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June 6, 2013
President Barack Obama listens to then-Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2013. | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Smart Grid Week: Hurricane Season and the Department’s Efforts to Make the Grid More Resilient to Power Outages

Next up in our Smart Grid Week series -- improving electric grid technologies to adequately prepare for emergencies with power outages.

May 16, 2013
President Barack Obama listens to Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2013. | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
President Obama Visits DOE to Discuss Preparations for Hurricane Season

Last week, President Obama visited the Energy Department to to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy and preparations to speed power restoration during the upcoming hurricane season.

May 15, 2013
President Barack Obama listens to Acting Energy Secretary Daniel B. Poneman during a meeting with electric utility CEOs and trade association representatives at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2013. The group met to discuss lessons learned during the response to Hurricane Sandy, as well as the ongoing preparations for 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1. | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo of the Week: Rain or Shine, Preparing for the 2013 Hurricane Season

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

December 7, 2012
Altergy had more than 60 fuel cells in the immediate Hurricane Sandy disaster area that acted as backup power for cell phone towers. | Photo courtesy of Altergy.
Calling All Fuel Cells

The story of how fuel cells help power cell phone towers during a natural disaster.

December 3, 2012
On November 7, a Nor’easter began to impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with strong winds, rain or snow, and coastal flooding. | Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Hurricane Sandy-Nor'easter Situation Reports

On November 7, a Nor’easter began to impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with strong winds, rain, snow and coastal flooding.

November 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy and Our Energy Infrastructure

Acting Under Secretary of Energy David Sandalow's remarks, as delivered, at the Columbia University Energy Symposium on November 30, 2012.

November 9, 2012
Energy Department Provides Additional Emergency Fuel Loan to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Recovery

As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter, the Energy Department is providing the Department of Defense with additional ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve in response to a request from the State of Connecticut.

November 9, 2012
Franklin High School students working on their online map of gas and charging stations. | Photo courtesy Dayana Bustamante
Students Innovate to Address Gas Shortages Following Hurricane Sandy

The Energy Department is working closely with other federal partners, state and local authorities, and private industry partners to get generators and fuel to gas stations that need it.

November 7, 2012
Sandy made landfall as a post-tropical cyclone on the southern coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City at 8 p.m. on October 29, with top sustained winds of 80 mph. | Photo courtesy of NOAA.
Responding To Hurricane Sandy: DOE Situation Reports

As of 9:00 am EST November 7, there are 650,416 customers are without power in 4 states. Approximately 7.8 million customers have been restored.

November 6, 2012
Natural gas jitneys like this are Atlantic City's main form of public transportation. These vehicles were used to evacuate vulnerable residents during Hurricane Sandy. This vehicle is fueling up at a natural gas station built, owned, and operated by Clean Energy Fuels, who kept the station running despite widespread shortages of gasoline and diesel elsewhere. | Photo courtesy of Clean Energy
In the Face of Hurricane Sandy, CNG Vehicles Shuttle People to Safety

Learn how clean-fuel vehicles helped evacuate vulnerable residents in Atlantic City during Hurricane Sandy.