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August 24, 2016
Energy Department Announces Dates and New Contests for Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Student design competition, which challenges collegiate teams to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive, will take place October 5 – 15, 2017, in Denver.

August 16, 2016
Energy Department Announces $137 Million Investment in Commercial and Passenger Vehicle Efficiency

SuperTruck II, Vehicle Technologies Office Program Wide Selections to Accelerate the Development of Innovative Technologies

August 16, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Calls for Increased Investment to Enhance U.S. Energy Emergency Response

DOE Announces up to $34 Million in Funding for Cybersecurity and Releases Summary of Cascadia Earthquake Response Exercise

August 10, 2016
Energy Department Announces $30 Million Expansion of U.S.–India Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research

New PACE-R Consortium Will Include Research on Smart Grid and Storage Technology

July 26, 2016
Energy Department Releases New Hydropower Vision Report and $9.8 Million in Funding to Support the Future of Hydropower in the United States

Report Provides Roadmap for Sustainable Hydropower Growth in the United States through 2050, Expanding Hydropower and more than Doubling Pumped-Storage Capacity

July 22, 2016
Energy Department Selects Argonne National Laboratory to Lead U.S. Consortium for New CERC Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Technical Track

The New Consortium of University, Private Sector and National Laboratory Partners will Advance Collaboration between the U.S. and China on Truck Efficiency Technologies

July 22, 2016
Energy Department and American Public Power Association Sign Agreement to Accelerate Growth of Electric Vehicle Market

Memorandum of Understanding will help increase education and awareness of the benefits of EVs to public power utilities and local officials

July 21, 2016
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Federal and Private Sector Actions to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in the United States

Administration announces new actions geared towards accelerating the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and putting more electric vehicles on the road.

July 19, 2016

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President Obama is committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills – and that every American community has the tools they need to tackle local air pollution and global climate change.

July 18, 2016
Energy Department Awards $40 Million for Research to Support Waste Cleanup at DOE Nuclear Sites

Four New Energy Frontier Research Centers Will Address Waste Challenge from Cold War-Era Weapons Production