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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FGC Plasma Solutions from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio won the top student prize Tuesday at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago, the first regional contest for the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for the Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities LEAP) initiative. This information will be used to help cities integrate analysis and data into their strategic decision-making.
I was honored to speak at the Agricultural Outlook Forum this spring, hosted by our friends at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This year’s theme was “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century.” The smart solution when it comes to establishing a bioeconomy—renewable, biomass resources as a solid part of our nation’s energy mix—is working together.
Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are now commercially available, so car buyers have the option to drive these vehicles that run on hydrogen gas rather than gasoline and emit only water from the tailpipe. FCEVs have the potential to significantly reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil and lower harmful emissions that contribute to climate change—just one of EERE’s Energy Impacts.