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March 24, 2015
All cars competing in the TUDOR Championship utilize alternative fuels including E10, cellulosic E85 and renewable synthetic clean diesel. The Department of Energy supports the use of clean renewable fuels on the racetrack. <em>Photo courtesy of International Motor Sports Association</em>
Innovation Unleashed: Sportscar Racing Takes Next Step toward Driving Technology and Renewable Fuel Development

As motorsports enthusiasts know, racing innovation once meant turbine-powered Indy cars and six-wheeled formula cars, but those days are mostly over. Today, Green Racing encourages the use of innovative technologies that foster energy efficiency and renewable, low-carbon fuels. Green Racing is a partnership between the Energy Department (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and SAE (the Society of Automotive Engineers ) to help develop, test and promote the use of cleaner fuels and advanced vehicle technologies through motorsports.

March 19, 2015
Leading by Example on Climate Change: Our New Federal Sustainability Plan

President Obama signs executive order to ensure federal government leads by example on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting clean energy.

March 17, 2015
AGCO Project: AGCO Corporation’s Single-Pass Combination Harvester
Five Harvesting Technologies are Making Biofuels More Competitive in the Marketplace

It may look like ordinary farm equipment, but take a second look. This innovative machinery was developed with Energy Department funding to help biofuels become more affordable. Looking more closely at this image and accompanying infographic, you can see that this combination harvester both harvests and bales corn cobs, husks, stalks, and residue all in one step. Its purpose is to save the time and money required to harvest corn stover feedstock for biofuel production, ultimately helping make biofuel from non-food sources cost-competitive with petroleum gasoline.

March 12, 2015
Wind Energy Supporting 600,000 Jobs by 2050

The Energy Department’s recently released Wind Vision Report analyzes a robust wind energy future and quantifies the environmental, social, economic benefits from wind through 2050. As a part of this scenario, more than 600,000 wind-related jobs could be supported, accelerating the already tremendous growth of the American wind industry.

March 12, 2015
The <a href="/node/778491">Wind Vision Report</a> describes potential wind industry scenarios for 2020, 2030, and 2050.
Wind Vision: New Report Highlights a Robust Wind Energy Future

Wind Vision describes scenarios for 2020, 2030 and 2050 and is a detailed roadmap for the nation's wind future.

March 4, 2015
Solar projects can be installed quickly, but red tape sometimes means lengthy delays. The Race to 7-Day Solar aims to change that. | Infographic by SunShot.
The Race to 7-Day Solar is On!

Red tape is getting in the way of going solar. This contest aims to change that.

March 3, 2015
The updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency helps homeowners and businesses find incentive programs that can reduce or defray installation or purchase costs of technologies like photovoltaic systems. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Find Energy Incentives Quicker and Easier with DSIRE Open Data and Website

Updated Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency includes expanded data accessibility, a new Application Program Interface, interactive maps, and enhanced search.

March 2, 2015
Free, online training courses on <a href="https://www4.eere.energy.gov/femp/training/?keyword=&series[0]=93">Renewable Energy Technology Applications</a> are available through the Federal Energy Management Program.
New Online Training Courses Help Agencies Understand Renewable Tech

Updated courses on Renewable Energy Technology Applications now available through the Federal Energy Management Program.

February 25, 2015
More than 100 energy leaders and innovators recently gathered for a Green Button event in San Diego to share best practices and identify new applications, tools, and services that aim to help homeowners and businesses save energy and money.  | National Institute of Standards and Technology and Energy Department photo
Energy Innovation: Green Button Initiative Empowering Americans to Save Energy and Money

Saving energy benefits both the environment and your wallet. However, before determining which energy-saving strategies and solutions to implement, it’s important to first understand how much energy you consume on a day-to-day basis. To empower residents to make well-informed energy decisions, private and public sector organizations united to establish the Green Button initiative.

February 25, 2015
On February 20, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini and Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, sign a Memorandum of Understanding, as GSA’s Kevin Kampschroer, Director of Federal High Performance Green Buildings and Christine Harada, Associate Administrator, Office of Government-wide Policy applaud. | Energy Department photo
Working Together to Make Government Greener

By Kevin Kampschroer, GSA Director of Office of Federal High Performance Green Buildings and Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency 

With hundreds of thousands of facilities and vehicles spread across the globe, the United States government is one of the world’s largest consumers of energy. This highlights how important it is for federal agencies to lead by example in conserving energy and slashing carbon pollution.