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August 27, 2013
VIDEO: Moniz Talks Energy and Climate Policy

Catch the Secretary's speech from Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy, where he spoke about the need for strong, common-sense policies that will minimize the risks of a changing climate.

August 26, 2013
Argonne National Lab scientists Jeff Elam (left) and Anil Mane’s work in nanocomposite charge drain coatings represents a significant breakthrough in the efforts to develop microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS. This new technology earned one of the 36 R&D 100 awards from R&D Magazine that the National Labs took home in 2013. | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
From Innovation to Commercialization: Tech Transfer at the National Labs

Learn about the various methods the National Laboratories use to get lab tech to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

August 26, 2013
Our Women @ Energy series is one way we're spreading the word about women leaders, including <a href="http://pinterest.com/pin/514677063635644149/">Mayling Wong-Squires</a> (left), a Mechanical Engineer at the Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Why We Fight -- Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Honoring Women's Equality Day by renewing our commitment to securing opportunities for women in the energy sector.

August 23, 2013
EM Office of External Affairs Acting Communications Director Dave Borak talks with EM intern Valerie Edwards. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Internships Help Future Energy Leaders Gain Hands-On Experience

What's it like interning at the Energy Department? We interviewed one intern to find out.

August 21, 2013
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are using predictive tools to understand ecological changes driven by frequent fires due to invasive plant species in California’s Mojave Desert. In collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists are integrating recent advances in fire science and remote sensing tools to characterize the relationship between non-native invasive plant species and wildfire in the desert under current and changing climate conditions. The satellite image shown here is of the Mojave Desert transformed to principal components highlighting geologic formations, land use and vegetation cover. | Image courtesy of PNNL scientist Jerry Tagestad and the U.S. Global Land Cover Facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Photo of the Week: Mapping the Link between Invasive Plants and Wildfire in the Mojave Desert

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

August 21, 2013
#ActOnClimate: Secretary Moniz's First Three Months

It's been three months since Secretary Moniz took office. Learn how he's been a leader on climate change since Day One.

August 20, 2013
Intern Aleksander Navratil, Carroll College, is setting up to perform viscosity measurements of engine oil formulations for an Argonne National Laboratory program researching oils and additives to improve engine efficiency and reduce emissions. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Back to School at the National Labs

Learn how one Energy Department internship program is providing students with hands-on experience performing cutting edge research at the National Labs.

August 20, 2013
The National Energy Technology Laboratory's chemical looping reactor, above, is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, and is pioneering the development of a promising low-carbon technology. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
A Potential Path to Emissions-Free Fossil Energy

Emerging low-carbon technologies, like "chemical looping," are forging new pathways for using fossil fuels as part of a clean energy future.

August 19, 2013
Students from the University of Maryland's Designing a Sustainable World course, a class based on the Energy Department's Energy 101 Course Framework, present their end-of-year design projects. | Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland.
Class Is Now in Session: Energy 101

This week, energy.gov is going back to school. Our first stop: a look at how the Energy Department's Energy 101 Course Framework is helping colleges and universities offer energy-related classes.

August 16, 2013
R&D 100: Lab Researchers Contribute to Public Safety

Scientists at two Energy Department Labs and the Y-12 National Security Complex received R&D 100 awards -- also known as the "Oscars of innovation" -- for technologies that advance national security and public safety.