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November 20, 2015
Energy Department investments in the Lab-Corps initiative are teaming innovative scientists with entrepreneurs to bring latebreaking technologies to market.
Lab-Corps Pilot Accelerates Private-Sector Adoption of Game-Changing Technologies

Last week, the EERE Lab-Corps Initiative graduated its first class of top scientists who’ve gone back to school to gain an entrepreneurial education. With technologies ranging from bioenergy to building efficiencies, this $2.3 million pilot program, managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), trains top lab researchers across the nation on how to move high-impact national laboratory-invented technologies into the market.

November 20, 2015
Making a Difference: Community Solar and Opportunity

Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall met recently with participants in the National Community Solar Partnership Workshop at the White House. Supported by DOE's SunShot Initiative, this group is seeking ways to expand solar power in communities in a variety of ways.

November 20, 2015
DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa, opened on October 30, 2015. | Photo courtesy of DuPont
DuPont’s Cellulosic Ethanol Grand Opening Marks a Milestone for the Advanced Biofuels Industry

On a bright, crisp October morning in Iowa, I had the privilege to speak at the grand opening of DuPont’s cellulosic ethanol biorefinery—the fourth biorefinery of its kind in the United States and the largest in the world. This impressive plant is equipped to produce 30 million gallons of ethanol each year from the leftover stalks and leaves of the corn plant, called corn stover.

November 19, 2015
The economic potential for renewable power technologies, particularly wind and solar, has more than tripled as a result of cost reductions since 2010, according to a new NREL report.
New Report: Renewable Power Economic Potential Has More Than Tripled

The promise and appeal of renewable energy has long been clear: clean, inexhaustible, domestically sourced electricity could lead to enormous environmental, economic and resiliency benefits. For many years, the narrative included the caveat “…but it’s too expensive.” That story is changing fast, however, thanks to falling renewable energy technology costs, which should help renewable energy continue to grow across the United States.

November 18, 2015
Road Tripping through the Geothermal Frontier

And they’re off! After more than a year since the announcement of available funding, the project teams selected for our Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) each hosted our geothermal experts at their candidate sites this fall. We’re calling it our road trip through the geothermal frontier.

November 13, 2015
Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Amped Up! Newsletter Focuses on EERE Innovation on the COP 21 Road Through Paris

Amped Up! newsletter covers the latest innovations in clean energy and carbon reduction, a product of the Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

November 13, 2015
6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About America’s Clean Energy Future

How wind, solar, LEDs and electric vehicles are leading the way in America's clean energy revolution, visualized in six simple charts.

November 12, 2015
STEM Mentoring Cafes - sponsored in part by the Energy Department - engage middle schoolers with science and technology professionals at local science centers and museums nationwide to inspire them to learn about a broad spectrum of energy-related career fields. source: Matty Greene/US DOE
STEM Middle School Mentoring Cafés Take it on the Road

STEM Mentoring Cafés - sponsored in part by the Energy Department - engage middle schoolers with science and technology professionals at local science centers and museums nationwide to inspire them to learn about a broad spectrum of energy-related career fields.

November 10, 2015
As part of the Dept. of Energy Scholars Program, veterans visited a solar array at the U.S. Army base in Fort Carson, Colorado.
Energy Department Training Veterans to Join America’s Clean Energy Workforce

Military veterans returning to the workforce possess unique skills, knowledge, and experience to help advance the federal government’s clean energy initiatives. Over the summer, the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) hosted nine military veteran student interns through the DOE Scholars Program, where each participant worked closely with leaders in advancing clean energy technologies, supporting greater national energy security.

November 10, 2015
Joining Forces to Empower Veterans

Through the Energy Department’s partnership with the federal Joining Forces campaign, companies from the energy, manufacturing, transportation, and information technology sectors have committed to hiring approximately 90,000 veterans and military spouses through 2020. EERE works with partners to connect skilled veterans with careers in the clean energy sector.