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  • Working with Cities to Light our Streets Better

    The Presidential Outdoor Lighting Challenge sets a new goal to install 1.5 million LED street lights in American cities in the next two years. To achieve this, mayors are working with DOE through our High Performance Outdoor Lighting Accelerator to benefit from technical expertise and best practices. Learn more about the Presidential Outdoor Lighting Challenge and how your city can partner with DOE to save energy and costs.

  • Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium Launch

    The future electricity grid must deliver reliable, affordable and clean electricity to consumers where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. To work towards this in a united front across DOE and our National Laboratories, we've launched the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium.

  • 2014 JASON Report: State of Stress in Engineered Subsurface Systems

    A new report by an independent panel recommends that the Energy Department take a leading role in understanding subsurface systems to better address the nation’s energy and security issues. Learn more about the report and how the Department's applied energy programs are collaborating to do exactly that through the SubTER Tech Team.

  • Facility for Rare Isotope Beams: The Journey Has Begun

    Construction on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, DOE's newest scientific user facility, officially started with a groundbreaking ceremony held on March 17th in East Lansing, Michigan.

Latest News

  • When properly installed, an air-source heat pump can deliver one-and-a-half to three times more heat energy to a home than the electrical energy it consumes. | Photo courtesy of iStockPhoto/YinYang.
    Air-Source Heat Pumps

    February 24, 2015 3:35 PM

    If you live in a warm climate, air-source heat pumps might be an efficient way to cool your home, and advances in technology are improving their efficiency in cool climates, too.

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