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October 21, 2015
Check out our <a href="/node/780416">Energy Saver 101 infographic</a> for everything you need to know about home heating.
#HeatChat @Energy: Ask Us Your Home Heating Questions

Have questions about how to prepare your home for the winter months ahead? Join us Thursday, October 22 at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat.

October 15, 2015
<i>A Porsche 911 GT being chased by a Chevrolet Corvette GT under the rain during the last hour of Petit Le Mans 2015 at Road Atlanta. | Photo courtesy of New West Technologies</i>
Last Flag of the 2015 Green Racing Season

The Petit Le Mans, a 10-hour endurance racecar competition held annually at the beginning of October, is known for being difficult, long, and (since 2006) “green.” Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and SAE International, Green Racing recognizes racecar teams that go the farthest and fastest with the smallest environmental footprint.

October 14, 2015
1366 Technician Becky Allen works in a lab at the company’s Bedford, MA demonstration facility. | Photo courtesy of Bob Frechette
SunShot Awardee 1366 Technologies Turns Cutting-Edge Research into Manufacturing Success

After developing a revolutionary silicon wafer production technology (with support from DOE's SunShot initiative) that is now an industry standard, 1366 Technologies will add 1,000 new jobs.

October 13, 2015
National Labs are working with industry to make fluorescent lighting more environmentally friendly by reducing the need for rare earth elements. | iStock photo.
Better Fluorescent Lighting Through Physics

National labs are working with industry to make fluorescent lights more environmentally friendly.

October 13, 2015
<i>Plastic water bottles are among the products that some companies are now producing with bio-based chemicals instead of fossil fuels. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is researching ways that bioproducts can improve the economics of new types of biofuels. | Photo courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski, Flickr creative commons license.</i>
Plant Products a Growing Research Area

For every barrel of crude oil used in the United States, 16% goes toward making products ranging from everyday plastics to specialty chemicals in addition to making liquid fuels. From deli containers to industrial lubricants, these chemicals and products are a crucial, yet almost invisible part of our daily lives.

October 9, 2015
A National First in Community Waste to Energy in our Nation's Capital

DC Water opened a $470 million waste-to-power plant at its Blue Plains facility. EERE's Kathleen Hogan tells about her experience at the opening ceremony of this new and groundbreaking facility.

October 9, 2015
The City of Greensburg, Kentucky, established an energy savings performance contract to make HVAC and lighting improvements in several city buildings, saving money and improving comfort for building occupants. | Courtesy of Greensburg, Kentucky
Energy-Saving Solutions in the Bluegrass State

The Energy Department is continuing partnerships with state and local governments to advance efficiency in both energy and water use. One way of doing this is by implementing Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC), an approach to making improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency without upfront costs.

October 8, 2015
Go to <a href="/node/1280696">energy.gov/fanfavorite</a> to vote for the Solar Decathlon house that you like best!
Solar Decathlon 2015: Vote for Your Favorite Solar-Powered House

You've met the teams, now it's your turn to vote for your favorite Solar Decathlon house!

October 8, 2015
Stacked for Success: Celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

Do you know the atomic weight of hydrogen? It’s 1.008, which makes today, October 8, a great day to celebrate National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day! But at the Department of Energy, we’re not just celebrating the confluence of the calendar and the periodic table. We’re starting to see a hydrogen future to our roads today.

October 7, 2015
The SEED Coalition is inspiring young minds with STEM activities that teach energy literacy. Here students visit Washington, DC to tour the Smithsonian.
SEED Initiative Aims to Increase Energy Education in Low-Income Communities

Increasing energy literacy across the nation and around the world is a vital ingredient in the Energy Department’s strategy to achieve a global clean energy economy. By helping America make smarter energy choices, we all win.