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March 31, 2014
Department of Energy Announces First Quadrennial Energy Review Public Meeting

Topics and Locations for First Six Meetings Also Announced

March 28, 2014
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Administration's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

“The Interagency Methane Strategy is a critical part of the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Department of Energy will play an integral, active part of these efforts. The Department is already engaged in several efforts to help reduce methane emissions from energy systems, in the U.S. and internationally. 

March 27, 2014
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Passing of the First U.S. Secretary of Energy James Schlesinger

"The passing of Dr. James R. Schlesinger is a great loss for the academic, scientific and intelligence communities."

March 27, 2014
A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on New Leadership at Two National Laboratories

This week, two of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories welcomed new directors -– Peter Littlewood to Argonne National Laboratory and Bill Goldstein to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

March 24, 2014
Energy Department Authorizes Jordan Cove to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

March 21, 2014
U.S. and Mozambique Hold Bilateral Discussions on Prosperous and Sustainable Energy Future

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met with Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources Esperanḉa Bias and Vice Minister of Energy Jaime Himede.

March 20, 2014
Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources.

March 19, 2014
Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions

The Energy Department has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of our nation’s homes and commercial buildings to industry leaders.

March 19, 2014
U.S. and South Africa Hold Bilateral Discussion on Building a More Sustainable Energy Future

Pretoria — U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and South African Minister of Energy Ben Martins met yesterday in Pretoria to follow up on the U.S.-South Africa Bilateral Energy Dialogue held last December in Washington, DC. They discussed continued bilateral cooperation on a wide range of energy issues, including collaboration to diversify U.S. and South African energy portfolios and provide reliable and affordable electricity to homes and businesses.

March 13, 2014
In Texas, Staples Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

As part of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Department of Energy today recognized Staples for its leadership in energy efficiency at the Coppell Fulfillment Center near Dallas, Texas.