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December 30, 2014
Year in Review: Top Five EERE Blog Posts of 2014

From solar's record-shattering pace to breakthroughs in biomass, 2014 was a big year for clean energy. On our blog, we highlight Energy Department-supported projects and technologies that are making a major impact on the clean energy economy. As 2014 draws to a close, we take a look back at the five most popular EERE Blog articles from the past year.

December 29, 2014
A fuel cell electric vehicle is refueled with hydrogen at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.  The H2 Refuel H-Prize is challenging America’s innovators to develop systems that make it easier and more convenient to fuel hydrogen vehicles. | Photo by  Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
H2 Refuel H-Prize Aims to Make Fueling Hydrogen Powered Vehicles Easier than Ever

The H2 Refuel H-Prize is challenging America’s innovators to develop systems that make it easier and convenient to fuel hydrogen powered vehicles.

December 23, 2014
Interested in a wind energy system at home? Follow these important steps. | Photo courtesy of Joe Guasti, Bergey Windpower Co., Inc..
Saving Energy and Money with Wind: 5 Steps Before You Invest in a New Wind Energy System

Make sure you understand these 5 important steps before investing in a wind energy system for your home.

December 23, 2014
¿Te interesa en un sistema eólico de energía en casa? | Photo courtesy of Joe Guasti, Bergey Windpower Co., Inc..
Ahorra energía y dinero con el viento: 5 pasos antes de invertir en un nuevo sistema eólico

¿Te interesa en un sistema eólico de energía en casa? También puedes leer sobre los siguientes 5 pasos importantes en español.

December 19, 2014
Photovoltaic panels were installed on the Harold Washington Social Security Center in Chicago as part of an Energy Savings Performance Contract.
Federal Energy-Saving Program Keeps Federal Government on Pace to $4 Billion Investment

Driving investments to improve federal building efficiency is a top priority for the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). One of the most cost effective and high-impact ways this is being achieved is through FEMP’s Energy Savings Performance Contract program.

December 18, 2014
Biofuel Facts for the Road: The Energy Department and Your Gasoline Pump

Before you hit the road to visit relatives or friends this holiday season, you’ll probably stop at the gas station to fuel up. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office invests in research and development to help commercialize biofuels—liquid fuels produced from plant sources—to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, build the economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. While you’re at the gas pump, pay attention to a few things. There are several biofuel options already available to you today, and the Energy Department is working to bring other second-generation biofuel options to a pump near you.

December 10, 2014
This map shows wind potential capacity for turbine hub heights at 140 meters.
Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential

Our National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), together with the Energy Department’s Wind Program and AWS Truepower, has released new maps that illustrate vast potential for wind energy in the United States.

December 10, 2014
A fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at a fueling station in California. New Energy Department reports signal rapid growth in America’s fuel cell and hydrogen industry as FCEVs are introduced to the market. | Energy Department photo
First Commercially Available Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Hit the Street

Fuel cell electric vehicles are now widely available in the United States. These passenger vehicles have the driving range, ease of refueling, and performance of today’s gasoline-powered cars while emitting nothing but water.

December 5, 2014
Wrap your gifts with recycled paper to reduce waste and save money. | Photo courtesy of istockphoto/diane555
Reduce Waste and Save Energy this Holiday Season

Reduce waste and save energy this holiday season whether you're shopping, eating, partying, decorating, or wrapping.

December 3, 2014
New Videos to Help Improve Energy Literacy Throughout the Nation

Today, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) released the first four videos in a series highlighting each of the seven essential principles presented in the DOE Energy Literacy Framework. EERE also released the Spanish-language version of the Get Current coloring book, which is part of an ongoing effort to expand educational resources for the growing Spanish-speaking population in the United States.