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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.

March 11, 2014
U.S.-India Energy Dialogue 2014

The U.S.-India Energy Dialogue met in New Delhi on March 5-11. Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia hosted the government-to-government portion of the Dialogue meeting on March 11 with United States Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz.  The U.S. delegation included the Department of Energy, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of Commerce and State Department.

March 11, 2014
U.S. and Colombia to Collaborate on First Solar Decathlon in Latin America

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman, Colombia's Minister of Energy and Mines Amylkar Acosta, Mayor of Santiago de Calí Rodrigo Guerrero, and Director of Planning of Colombia Tatyana Orozco signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the development of a Solar Decathlon Latin America and Caribbean competition.

March 4, 2014
President’s 2015 Budget Proposal Makes Critical Investments in All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy and National Security

An overview of the President's Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the Department of Energy.

February 28, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment to Cut Businesses’ Energy Bills and Carbon Pollution

As Part of Climate Action Plan, Standards to Help Move Communities to Greater Energy Efficiency

February 25, 2014
ARPA-E Projects Attract More Than $625 Million in Private Funding

At the 5th ARPA-E Summit, Private-sector Funding, Start-up Companies, and Public Partnerships Highlighted

February 25, 2014
President Obama Announces Two New Public-Private Manufacturing Innovation Institutes and Launches the First of Four New Manufacturing Innovation Institute Competitions

The President announces new steps in partnership with the private sector to boost advanced manufacturing, strengthen our capabilities for defense, and attract the types of high-quality jobs that a growing middle class requires.

February 19, 2014
Sec. Moniz to Georgia, Energy Department Scheduled to Close on Loan Guarantees to Construct New Nuclear Power Plant Reactors

Project represents first new nuclear reactors to begin construction in the United States in three decades