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October 17, 2016
Statement of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Montreal Protocol Agreement to Cut Use of HFCs

Following several days of negotiations between the United States and nearly 200 nations in Kigali, Rwanda, an agreement was reached to amend the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and use of potent heat-trapping chemicals knows as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

October 14, 2016
Energy Department Analysis: Loan Guarantee Program Launched Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Solar Market in the United States

DOE Loan Program Releases Updated Analysis at Mesquite Solar 3 Dedication Ceremony Showing Five DOE Loans Have Led to an Additional 45 Large Solar PV Projects Established by Industry

October 5, 2016
Secretary Moniz Statement on Reaching Threshold for Paris Agreement’s Entry into Force

As of today, 72 parties accounting for 56.75 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions have joined the climate agreement negotiated at COP21 in Paris, meeting the requirements of 55 parties representing 55 percent of global emissions needed for the Paris Agreement to enter into force in 30 days, prior to the COP22 meeting in Morocco.

September 28, 2016
Secretary Moniz Releases Report Showing the Cost Reductions and Rapid Deployment of Clean Energy Technologies

Report details the economic and environmental benefits our nation is already starting to realize thanks to the increased deployment.

September 26, 2016
Secretary Moniz Announces Removal of All Highly Enriched Uranium from Poland

NNSA Helps Poland Become 31st Country Plus Taiwan to Be HEU-free

September 23, 2016
Energy Department’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Program Has Saved $3 Billion in Energy Costs

30 New Partners in 2016 Raises Program’s Footprint to 11% of U.S. Manufacturers

September 13, 2016
Department of Energy Announces 16 New Projects to Transform Energy Storage and Conversion

ARPA-E Awards $37 Million to Develop Innovative Solutions to Overcome the Limits of Battery, Fuel Cell Technologies

September 9, 2016
Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

Joint Strategy Follows Completion of America’s First Offshore Wind Farm, Showing Progress in American Offshore Wind Industry

August 31, 2016
Energy Department Recognizes The Wendy’s Company, and its Franchisee Wendco Group, For Leadership in Energy Performance

Restaurant achieved a 37 percent total energy reduction or more than 50 percent energy savings per sales transaction, and nearly $8,000 in savings annually.

August 31, 2016
Energy Department Announces $29 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Efforts

FORGE Funding Will Accelerate Development of Clean Energy from Geothermal Sources