Summer is a great time to hit the water--but you don't have to go to the beach. Hundreds of hydropower dams include reservoirs where a variety of recreational activities can be enjoyed by the whole family!
The federal government is the single largest consumer of energy in the nation with a footprint consisting of 350,000 buildings and 600,000 vehicles. With this large portfolio comes a tremendous responsibility to ensure everything is running at optimal condition. The Energy Department's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), in collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will offer a new training event called the Energy Exchange from August 11-13 in Phoenix, Arizona. The training is geared toward civilian and military federal agencies, as well as partnering organizations that are responsible for a host of energy, water, and sustainability activities in federal building and fleet operations.
The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative is helping home owners make the choice for solar. Several SunShot partners have develops digital tools that will help assess a home's fitness for adding solar energy.
On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is hosting a free Sustainable Transportation Day at the Energy Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Together, EERE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, and Vehicles Technologies Office will staff vehicle exhibits and a networking event open to the public. Register now to attend!
A new report from Sandia National Laboratory suggests that one hurdle to installing solar on wooden rooftops--a structural engineering analysis--may be addressed with data showing the strength of comparable rooftops.
Part science fair, part county festival, part 21st-century technology convention, the National Maker Faire will bring together “makers” of all ages—crafters, educators, tinkerers, and hobbyists—to promote and spur invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Anticipation for the final round of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is growing. Over the past two months, student-led start-ups have faced intense competition and judging panels of industry and financial experts in five regional contests throughout the United States. Five winning regional teams have been crowned, and they will now advance to compete for $50,000 in the fourth annual National Competition in Washington, D.C., on June 24.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Memphis International Airport on April 9, 2015 marked the start of a two-year demonstration of the world’s first zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell powered ground support equipment.