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May 31, 2013
Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S.

Energy Department-Supported Project Deploys First of its Kind Floating Wind Turbine

May 24, 2013
EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University

15 Student Teams Test Drive Eco-Engineered Vehicles on GM Desert Proving Ground

May 22, 2013
Better Buildings Challenge Reports First Year’s Savings; Partners on Track to Meet 2020 Goal

National Leadership Initiative to Make America’s Industrial and Commercial Buildings 20 Percent More Efficient by 2020

May 13, 2013
Energy Department Launches Public-Private Partnership to Deploy Hydrogen Infrastructure

The Energy Department launched H2USA -- a new public-private partnership focused on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles.

May 13, 2013
Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean Energy Business Competition

Six Student Teams Advance to Final Level of National Competition

May 9, 2013
Obama Administration Launches Competition for Three New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

The Obama Administration announced that it is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes with a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies.

May 7, 2013
Energy Department and the NSTA Launch America’s Home Energy Education Challenge 2013-2014 Program

Registration Now Open For Student Energy Conservation Competition; Program Inspires Student Interest in STEM, While Teaching How Saving Energy Saves Money

April 12, 2013
Nevada Deploys First U.S. Commercial, Grid-Connected Enhanced Geothermal System

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department recognized the nation’s first commercial enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project to supply electricity to the grid.

April 1, 2013
Energy Department Announces Apps for Vehicles Challenge Winners

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to expand access to data and reduce fuel costs for consumers, the Energy Department announced the winners of the Apps for Vehicles Challenge.

March 26, 2013
Energy Department Launches New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

Awards $23 Million in Innovative Manufacturing R&D Projects,
Opens Nation’s First Carbon Fiber Manufacturing Research Facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

March 5, 2013
Energy Department Accelerates the Deployment of Advanced Vehicle Technologies with Private Industry Partnerships

Coca-Cola, Dell, Facebook, Hertz, and Others Partner with the Energy Department to Offer More Vehicle Fueling Options for Employees

February 21, 2013
Obama Administration Announces Johnson Controls, Macy’s and Sprint Join the Better Buildings Challenge

National Leadership Program to Cut Energy Waste, Create Clean Energy Jobs

February 7, 2013
Energy Department, Treasury Announce Availability of $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers

The U.S. Departments of Energy and the Treasury announced the availability of $150 million in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects across the United States.

January 30, 2013
Energy Department Announces New SunShot Projects to Harness the Power of Big Data

As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, the Department announced seven data-driven projects to unearth new opportunities for reducing costs and accelerating solar energy deployment in the United States.

January 30, 2013
Responses Posted to DOE Inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition RFP Questions

The RFP and responses to technical questions (Amendment 1) are available on the Federal Business Opportunities website, solicitation number RFC-3-23003.

January 8, 2013
U.S. Department of Energy, Wind Program Initiates Inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition

The competition is a forum for students to investigate innovative wind energy concepts; gain experience designing, building, and testing a wind turbine to perform according to a customized market data-derived business plan; and increase their knowledge of wind industry barriers.

December 6, 2012
DOE and EPA Release Annual Fuel Economy Guide with 2013 Models

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy release the 2013 Fuel Economy Guide.

November 19, 2012
Energy Department Announces Clean Cities Projects to Diversify U.S. Fuel Economy, Prepare for Advanced Vehicles

Projects Across 17 States Help Communities by Streamlining Permitting and Training Local Workers

October 9, 2012
Obama Administration Announces $20 Million for 10 Public-Private Partnerships to Support American Manufacturing and Encourage Investment in the U.S.

Investments will promote job creation and economic growth in local industry clusters in AZ, CA, MI, NY, OK, OR, PA, TN AND WA

September 12, 2012
Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition to Install Solar Energy Systems at a Fraction of Today’s Price

As part of the SunShot Initiative, the Energy Department announced the start of a new competition to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems

August 29, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

Projects to Partner with One-of-their-kind Scientific User Facilities

August 28, 2012
Energy Department Announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems

As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, Secretary Steven Chu announced today new investments to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies.

August 16, 2012
We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation, Encourage Investment in America

Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

August 14, 2012
Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges, Supporting Jobs and Diversifying U.S. Energy Economy

Uncertainty Surrounding Production Tax Credit Threatens Remarkable Expansion

August 13, 2012
Energy Department Investments to Develop Lighter, Stronger Materials for Greater Vehicle Fuel Economy

Seven Projects Will Speed Commercialization of Lightweighting and Propulsion Technologies