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November 27, 2013
South Carolina Opens Nation's Largest Wind Drivetrain Testing Facility

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman joined with officials from Clemson University to dedicate the nation's largest and one of the world's most advanced wind energy testing facilities in North Charleston, S.C.

November 26, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Resources for Tribal Energy Efficiency Projects, Deep Energy Retrofits and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

November 26, 2013
Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors.

November 22, 2013
In Cleveland, Alcoa and ArcelorMittal Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

As Part of Obama Administration’s Better Plants Program, U.S. Manufacturers Cut Energy Waste and Save Money

November 21, 2013
South Carolina Opens Nation’s Largest Wind Drivetrain Testing Facility

Clemson University Project Converted Former Navy Warehouse to First-of-its-Kind Testing Facility for Land-Based and Offshore Wind Turbines

November 20, 2013
Energy Department Announces $19 Million to Drive Down Solar Soft Costs, Increase Hardware Efficiency

The Energy Department today announced $19 million to reduce both hardware and non-hardware costs of solar and to drive greater solar energy deployment in the United States.

November 20, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, Resources for Tribal Energy Efficiency Projects, and More

DOE's webinars include information on the economic impact of offshore wind, tools to develop better clean energy financing programs, and more.

November 14, 2013
Application Periods Open for 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition's Regional Contests

The Energy Department today announced the opening of the application periods for six regional competitions that are part of the 2014 U.S. Department of Energy National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

November 14, 2013
Energy Department Invests Over $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy Projects

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthening partnerships with Tribal nations and building stronger, more resilient communities that are better prepared for a changing climate, the Energy Department announced nine tribal clean energy projects to receive more than $7 million.

November 13, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Pedestrian-Friendly Nighttime Lighting, an Offshore Wind Economic Impacts Model, and More

EERE's webinars address pedestrian-friendly nighttime lighting, a tool measuring the economic impacts of offshore wind, tools for designing better clean energy financing programs, and pre-engineered building envelope commissioning.

November 13, 2013
Energy Department Launches Alternative Fueling Station Locator App

The Energy Department launched a new mobile app to help drivers find stations that provide alternative fuel for vehicles.

November 7, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Clean Energy Financing Programs, and More

EERE announces upcoming webinars on topics such as Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind and Clean Energy Financing Programs.

November 6, 2013
Milwaukee Showcases Leadership in Energy Efficiency, Better Buildings Challenge

National Program to Reduce Energy Use and Save Money

November 6, 2013
Energy Department Invests $12 Million to Slash Red Tape and Speed Solar Deployment for Homes and Businesses

Through Rooftop Solar Challenge , Eight Teams Streamline and Standardize Solar Installation Process to Cut Costs, Save Time

November 1, 2013
Energy Department Opens Competition to Select Student Teams for Solar Decathlon 2015

In support of President Obama’s commitment to a clean energy future, the Energy Department today began the process to select collegiate teams to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit proposals, which are reviewed, scored, and ranked based on a merit review process.

October 31, 2013
Energy Department Announces Topics and New Approaches for Grants to Small Businesses in Clean Energy Technologies

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today announced new topics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) program that will help small businesses develop innovative ideas and deliver market-driven solutions.

October 31, 2013
Sacramento Utility to Launch Concentrating Solar Power-Natural Gas Project

Innovative Hybrid Technology to Deploy Cost-Competitive, Clean Energy and Improve Plant Efficiency

October 31, 2013
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Launches New Blog and Revamped Website

The Energy Department's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), as part of its commitment to strengthen the nation's clean energy economy and to increase communications with the public and other stakeholders, today announced the launch of a new blog on Energy.gov.

The blog is focused on providing updates on current EERE projects, interviews with energy experts, and other stories about EERE technology offices, cross-cutting initiatives, and the Department's national laboratories.

October 30, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Efficiency Competitions, Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines, and More

EERE webinars on November 5, 7, and 20 will cover energy efficiency competitions, Better Buildings workforce guidelines, and offshore wind economic impacts.

October 25, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department announced winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Awards, recognizing 46 diverse industry leaders bringing the best in energy efficient building technologies and design to new and older homes and helping households save money.

October 25, 2013
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department announced winners of the first-ever Housing Innovation Awards, recognizing 46 diverse industry leaders bringing the best in energy efficient building technologies and design to new and older homes and helping households save money.

October 23, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Renewable Energy Case Studies and Energy Efficiency Competitions

Upcoming webinars discuss case studies about the Tribal implementation of renewable energy projects and Better Buildings Challenge partner highlights.

October 23, 2013
New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems, with 11 Advanced Stage Projects Proposed in U.S. Waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showingprogress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in2012, including the completion of two commercial leaseauctions for federal Wind Energy Areas and 11commercial-scale U.S. projects repre

October 22, 2013
Energy Department Announces $60 Million to Drive Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Building on President Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development.

October 22, 2013
Energy Department Announces $60 Million to Drive Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

As part of the Department's SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration, and support a growing U.S. solar workforce.