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January 10, 2014
Upcoming Live Discussion on Energy 101: Fuel Cells

Join the Energy Department at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday,January 16 for the first Energy 101 Google+ Hangout, whichwill focus on fuel cells.

January 9, 2014
 University students can join the EnergyDepartment-supported Hydrogen Education Foundation's Hydrogen Student Design Contest to plan and design a drop-in fueling station.
Help Design the Hydrogen Fueling Station of Tomorrow

As the hydrogen industry expands, refueling infrastructure needs to be developed to keep fuel cell electric vehicles powered and moving on America’s roadways. University students can play a big role in this through the Hydrogen Education Foundation’s Hydrogen Student Design Contest, supported by the Energy Department.

January 9, 2014
Clean Cities Publishes 2014 Vehicle Buyer's Guide

The guide features a full list of 2014 vehicles that run on alternative fuels or use advanced fuel-saving technologies.

January 8, 2014
Phase II Smart Grid Data Access Funding Opportunity Winner Announced

The Energy Department announced on December 19 that San Diego Gas & Electric has won the second phase of the Smart Grid Data Access funding opportunity.

January 8, 2014
U.S. Fuel Cell Market Production and Deployment Continues Strong Growth

The Energy Department has released three new reports showcasing strong growth across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market.

December 18, 2013
Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report

The Energy Department released its Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, identifying the benefits and challenges
of grid energy storage that must be addressed to enable broader use.

December 18, 2013
2012 Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High: EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that model year 2012 vehicles achieved an all-time high fuel economy average of 23.6 miles per gallon.

December 18, 2013
Energy Department Invests $7 Million to Commercialize Fuel Cells

The Energy Department announced more than $7 million in funding for projects in Georgia, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee that will help bring cost-effective, advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies online faster.

December 18, 2013
USDA Offers $118 Million for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $73 million in funding for renewable energy projects and $45 million for smart grid technology as part of more than $1.8 billion in funding for electric utility infrastructure projects in 25 states and one territory.

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing

Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to continue America's leadership in clean energy innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to build U.S. capabilities in clean energy ma