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October 15, 2015
Statement from Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall after Visiting the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall's statement after visiting the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station in Japan

October 15, 2015
Stevens Institute of Technology claimed first place in the Market Appeal Contest at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015. | Photo by Thomas Kelsey, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
University of California, Davis, and Mass/Central America Win the Affordability Contest and Stevens Institute of Technology Wins in Market Appeal at U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Collegiate teams demonstrate just how cost-effective, appealing and livable energy-saving houses powered by solar energy can be.

October 9, 2015
Energy Department Invests More than $20 Million to Advance Fuel Cell Technologies as New Report Shows Unprecedented Growth in Industry

The fuel cell industry continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, with more than $2.2 billion in sales in 2014.

October 9, 2015
Energy Department Invests Over $34 Million to Improve Protection of the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

Energy Department (DOE) today announced more than $34 million for two projects that will improve the protection of the U.S. electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure from cyber threats.

October 9, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Releases Report on America’s Regional Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

Report examines U.S. energy system’s climate threats and solutions; Moniz joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at event highlighting resiliency solutions

October 8, 2015
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz cuts the ceremonial ribbon to signal the start of U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 in Irvine, California. | Photo by Matt Dozier, U.S. Department of Energy
Secretary of Energy Moniz Cuts Ribbon, Kicks Off Solar Decathlon 2015

Biennial Solar Decathlon competition challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate houses powered by the sun that are affordable, energy efficient, attractive, and easy to live in.

October 7, 2015
ARPA-E Announces $30 Million in Funding for Window Efficiency Technologies

SHIELD Program Seeks Transformational Materials to Retrofit Building Windows for Improved Energy Efficiency

September 30, 2015
Manufacturers in U.S. Energy Department’s Better Plants Program Save More Than $2 Billion in Energy Costs; Program Expands to Help America’s Water Systems

Better Buildings, Better Plants Program manufacturers rack up an estimated $2.4 billion in cumulative energy cost savings over the last five years.

September 29, 2015
Statement from Secretary Moniz on the Occasion of the 2015 Conference on Facilitating Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

In 1992, the United States government voluntarily implemented a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing—a policy that has been observed ever since, by four presidential administrations, both Democrat and Republican.  Four years later, the United States was the first country to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) when it opened for signature.

September 24, 2015
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Announces New Tribal Energy Technical Assistance Initiative to Help Native American Communities

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announces actions to strengthen energy support networks among Native American Tribes and Alaska Natives.