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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.

September 23, 2015
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s prototype thermochemical conversion device, funded by EERE and a natural gas company, is installed in front of a concentrating solar power dish. The device converts natural gas into the more energy-rich fuel syngas. Small clean tech businesses may be interested in technical assistance related to system components, the process itself, or downstream products such as hydrogen, methanol, or chemicals.
New Pilot Accepting Small Business Requests to Work Closely with Labs

Starting today, small businesses can apply to access the Energy Department’s world-class facilities and an enterprise of more than 10,000 leading scientists and engineers at five national laboratories – Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory – through the Small Business Vouchers pilot.

September 22, 2015
Swimming in Sustainability: The LISI House, Team Austria's 2013 entry, took home top honors before returning to Vienna, where the house was retrofitted as a floating model of sustainability.
Where are They Now? In Search of Former Solar Decathlon Houses

The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon continues to educate on solar efficiency and sustainability through the solar houses that have competed since 2002, now residing all over the world.

September 22, 2015
This Friday, our panel of energy and sci-fi experts will discuss the interplay between science and cinema at Baltimore Comic-Con. | Baltimore Comic-Con
Energy @ Baltimore Comic-Con: Meet Our Panelists

Join us at Baltimore Comic-Con for a discussion on the interplay of energy, cinema and television.

September 22, 2015
Colorado Kicks Off Home Energy Score Program to Benefit Home Buyers, Sellers

It’s becoming easier to demonstrate a home’s energy efficiency performance. This month, through its Better Buildings Colorado program, Colorado became the second state to offer the Home Energy Score statewide, which provides a home’s efficiency score and recommendations for efficiency improvements. Similar to a vehicle’s miles-per-gallon rating, the Home Energy Score is a free tool from the Energy Department that provides an energy efficiency score for a home and recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. The program is uniquely targeting real estate professionals to implement the benefits that Home Energy Score can bring to home buyers and home sellers.

September 21, 2015
Students participating in the NEED Project at Scituate High and Calcutt Middle Schools planted 14 trees in Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Energy Department Helps Rhode Island Schools Teach Energy Essentials

As the school year begins anew across the nation, Rhode Island is at the frontier of energy education, offering a state-of-the-art curriculum in many of its schools. With the help of funds from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program, the Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources continues its partnership with the nonprofit National Energy Education Development Project (NEED) to provide energy education materials to schools and organize workshops to train teachers on energy curricula.

September 21, 2015
Vice President Biden Announces New SunShot Projects and Funding Opportunities at Solar Power International Conference

At the Solar Power International conference on September 16, Vice President Joe Biden made one of the largest solar research and development funding announcements to ever come out of our SunShot Initiative. His announcement included more than $102 million in new solar projects and funding now available to private industry, nonprofits, universities, and national laboratories to support American leadership in clean energy innovation.

September 16, 2015
Through the Energy Department's Climate Action Champions initiative, cities like Boston and Minneapolis have identified ways to reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 80 percent by 2050.
Running the Race for Clean Energy

Cities like Boston and Minneapolis have identified ways to reduce their carbon footprint by as much as 80 percent by 2050.

September 15, 2015
Explore this infographic to see how the Energy Department is revving up the electric vehicle market through the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Celebrate EV Everywhere by Sharing Your Electric Vehicle Story

Share your electric vehicle story, photos and videos using #ILoveEVs and join us for a Facebook chat on Friday September 18 at 2 p.m. ET.