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February 28, 2012
Steven Chu, Secretary of the United States Department of Energy, holds a model of the wave disk engine at the 2011 ARPA-E Summit's Technology Showcase. | Photo by Ken Shipp.
Wondering What All the “Innovation” Buzz is About This Week?

Yesterday, the third annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit kicked off near Washington, D.C. The Summit’s unique combination of leaders makes this an ideal environment for developing energy solutions that will enable America to out-innovate our global competitors.

February 27, 2012
Associate Deputy Secretary Williams at the Black Engineer of the Year Conference, joined by Dean Deloach of Morgan State University, Malika Hobbs with the National Nuclear Security Administration and Annie Whatley of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity. | Office of Economic Impact and Diversity file photo.
Diversity -- Recruiting the Best and the Brightest

Associate Deputy Secretary Mel Williams visits the Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference, one of many national groups advancing diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

February 24, 2012
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu speaking at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. | Energy Department file photo.
Business, Government and Tech Leaders Give the Full Perspective

Leaders from the public and private sectors will meet in Washington, DC, next week to share ideas for solving our greatest energy challenges.

February 14, 2012
What Would the President's Proposed 2013 Budget Mean to the Energy Department?

Secretary Chu details President Barack Obama's $27.2 billion fiscal year 2013 budget request for the Department of Energy.

January 31, 2012
Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall

Last night, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ushered in a new era for energy efficiency on the National Mall when they flipped the switch on LED lights in 174 vintage Olmsted lampposts.

January 26, 2012
A Critical Step Toward Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Disposal

If we are going to ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of nuclear safety and security, non-proliferation, and nuclear energy technology we must develop an effective strategy and workable plan for the safe and secure management and disposal of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. That is why I asked General Scowcroft and Representative Hamilton to draw on their decades of public service and expertise to lead a distinguished panel of scientists, industry leaders, and former elected officials to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.

January 19, 2012
Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Employees across the Department honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, saluting the civil rights legend during a lively ceremony at Department headquarters.

January 13, 2012
A Livestream with our Latest Nobel Prize Winner

Dr. Perlmutter presents, “Supernovae, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe: How the Energy Department Helped to Win (yet another) Nobel Prize.”

January 12, 2012
Secretary Chu Visits the 2012 North American International Auto Show

Secretary Chu toured the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where he had the chance observe how technological innovations like the ones developed by the Energy Department and their partners are being incorporated into the next generation of vehicles.

January 9, 2012
This solar powered residence was commissioned by Boston Edison as a demonstration of future trends in design and technology that would become commonplace in the early decades of the next millennium. Today, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative is seeking to accelerate innovation and aggressively drive down cost through various funding opportunities. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates.
Radical Thinkers Needed to Help Get a Solar Panel on Every Roof

We have approximately $7 million waiting to fund the next big, innovative idea through the SunShot Incubator Program for Soft Cost Reduction. But you have to hurry. The deadline for concept papers is January 16, 2012.