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May 13, 2015
Felipe Gomez of FGC Plasma Solutions developed new, energy-efficient fuel injector technology that enabled the startup to <a href="/node/1047536">win a regional round</a> of the Energy Department's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. He was also honored at a White House event this week celebrating emerging entrepreneurs. | Photo courtesy of FGC Plasma Solutions.
7 Questions for Energy Entrepreneur Felipe Gomez

Felipe Gomez of FGC Plasma Solutions, regional winner of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, was honored by the White House as an emerging entrepreneur.

May 11, 2015
Now's your chance to ask Energy Department experts your questions about saving energy. This month, we're answering your questions about vehicle fuel efficiency. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/eyecrave
#AskEnergySaver: Answering Your Fuel Efficiency Questions

Have questions about vehicle fuel efficiency? Now's your chance to ask the experts at the Energy Department.

May 11, 2015
Dr. David Danielson, the Energy Department's Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), speaks at the annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards on Thursday, May 7 at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.
NREL’s Record-Setting Year Highlights Clean Energy Innovation and Commercialization at National Labs

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado—the Energy Department’s primary national lab for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development—recognized the people behind the lab’s greatest innovations and industry partnership accomplishments from the past year at its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards on Thursday, May 7. Dr. David Danielson, the Energy Department’s Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), delivered keynote remarks at the awards ceremony.

May 8, 2015
Axiom Exergy's Refrigeration Battery<sup>TM</sup> technology reduces the electricity load of a typical supermarket by shifting the bulk of refrigeration-related energy usage from peak hours to cheaper off-peak hours, which lowers both energy costs and the risk of food spoiling during power outages. | <em> Courtesy of Axiom Exergy</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Axiom Exergy Wins First Look West (FLoW) 2.0 Cleantech Competition

Axiom Exergy, a Stanford, California-based start-up, took top honors Wednesday at First Look West (FLoW) 2.0, a regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. Axiom Exergy has developed a method of reducing the electricity load of a typical supermarket by shifting the bulk of refrigeration-related energy usage from peak hours to cheaper off-peak hours.

May 5, 2015
Introduction to Energy Literacy | Introducción al Conocimiento de Energía
Bringing Fundamental Energy Concepts to Life … en Español

¿Hablas español? To reach out to the nearly 40 million people living in the U.S. who speak Spanish at home, the Energy Department has translated some of its popular educational materials into Spanish, covering topics such as energy efficiency and renewable sources of energy.

May 4, 2015
Living Ink Technologies has developed a patent-pending technology that uses algae to transform carbon dioxide into ink that is cheaper, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable than traditional ink. | <em>Photo courtesy of Living Ink Technologies</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Living Ink Technologies Wins CU Clean Energy Competition Regional Championship

Living Ink Technologies won first prize on Thursday at the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition regional contest in Boulder, Colorado. Living Ink has developed a patent-pending technology that uses algae to transform carbon dioxide into ink that is cheaper, healthier, and more environmentally sustainable than traditional ink.

May 4, 2015
Boise State University Wins Collegiate Wind Competition 2015

In a field of seven collegiate teams, Boise State University of Idaho won top honors at the Energy Department's 2015 Collegiate Wind Competition for their innovative wind turbine design.

May 1, 2015
Jon Weers (left), Debbie Brodt-Giles (center), and Kristen Honey were among the 16 recipients of Energy Innovation Awards at the networking breakfast before the first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable on April 29 in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Mike Mueller for the Energy Department</em>
First-Ever Energy Open Data Roundtable Catalyzes Value of Big Data Revolution for Energy Sector

To further unlock the value of its data for public good, the U.S. Department of Energy co-sponsored its first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable with the Center for Open Data Enterprise on April 29 in Washington, D.C. The Energy Roundtable convened approximately 60 energy data leaders, including participants from the White House, other federal agencies, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and private industry.

April 29, 2015
Grand Junction's CNG station fuels the city's fleets and county buses and is available to fuel public vehicles as well. Pictured above, a Grand Valley Transit bus is preparing to refuel.
City in Colorado Fueling Vehicles with Gas Produced from Wastewater Treatment Facility

The western Colorado town of Grand Junction is fueling city vehicles with compressed natural gas (CNG) that was produced from biogas at their water treatment facility and is then shipped to a public fueling station nearby. Similar to other wastewater treatment and manufacturing facilities, Grand Junction’s Persigo Plant uses an anaerobic digester to break down organic matter in the sewage and produces bio-methane gas as a byproduct. The bio-methane gas is then cleaned and treated to meet transportation fuel quality standards.

April 29, 2015
EERE Successes: Highlighting the Positive Impacts of EERE

This collection of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) success stories highlights the positive impact of its work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.