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September 2, 2014
Go Back to School with Energy.gov Resources

Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student looking to learn more about energy topics, the Energy Department has you covered.

August 21, 2014
Stars above the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile where the DECam is located. | Photo courtesy of Reidar Hahn at Fermilab.
High-Powered Dark Energy Camera Can See Billions of Light Years Away

The Dark Energy Survey is gearing up for a second year of studying the skies.

August 18, 2014
VIDEO: Shaping Tomorrow’s Wind Energy Leaders

Go behind the scenes to learn how students are gaining the skills necessary to advance the wind industry.

August 18, 2014
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems 100 kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.
Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power

Test your energy knowledge by learning interesting facts about distributed wind.

August 5, 2014
The author, pictured outside the Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C. | Photo by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
How I Energized My Summer: An Intern’s Inside Look at the Department of Energy

An Energy Department intern shares her story -- and gives advice to other students who may not have realized that the agency offers opportunities for any type of college major.

July 17, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: A Physicist Focuses on Scientific Advancement

Our latest #WomenInSTEM highlights the work of Angela Capece -- a physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

July 3, 2014
During his trip to Austin, Texas, on February 6, 2014, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz toured the Pecan Street Research Institute's Pike Powers Lab, a UT-Austin-affiliated facility with specialized capabilities for developing, testing and validating a wide range of smart grid, distributed energy and consumer electronics hardware and software. Pictured left to right: Pecan Street data group director Grant Fisher; Secretary Moniz; Pecan Street Chief Operating Officer Suzanne Russo; Pecan Street Chief Technology Officer Bert Haskell; and Scott Hinson, Director of the Pike Powers Laboratory and Center for Commercialization. | Photo by Marsha Miller, University of Texas at Austin.
Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas

Learn how a Recovery Act-funded project is helping consumers in Austin, Texas, save energy and money with a new smart grid system.

June 30, 2014
Top 500 List Recognizes Fastest Supercomputers

Learn about the fastest supercomputers in the world, including some at the Energy Department's National Labs.

June 25, 2014
A hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, as seen from space by a satellite. Storms like these are projected to become more frequent as the effects of climate change worsen. | Energy Department file photo.
Our Climate Action Progress: One-Year Report

Learn about key progress made in the year since President Obama announced his plan to fight carbon pollution and prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change.

June 24, 2014
Jonathan Wiley and Eric Kuntzelman rappel more than 300 feet off the ground from a 3-megawatt wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, CO. The Energy Department has made significant investments in wind testing facilities like the NWTC. By supporting the testing and validation of newly developed technologies, we are working to reduce costs for manufacturers, speed deployment of next generation technologies and promote the growth of American companies. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.
Building a Stronger Foundation for Philanthropic Energy Investments

A series of energy finance roundtables are helping the Energy Department learn more about common barriers to clean energy investment -- and formulate solutions that advance market transformation.