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May 9, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors and Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

These standards combined will help reduce harmful carbon pollution by up to 158 million metric tons – equivalent to the annual electricity use of more than 21 million homes – and save businesses $26 billion on utility bills through 2030.

May 9, 2014
Seventy-Five Students to Receive Nuclear Energy Scholarships and Fellowships

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Support Next Generation Energy Leaders

May 9, 2014
Better Buildings Challenge to Cut Energy Waste Grows by 1 Billion Square Feet

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department announced today that Better Buildings Challenge partners are on track to meet their energy performance goals in their second year, saving approximately $100 million a year.

May 7, 2014
Energy Department Announces Innovative Offshore Wind Energy Projects

As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017.

May 7, 2014
Energy Department Employees Recognized for Power Restoration Assistance During Emergencies and Cost-Effective Energy Efficiency Standards

Four Energy Department employees have been selected as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal from the Partnership for Public Service.

May 6, 2014
Statement by Secretary Moniz on National Climate Assessment

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issued a statement on the 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment

May 2, 2014
Energy Department Announces First Regional Gasoline Reserve to Strengthen Fuel Resiliency

Refined Petroleum Product Reserve Will Ease Potential Fuel Supply Disruptions in Northeast U.S.

April 29, 2014
ARPA-E Announces $60 Million for Disruptive Technologies to Cut Emissions, Boost Energy Efficiency

Two New Programs Aim to Detect and Measure Methane Emissions and Develop Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems

April 29, 2014
Energy Dept. Report Finds Major Potential to Grow Clean, Sustainable U.S. Hydropower

The Energy Department and Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop new electric power generation in waterways across the United States.

April 28, 2014
Students from California and Massachusetts win DOE’s 24th National Science Bowl

Competition Highlights Importance of Investing in Next Generation of Leaders in Science