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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.

April 6, 2012
Check out <a href="http://www.eia.gov/beta/enerdat/">EIA’s beta test site</a> and leave your feedback.
Test Drive EIA's New Interactive Electricity Data Browser

The EIA recently launched an interactive electricity data browser on a test website that allows users to search in one location much of EIA’s electricity data and to customize it to meet their information needs. Test it out and provide your feedback!

March 23, 2012
Secretary Chu hands a Secretarial Achievement Awards to Louis Sadler, who negotiating an agreement to allow a private company to construct and operate solar panels at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The solar array supplies electricity for Long Island while helping the lab achieve its sustainability goals. | Energy Department Photo
Efficiency Stars at the Department of Energy

Mel Williams recognizes staff working to make the Energy Department more efficient.

March 22, 2012
Join the Conversation – Get on #STEM on Twitter.com at 2:30ET Today

If you're joining our Tweet Up on Women in STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) today, you’ll have a chance to learn about some of the innovative ways that the federal government is investing in women in STEM – and the areas where we can do more. Here are some of the topics we can cover today on #STEM at 2:30pm ET:

March 15, 2012
Join us for a conversation about women in science, technology, engineering, and Math (STEM) on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM.
Got Questions about Women in Science, Tech, Engineering, or Math (STEM)? Tweet us!

Join us for a conversation about women in STEM on Twitter on Thursday, March 22 at 2:30pm EDT by following the hashtag #STEM. You'll be able to to ask experts how we can advance women's education and empowerment to bring women into STEM careers.

March 13, 2012
Domestic oil production has climbed every year since President Obama took office, and our dependence on foreign oil is at its lowest level since the 1990s. | Graphic courtesy of the <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/gasprices">White House</a>
The Facts on Gas Prices: Infographic

An infographic that explains President Obama's energy plan and its relationship to gas prices.

March 13, 2012
Searching for a job on <a href="http://jobs.energy.gov/">Jobs.Energy.gov</a> is now easier and more intuitive. | Image courtesy of the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer.
Applying for Energy Department Jobs Just Got Easier

This week, we upgraded Jobs.Energy.gov to make searches easier and more intuitive.