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April 3, 2015
Renewable energy technologies, such as the 5 MW Estate Donor Solar Project located on St. Thomas, have helped the U.S. Virgin Islands reduce its fossil fuel use by 20% over the last five years. | Photo by Jennifer DeCesaro
U.S. Virgin Islands Ramping Up Clean Energy Efforts with an Eye Toward a Sustainable Future

Five years ago, the U.S. Virgin Islands was almost 100% dependent on imported oil for electricity, water desalinization, and transportation, resulting in electricity costs that were nearly four times the U.S. national average. Now, with help from a partnership with the United States that has opened the door to renewable and energy efficient technologies, the Virgin Islands has cut its fossil fuel use by 20%, resulting in lower electricity costs for consumers, and a significant reduction in pollution.

April 2, 2015
Students at St. Agnus Catholic School in Arlington, Va., measure weatherstripping to place around doors and windows
Building Our Energy Future: Teaching Students the Significance of Energy Efficiency

Students at Saint Agnes Catholic School in Arlington, Va., recently welcomed an expert from the Energy Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to learn how to improve a home’s energy efficiency.

April 1, 2015
U.S.-India Collaboration Expands Indian Market for U.S. Technologies, Improves Grid Reliability

The Energy Department and several corporate partners are working with the nation of India to improve its electrical grid's efficiency and reliability through Demand Response management technologies.

March 31, 2015
Preparing the Next Generation of Bioenergy Leaders

Engaging and supporting the next generation of renewable energy researchers and innovators is one of the important roles the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) plays in advancing bioenergy and biofuels. BETO provides numerous resources from biomass basics to information about lesson plans and tools for educators. Our materials are suitable for K–12 students, undergraduates and graduates, scientists and engineers, high school teachers and college professors, and anyone interested in learning about the future of energy.

March 31, 2015
New Interactive Map Shows Big Potential for America’s Wind Energy Future

New map shows projected growth of the wind industry over the next 35 years.

March 27, 2015
Celebrating Two Years of Building America’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Future

Find out how we are helping to strengthen U.S. clean energy manufacturing competitiveness.

March 25, 2015
<a href="" target="_blank">Rocky Mountain National Park</a> in partnership with Northern Colorado Clean Cities, is deploying a propane pickup truck and two plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.  The park has also installed two electric vehicle charging stations and is educating staff members, concessionaires, and the public on the benefits of reducing vehicle idling.
National Parks Move Forward on Sustainable Transportation in Partnership with Clean Cities

America’s National Parks are dedicated to safeguarding and providing access to our country’s natural, cultural, and historical treasures. Through the Clean Cities National Parks Initiative, the Department of Energy is helping the National Parks Service (NPS) fulfill its mission on every level by adopting alternative fuel vehicles, minimizing petroleum use, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Clean Cities and the NPS have grown this partnership from three initial projects in 2010 to ongoing efforts at more than 27 parks across the country.

March 25, 2015
Researcher Kenny Gruchalla (right) explains the 3-D Visualization technology to U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall in the Energy Systems Integration facility (ESIF) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. | Dennis Schroeder / NREL
Pilot Aims to Partner Energy Department’s National Laboratories with Clean Energy Small Businesses

As an effort to significantly increase the industrial impact of the Energy Department's national laboratories on the U.S. clean energy sector, the National Laboratory Impact Initiative's Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot aims to further the department's clean energy and economic development missions by increasing small business access to the expertise, competencies, and infrastructure offered by its national laboratories.

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.