weeks – an amazing achievement given that this process usually requires dozens of people a year to complete.

April 22, 2015
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Winners Are Committed to Energy Savings

The Energy Department (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored 128 organizations in 33 states at the 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.The winners were chosen from a vast network of 16,000 ENERGY STAR partners.The awards honor businesses and organizations for their outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.

April 22, 2015
Mario Avila (left), Hayden Cardiff (center), and Thomas Healy of Hyliion have developed an add-on hybrid module for tractor trailers that is installed underneath the trailer and is estimated to have a fuel savings upwards of 30%. | <em>Photo courtesy of Hyliion</em>
Hyliion Wins U.S. Department of Energy Clean Tech Prize at 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

This past Saturday, the student team Hyliion from Carnegie Mellon University took home the DOE Clean Tech Prize at a regional contest for the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 22, 2015
An Earth-Friendly Wind Vision

Wind energy is a clean, domestic energy source that requires little to no water and creates no air pollution when compared with conventional energy technologies. The Energy Department's new Wind Vision report details the prospects for wind energy over the next few decades, suggesting this renewable energy source has enormous potential.

April 21, 2015
A fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at a fueling station in California.
H2USA Accomplishments Push Hydrogen Infrastructure Forward

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new tools developed in support of H2USA focused on hydrogen fueling infrastructure analysis. H2USA is a public private partnership founded in 2013 by DOE, along with automakers and other stakeholders, to address the key challenges of hydrogen infrastructure. H2USA’s mission is to promote the introduction and widespread adoption of FCEVs across America.