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July 17, 2013
Energy Department Invests $10 Million to Cut Energy Waste in Small Commercial Buildings

Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan, which calls for steady, responsible steps to reduce carbon pollution and reduce energy bills for U.S. businesses, the Energy Department today announced an award of $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save money by saving energy.

July 3, 2013
EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan

On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on the energy efficiency aspects of the President's Climate Action Plan. Rick Duke, Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Domestic Policy Council, provided an overview of President Obama's comprehensive Climate Action Plan to cut the carbon pollution that causes climate change and threatens our health. The Department of Energy's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Kathleen Hogan, provided a deeper dive into how EERE will implement the plan's action steps to cut energy waste in our homes, businesses, and factories. See the webinar slides.

July 1, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investment to Accelerate Next Generation Biofuels

The Energy Department announced four research and development projects to bring next generation biofuels on line faster and drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels from biomass.

June 20, 2013
Energy Department, NREL Announce New Research Center to Boost Clean Energy Technologies on a Smarter Grid

First Industry Partner, Advanced Energy Industries, Begins Testing Next Generation Solar Inverters

June 11, 2013
Driving for $1.14 Per Gallon

Energy Department Releases State by State “eGallon” Prices to Let Consumers Compare Cost of Fueling With Electricity vs. Gasoline

June 6, 2013
Federal and Industry Partners Issue Challenge to Manufacturers

Wanted: $100 wireless sub meter to help save energy costs in commercial and government buildings

June 4, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting

American Innovation in New, More Efficient Lighting will Boost National Competitiveness in Manufacturing

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.

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