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July 14, 2011
New Energy Star Initiative Recognizes Cutting-Edge Products with Highest Energy Efficiency

"Most Efficient" designation will help shoppers reduce their energy bills, provide incentives for manufacturers to innovate, and protect Americans' public health and environment

July 5, 2011
DOE Announces 6 New Corporate Partners Join the National Clean Fleets Partnership

Companies to work with DOE to significantly reduce gasoline and diesel use in commercial vehicles

June 30, 2011
Obama Administration Announces 14 Initial Partners in the Better Buildings Challenge

Private sector partners, local governments commit more than $500 million and 300 million square feet to improving energy efficiency

June 29, 2011
Department of Energy Announces New Partnerships to Support Manufacturing Job Training

National Training and Education Resource (NTER) Offers Tools to Train Workers

June 23, 2011
Department of Energy Awards More Than $11 Million to Advance Innovative Geothermal Energy Technologies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that eight projects in five states - California, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Utah - have been selected to receive up to $11.3 million to support the research and development of pioneering geothermal technologies.  The projects selected today will foster innovation in the technologies and methods used to generate geothermal energy, which will help strengthen U.S. energy security and increase America's competitiveness in the global clean energy economy.

June 22, 2011
Department of Energy Projects Win 36 R&D 100 Awards for 2011

Technology Developments Aim to Address Energy, Environment and National Security Issues

June 17, 2011
Virginia Tech Wins EcoCAR Competition

Washington, D.C. - On Thursday evening a team of students from Virginia Tech University learned they received top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol).  Virginia Tech competed against 15 other universities to take home the top prize of the three-year competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and General Motors.  This unique competition helps train students and engineers to become the next generation of workers the U.S.

June 10, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $36 Million to Support the Development of Drop-In Biofuels and Bioproducts

Investments will help diversify America's sources of clean, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels

June 8, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource.

June 7, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $15 Million for Next Generation Energy-Efficient Lighting

Investments in Solid-State Lighting to Save Energy, Create New Manufacturing Jobs

June 1, 2011
DOE Announces $27 Million to Reduce Costs of Solar Energy Projects, Streamline Permitting and Installations


WASHINGTON, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's SunShot Initiative to make solar energy cost-competitive with fossil fuels within the decade, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of more than $27 million in new funding that will reduce the non-hardware costs of solar energy projects, a critical element in bringing down the overall costs of installed solar energy systems.

May 20, 2011
Vice President Biden Visits National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Announces First Agreement Under "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" Challenge

Outlines Administration's Ongoing Commitment to Spur Commercialization of Technology

May 13, 2011
Secretary Chu Highlights More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Under the Recovery Act

Investments in Electric Vehicles Helping to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

May 5, 2011
USDA and DOE Award Biomass Research and Development Grants to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

Projects will help develop sustainable, renewable biofuels in the U.S.

April 21, 2011
DOE and HUD Announce Lenders to Participate in New Pilot Program to Help Homeowners Pay for Energy Improvements to their Homes

FHA PowerSaver Program to offer low-cost financing to credit-worthy borrowers

April 19, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces New Funding and Partnership with Google to Promote Electric Vehicles

Since its inception in 1993, DOE's Clean Cities program helped save nearly 3 billion gallons of gasoline

April 18, 2011
Department of Energy Offers $2.1 Billion Conditional Commitment Loan Guarantee to Support California Solar Thermal Power Plant

California Solar Project Estimated to Create Over 1,000 Jobs and Avoid Over 710,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Annually