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July 24, 2012
Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Department of Energy, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states.

July 18, 2012
Connecticut Company to Advance Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fueling Station Technologies

As part of the U.S. Energy Department's commitment to give American businesses more options to cut energy costs and reduce reliance on imported oil, the Department today announced a $1.4 million investment to Wallingford- based Proton Energy Systems to collect and analyze performance data for hydrogen fueling stations and advanced refueling components. The projects will also help to track the performance and technical progress of innovative refueling systems to find ways to lower costs and improve operation. These investments are part of the Department's broader strategy to advance U.S. leadership in hydrogen and fuel cell technological innovation and help the industry bring these technologies into the marketplace at lower cost.

July 2, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America’s Energy Security

Energy Department Announces Biofuel Investments to Drive Cost Reductions and Technological Breakthroughs

June 29, 2012
Expanded North Carolina Lithium Facility Opens, Boosting U.S. Production of a Key Manufacturing Material

Energy Department-Supported Project Critical to U.S. Global Competitiveness

June 26, 2012
Obama Administration Announces Major Steps Forward to Advance Energy Efficiency Efforts, Improve Access to Low-Cost Financing for States and Local Communities

Commitments by States, Local Governments, School Districts Total 300 Million Sq. Feet, Will Cut Energy Costs, Reduce Pollution and Create Jobs

June 21, 2012
FACTSHEET: Energy Department Launches Open-Source Online Training Resource to Help Students, Workers Gain Valuable Skills

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to invest in skills for American workers, the Energy Department officially launched today its National Training and Education Resource (NTER).

June 13, 2012
Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

Secretary Chu Announces New Efforts to Drive Grid-Parity Solar Within the Decade

June 7, 2012
Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to help reduce energy costs for America’s homes and businesses, the Energy Department announced more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects

May 24, 2012
EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University

Student Teams Gather in Los Angeles to Compete for $100,000 in Prize Money, 15 Receive Keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu for Eco-Reengineering

May 4, 2012
Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean Energy Business Competitions

Six Student Teams Advance to Next Level of National Competition

April 24, 2012
Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop “Plug-and-Play” Solar Energy Systems for Homeowners

Efforts Could Make Home Solar Installations as Easy as Plugging in Common Appliances

April 17, 2012
Energy Department Report Finds Major Potential to Increase Clean Hydroelectric Power

As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power.

April 13, 2012
Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries.

April 6, 2012
Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels

As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum.

March 30, 2012
Obama Administration and Great Lakes States Announce Agreement to Spur Development of Offshore Wind Projects

Multi-state, multi-agency Memorandum of Understanding enhances coordination and speeds review of potential projects

March 29, 2012
Minnesota Company 3M Awarded $3 Million by Energy Department to Reduce Cost of Advanced Fuel Cells

In support of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department today announced the investment of $3 million to 3M Company in St. Paul, Minnesota, to lower the cost of advanced fuel cell systems by developing cost-effective, durable, and highly efficient fuel cell components. The 3-year project will focus on boosting the performance of fuel cell systems for vehicles and stationary applications while driving down costs. These investments are a part of the Department's commitment to U.S. leadership in innovative fuel cell technologies that give American families and businesses more options to cut energy costs and reduce petroleum use.

March 22, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Funding for Biomass Research and Development Initiative

Research to advance next generation biofuels and renewable energy technologies

March 21, 2012
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Commitment to American Made Energy

President Obama highlighted his Administration’s focus on a sustained, all-of-the-above approach to developing American energy.

March 8, 2012
Energy Department Announces Next Phase of L Prize® Competition to Create Innovative Energy-Saving Lighting Products

As part of the Energy Department’s commitment to driving innovation in U.S. manufacturing and helping American businesses and consumers save money by saving energy, the Department today launched the next phase of the Bright Tomorrow Lighting Prize (L Prize) competition.

March 7, 2012
President Obama Launches EV-Everywhere Challenge as Part of Energy Department’s Clean Energy Grand Challenges

Goal to develop electric vehicles more affordable and convenient than gas-powered vehicles for the average American family within a decade

March 5, 2012
Secretary Chu Announces Winners of Student Competition to Promote Energy-Efficient Buildings

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the winners of a competition that challenges collegiate students to develop and present real-world solutions to boost the energy efficiency of buildings across the country.

March 5, 2012
Secretary Chu Announces Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia to Join National Clean Fleets Partnership

Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that four new corporate partners – Best Buy, Johnson Controls, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Veolia – are joining the Energy Department’s National Clean Fleets Partnership, a broad public-private partnership that assists the nation’s largest fleet operators in reducing the amount of gasoline and diesel they use nationwide.

March 1, 2012
Energy Department Announces $180 Million for Ambitious New Initiative to Deploy U.S. Offshore Wind Projects

As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above approach to developing every domestic energy resource, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the start of an ambitious initiative to capture the potential of wind energy off American coasts.

February 23, 2012
President Obama Announces Funding for Breakthroughs in Natural Gas and Biofuels as Alternative Fuels for Vehicles

$30 Million Will Fund Breakthrough Natural Gas Vehicles Technologies, $14 Million to Support Development of Transportation Fuels from Algae

February 23, 2012
President Obama Highlights Energy Department Efficiency Training Centers That Save U.S. Manufacturers $5.6 Billion

University Students Provide Energy Efficiency Assessments to Businesses and Manufacturing Plants