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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.

April 29, 2015
Goodyear's new Air Maintenance Technology—also called the self-regulating tire—automatically manages the air pressure in tires so you don’t have to. | <em>Graphic courtesy of Goodyear</em>
EERE Energy Impacts: Self-Inflating Tires Could Save You Money on Gas, Improve Driving Safety

The self-regulating tire system that the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has developed with funding from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) uses a new technology called Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) that automatically manages air pressure in tires, so you don't have to.

April 28, 2015
NREL Report Shows Big Potential for the Future of Shared Solar

Demand for solar energy continues to increase, but not every home or office can have its own solar installation. Many are opting to "share" solar, owning or leasing part of a solar array, as described in a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

April 28, 2015
Check out the infographic above to learn how Enhanced Geothermal Systems work. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579"">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Enhanced Geothermal Systems

The U.S. generates more electricity through geothermal energy than any other country in the world. Learn about the breakthrough technology that could help expand use of this renewable energy source.

April 27, 2015
Hydropower Still in the Mix

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the United States, and it continues to advance with new developments, including "powering" dams that currently do not generate electricity.

April 27, 2015
AirStreams Renewables trains veterans on how to get certified to work on wind towers. Last Thursday, the First Lady announced that companies from the energy, manufacturing, transportation and information technology sectors have committed to hiring approximately 90,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.  | Photo courtesy of AirStreams Renewables.
Joining Forces: Clean Energy Companies Commit to Hire Veterans

Businesses from wind, solar, fuel cell and other clean energy sectors pledge to hire transitioning service members.

April 27, 2015
Get Pumped about Pumped Storage

Often described as “giant batteries,” pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants account for the bulk of utility-scale electrical energy storage in the United States and worldwide.

April 24, 2015
Scientists like these pictured at the Energy Department's Sandia National Labs will play a key role in our Technologist in Residence pilot which is vital in building stronger partnerships between manufacturing companies and our national labs that ultimately results in high-impact research and development
EERE’s Technologist in Residence Program: National Lab-Industry Partnership Pilot to Bolster U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness

The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is launching an exciting new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program in partnership with the Department’s National Labs. At its core, the new TIR program aims to strengthen National Lab and industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the National Lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative research and development.

April 23, 2015
Surfing into the Future
World’s First Algae Surfboard Makes Waves in San Diego

Energy Department-funded scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) California Center for Algae Biotechnology have successfully demonstrated a uniquely Californian solution to replacing fossil fuels—surfboards made from algae.