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August 3, 2011
Department of Energy Announces Philips Lighting North America as Winner of L Prize Competition

Philips Product Delivers on Department's Challenge to Replace Common Light Bulb with Energy-Saving Lighting Alternative

August 2, 2011
Department of Energy to Invest $50 Million to Advance Domestic Solar Manufacturing Market, Achieve SunShot Goal

SUNPATH Program Will Boost American Competitiveness, Lower Cost of Solar Energy

August 1, 2011
Department of Energy Considers New Venue for Solar Decathlon 2013

Competition Trains the Next Generation of Clean Energy Engineers and Designers

July 27, 2011
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
WASHINGTON - Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:
  • David Danielson - Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy
  • Dot Harris - Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy
July 19, 2011
Departments of Energy, Defense Partner to Install Fuel Cell Backup Power Units at Eight Military Installations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that as part of an interagency partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to strengthen American energy security and develop new clean energy technologies, DOD will be installing and operating 18 fuel cell backup power systems at eight military installations across the country. The Departments will test how the fuel cells perform in real world operations, identify any technical improvements manufacturers could make to enhance performance, and highlight the benefits of fuel cells for emergency backup power applications.

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 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.

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

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

March 10, 2011
Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth

The U.S. Department of Energy joined with the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and its Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship today to announce the opening of the $12 million i6 Green Challenge, which will also be conducted in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

February 7, 2011
Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives

Strategic plan, $50 million in R&D funding, identified Wind Energy Areas will speed offshore wind energy development

January 19, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces New Efforts to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today two new initiatives to promote tribal energy development and continue strengthening the partnership between the Department of Energy and tribal nations. Up to $10 million will be available this year through DOE's Tribal Energy Program to support the evaluation, development and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects on tribal lands that will help save energy and money, expand the use of renewable energy resources, and promote economic development for tribal communities. 

December 22, 2010
DOE Announces up to $74 Million for Fuel Cell Research and Development

DOE announces it is accepting applications for a total of up to $74 million to support the research and development of clean, reliable fuel cells for stationary and transportation applications.

November 1, 2010
Secretary Chu Post: Celebrating National Weatherization Day

WASHINGTON - Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the following statement on National Weatherization Day.  The statement can be found on the Energy Blog.

Celebrating National Weatherization Day

Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on November 01, 2010 at 1:55 PM

July 20, 2010
DOE Announces $30 Million for Energy-Efficient Housing Partnerships

Washington - The U.S. Department of Energy today announced 15 research and deployment partnerships to help dramatically improve the energy efficiency of American homes.

June 18, 2010
Five More States Reach Major Recovery Act Weatherization Milestone

Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, and Utah Have Weatherized Over 9,000 Homes with Recovery Act Funding

June 11, 2010
More than $60 Million in Recovery Act Funding to Expand Local Energy Efficiency Efforts in 20 Communities

Competitive block grants to support jobs, save money and increase energy independence

May 26, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Attends Ground Breaking at Tennessee Advanced Vehicle Battery Plant

Smyrna Electric Vehicle Project Expected to provide up to 1,500 Jobs in Tennessee

October 29, 2009
Department of Energy Awards $338 Million to Accelerate Domestic Geothermal Energy

Innovative geothermal projects are funded in support of project deployment, technology development, and data collection

October 15, 2009
2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

Guide helps drivers save money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

October 7, 2009
Energy Department Announces New Private Sector Partnership to Accelerate Renewable Energy Projects

New Financial Institutional Partnership Program will accelerate deployment of billions in lending under Recovery Act