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July 30, 2012
Statement on the Passing of Admiral James D. Watkins

Secretary Chu gives a statement on for Secretary of Energy Admiral James Watkins.

July 9, 2012
Spencer Isom, second year engineering intern for Savannah River Remediation (SRR) and fourth summer at Savannah River Site (SRS), performs a standard equipment check at Saltstone Production Facility. | Photo courtesy of Savannah River Site
Savannah River Remediation Intern Sees Nuclear Industry as Job Opportunity

College intern Spencer Isom recently began her second summer with Savannah River Remediation (SRR), and her fourth year at Savannah River Site (SRS), where she continues a 31-year family legacy on site.

July 5, 2012
Secretary Chu visits Delaware State University to commemorate the school's efforts with the Better Buildings Initiative.
A Minority Serving Institution Leads the Way in Better Buildings

Delaware State University joins President Obama's Better Buildings Initiative.

June 1, 2012
Navy personnel stationed in Idaho Falls, Idaho, in the mid 1950s learn how to operate the Nautilus S1W, the prototype of the Navy's first nuclear-powered submarine. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory
Veteran Leadership Strong at Idaho’s Laboratory

Idaho National Lab has played a large role in building fission reactors for Navy vessels - and then training those military personnel on how to use the equipment.

May 29, 2012
The American flag flying over the Veterans Memorial in San Jose. | Courtesy of Flickr user <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/harshlight/3235468239/">HarshLight</a>, Creative Commons.
Energy Department Launches Veterans Mentoring Program

The Energy Department celebrates Memorial Day and launches the Veterans Mentoring Program.

May 14, 2012
Joyce Connery participates in a recent a career day event sponsored by the Boren Forum at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, encouraging new graduates to consider a rewarding in public service. Photo credit: Dan Pan, The Boren Forum
Faces of Energy: Joyce Connery

Joyce Connery, an Energy Department worker, is nominated for a Service to America Medal award for her work on organizing the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit.

April 21, 2012
How to Save the Environment and Money

Yesterday, Secretary Chu hosted a live chat discussion to celebrate the 42nd annual Earth Day. The conversation with an in-person audience, streamed live here on energy.gov, highlighted the fact that we don’t have to choose between our economy and our environment. Watch the video.

April 20, 2012
Michael Dunn, Deputy Director of Facilities Management at Argonne National Laboratory, setup a program that encouraged employees to cut their energy use during peak summer months and resulted in more than $475,000 in savings. Here he stands next to an electrical vehicle fueling station that charges cars with solar energy. | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Earth Day: Leading by Example

We’re not just interested in talking the talk at the Energy Department, it’s important to us to walk the walk. To do that, we’re working every day across the country to make our operations more sustainable and efficient. Take these employees, for example.

April 19, 2012
Over the past four years, the United States has reclaimed the title as the world’s leading investor in clean energy technologies and we are on track to double renewable energy generation. Join Secretary Chu for a live chat on the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:45 am ET at <a href="http://www.energy.gov/livechat">Energy.gov/LiveChat.</a>
Have You Heard? America is #1 Again.

Over the past four years, the United States has reclaimed the title as the world’s leading investor in clean energy technologies and we are on track to double renewable energy generation. Join Secretary Chu for a live chat on the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:45 am ET at Energy.gov/LiveChat.

April 11, 2012
The Energy Department's Dr. Karina Edmonds and Erin Pierce talk to thousands as part of the Women in STEM Tweet Up on March 22, 2012. | Photo credit: Quentin Kruger | Energy Department file photo
Let's Keep Talking: Women in STEM Tweet Up

We recently held a Tweet Up about women in in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). During the event, experts in STEM wrote more than 1,500 tweets as part of a conversation about the challenges they've faced, who and what inspires them, and what we can be doing to close the gap for women in STEM fields. Below, the Energy Department's Dr. Karina Edmonds answers questions that came in after the event.