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August 12, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes Arizona’s Dysart Unified School District for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

School district commits to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years, spanning more than three million square feet of building space.

August 10, 2015
In 2014, U.S. turbines in distributed applications reached a cumulative installed capacity of more than 906 megawatts, enough to power more than 168,000 average American homes. | Photo courtesy of Aegis Renewable Energy; Waitsfield, Vermont.
Energy Department Reports Highlight Trends of Growing U.S. Wind Energy Industry

Reports show wind energy industry continued impressive growth in 2014, solidifying America’s position as a global leader in wind energy.

August 7, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes American LNG Marketing LLC’s Application to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department authorizes American LNG Marketing LLC’s Application to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

August 5, 2015
Jonathan Elkind Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs

Mr. Elkind will oversee the Department’s extensive international engagements and provide critical support to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

August 5, 2015
Dr. Monica Regalbuto Confirmed as Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management

Dr. Regalbuto will provide the leadership necessary to continue the safe cleanup of the environmental legacy brought about from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored nuclear energy research.

August 3, 2015
Statement by Secretary Moniz on Release of Final Clean Power Plan Rules

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today released the following statement after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued their final Clean Power Plan rule that will encourage energy innovation by reducing the carbon emissions from America’s power plants.

July 31, 2015
Energy Department to Invest in Advanced Reactor Concept Development

Today the Energy Department released a funding opportunity announcement to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced nuclear reactor concepts.

July 14, 2015
Statement from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

"Today’s announcement between the P5+1 and Iran is a historic accomplishment.  Building on the Lausanne framework, it will ensure that Iran’s nuclear program is – and will remain – a peaceful one, or that the international community will have more than enough time to respond if Iran’s program proves otherwise. This deal will extend the time it would take for Iran to produce enough fissile material for a first nuclear explosive device to a year for at least ten years, from the current breakout time of just two to three months.

June 29, 2015
U.S. Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use by 60 Percent

As part of the Energy Department’s effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting today.

June 26, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Sabine Pass Liquefaction’s Expansion Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

A press release on the final authorization to allow Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC to export liquefied natural gas (LNG).