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June 13, 2014
A worker uses an induction furnace to pour hot metal into an evaporative pattern mold. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About the National Energy Technology Laboratory

From developing new fossil energy technologies to partnering with coal plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the National Energy Technology Lab is conducting game changing research on the frontiers of scientific innovation.

June 13, 2014
What in the world is happening in this photo?

The person pictured here is an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technician, making adjustments to a particle accelerator, part of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility (HHIRF) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. This photo was taken in January 1987.

HHIRF’s last experimental run was in 1992, but during its decade of operation, it set the stage for a wide range of scientific research experiments at Oak Ridge National Lab. By accelerating intense beams of light ions to strike a target, the facility creates short-lived, radioactive nuclei that are used for astrophysics research. Fun fact: The nuclei exist for just about one-billionth of a second. | Photo courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: We Mustache You a Question

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

June 13, 2014
Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

After three years of intense competition, the team from Ohio State University takes first place in EcoCAR 2 for its energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle design.

June 12, 2014
The student startup, REEcycle, from the University of Houston swept this year's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, taking home all three awards for its innovative method of reclaiming rare earth elements from magnets in electronics. | Photo courtesy of Ken Shipp, Energy Department.
REEcyle Takes the Gold in the 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

The student startup from the University of Houston won the Energy Department's 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

June 12, 2014
Video: Future STEM Leaders Compete in the National Science Bowl

Follow four students from Washington, D.C.'s Woodrow Wilson High School as they prepare for and compete in the 2014 National Science Bowl.

June 9, 2014
Named in honor of American inventor Thomas Alva Edison, Berkeley Lab's newest supercomputer can execute nearly 2.4 quadrillion calculations per second at peak theoretical speeds. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab.
Big Science: Supercomputing at the National Labs

This month on Energy.gov, we'll be highlighting supercomputers and the amazing science they make possible.

June 3, 2014
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Proposed EPA Rules Will Cut Carbon Pollution While Maintaining Reliability

The Energy Department is committed to supporting successful implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan while maintaining electric grid reliability.

June 2, 2014
EPA's Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change and Build the Clean Energy Economy

A new plan proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030, helping to leave a safer, cleaner planet behind for future generations.

May 30, 2014
The Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor (BGRR) was the first reactor built in the U.S. for peacetime atomic research following World War II. Over 18 years, an estimated 25,000 scientific experiments were carried out using the neutrons produced in the facility's 700-ton graphite core. In addition to advancing the understanding of atomic nuclei and the structures of solid materials, the BGRR helped produce groundbreaking medical isotopes that are particularly useful in diagnosing and treating cancer and other diseases. In this 1957 photo, a researcher works on the south face of the BGRR. | Photo courtesy of Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: The Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor

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May 29, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A Proposed Change to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

To reflect changing market dynamics, the Department of Energy is proposing a change in the way it reviews applications to export liquified natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries.