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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.

September 17, 2015
Energy Department Awards Nearly $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies in Support of EV Everywhere and SuperTruck

As part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to increase energy productivity, reduce America's reliance on foreign oil and cut harmful emissions the Energy Department today announced an investment of nearly $55 million for 24 projects to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that will strengthen the U.S. clean energy economy.

September 16, 2015
Secretary Moniz Unveils Roadmap to Double U.S. Energy Productivity by 2030

Secretary Moniz unveiled a strategic plan laying out a roadmap to achieve the President’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030.

September 16, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Projects in First Step to Produce Fresh Water from CO2 Storage Sites

Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of five projects that will study the feasibility of using salty water – or brine – from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water.

September 16, 2015
Energy Department Awards $22 Million to Support Next Generation Electric Machines for Manufacturing

As part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency and double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department is awarding $22 million in funding for five projects aimed at merging wide-bandgap (WBG) technology with advancements for large-scale motors to increase energy efficiency in high-energy consuming industries, products and processes, such as the transportation of fossil fuels and industrial-scale compression systems.

September 16, 2015
Energy Department Announces $70 Million for Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing

Department of Energy is announcing up to $70 million in funding for the next Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute, which will be focused on smart manufacturing.