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September 24, 2013
Energy Department Receives EPA Award for Top Green Power Purchase

The Energy Department announced that it has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

September 24, 2013
Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West

A new report released today by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examines the potential impacts of increasing wind and solar power generation on the operators of coal and gas plants in the West.

September 12, 2013
Energy Department Launches National Fuel Cell Technology Evaluation Center to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies

Following Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Energy Department today announced the unveiling of a one-of-its-kind national secure data center dedicated to the independent analysis of advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies at the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located at NREL in Golden, Colorado.

September 12, 2013
Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency Release Fuel Economy Tool for Used Vehicles

The U.S. Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new label that features EPA fuel economy estimates and CO2 estimates for used vehicles sold in the United States since 1984.

September 11, 2013
Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates Clean Energy Research Center, New Supercomputer

NREL announces collaboration with Toyota and Army at new facility

September 10, 2013
University of Maryland Wins Max Tech and Beyond Competition for Ultra-Efficient Clothes Dryer

The Energy Department announced today that the University of Maryland won the second annual Max Tech and Beyond design competition for ultra-low energy use appliances and equipment for the second year in a row. The team developed a heat pump clothes dryer that is nearly 59% more efficient than a traditional electric dryer.

September 9, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Energy Systems Advances, Hydrogen Safety Events Databases, 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.

September 5, 2013
New Study Shows Solar Manufacturing Costs Not Driven Primarily by Labor

Production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China's current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, according to a new report released today by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

September 4, 2013
Energy Department Awards $45 Million to Deploy Advanced Transportation Technologies

Thirty-Eight Projects to Cut Carbon Pollution, Save Drivers Money at the Pump

August 30, 2013
DOE Announces Webinar on Tying Energy Efficiency to Compensation and Performance Reviews, 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.

August 29, 2013
Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

Seventeen Projects to Boost Device Performance, Ensure Sustainable Development.

August 21, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on the Distributed Wind Power Market, Utility Energy Service Contracts, 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.

August 16, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on the Distributed Wind Power Market, Lighting Retrofits Financial Analysis Tool, 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.

August 14, 2013
Energy Department Invests to Save on Heating, Cooling and Lighting

Projects to Reduce Utility Bills, Curb Emissions of Hydrofluorocarbons

August 13, 2013
Largest Federally-Owned Wind Farm Breaks Ground at U.S. Weapons Facility

Supports Obama Administration Goal to Power Federal Agencies with 20 Percent Clean Energy by 2020

August 8, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen-Compatible Materials, the Distributed Wind Power Market, 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.

August 6, 2013
Energy Dept. Reports: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches Record Highs

The Energy Department released two new reports showcasing record growth across the U.S. wind market -- increasing America’s share of clean, renewable energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs nationwide.

August 1, 2013
Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan.

August 1, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investment to Reduce Fuel Cell Costs

In support of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above strategy to develop clean, domestic energy sources, the Energy Department today announced a $4.5 million investment in two projects—led by Minnesota-based 3M and the Colorado School of Mines—to lower the cost, improve the durability, and increase the efficiency of next-generation fuel cell systems.

July 31, 2013
Florida Project Produces Nation’s First Cellulosic Ethanol at Commercial-Scale

Groundbreaking Project Deploys Technology Developed Through Early Energy Department R&D Investments

July 19, 2013
Energy Department Releases Updated eGallon Prices as Electric Vehicle Sales Double

More Americans Choose to Drive on Electricity, Paying the Equivalent of $1.18 Per Gallon

July 17, 2013
Energy Department Invests to Save Small Buildings Money by Saving Energy

The Energy Department announced an award of $10 million for six projects to help small commercial buildings save money by saving energy

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.