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November 10, 2011
Honoring Our Vets

Secretary Steven Chu commemorates Veteran's Day by meeting with more than a dozen former service members to thank them for their continued service to America.

November 10, 2011
Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Tom D’Agostino, Sustainability Performance Office Director Jennifer MacDonald, Chris Evans and Deputy Secretary of Energy and Daniel Poneman at the 2011 Sustainability Awards. | Image courtesy of the Energy Department
Sustainability Awards Recognize Energy Department Employees Who Go Above and Beyond

Employees from around the country were honored at the 2011 Sustainability Awards last week for driving initiatives that reduce the Energy Department’s use of energy, water and paper, cut down on its waste, and make our buildings and vehicles more efficient.

November 8, 2011
$60 Million to Fund Projects Advancing Concentrating Solar Power

The SunShot initiative announces a $60 million funding opportunity (FOA) to advance concentrating solar power in the United States.

November 4, 2011
Senior level executives and the 2010 Presidential Rank Award winners. First Row:  Melvin Williams; Neile Miller for James B. Lambert and Theodore D. Sherry; Daniel Poneman, Patricia R. Worthington, Sandra Waisley for David A. Brockman, Secretary Chu, Frank B. Russo, and Steven Aoki.  Second Row:  William Barker for Andrew Lawrence, Raymond V. Furstenau,
Charles McConnell for Victor A. Der, Michael Weis, and Michael C. Kane | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Presidential Rank Awards Announced

Energy Department recognizes the winners of the Presidential Rank Awards.

November 3, 2011
New cool roofs installed on the Energy Department’s headquarters building in Washington DC in November, 2010. | Image credit Quentin Kruger, Energy Department
Leading By Example

Four specific ways the Energy Department is leading by example to become more sustainable and energy efficient.

October 31, 2011
Workers dismantle a remaining B53, ensuring that the system will never again be part of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. | Credit: NNSA photo
Honoring Nuclear Security Workers on the National Day of Remembrance

Secretary Steven Chu takes a moment to recognize the extraordinary contributions of our nuclear security workers on the National Day of Remembrance.

October 25, 2011
Two Pantex Plant employees examine the final B53 bomb prior to its dismantling. | Photo Courtesy of <a href="">NNSA</a>.
Dismantling the Final B53 Bomb

Deputy Secretary Poneman shares his thoughts on the dismantling of the final B53 bomb at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas.

October 24, 2011
 A new 82 kilowatt solar photovoltaic installation at the RiverCentre convention complex is unveiled in the heart of downtown St. Paul. | Photo courtesy of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Solar for St. Paul

A new 82 kilowatt solar photovoltaic installation is unveiled at the RiverCentre convention complex in the heart of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

October 21, 2011
Energy Matters: Clean Energy Technology Markets

Watch the full video of Senior Advisor Richard Kauffman October 20, 2011 live chat on He spoke about what drew him to the Department from the private sector, and answered questions -- via email, Twitter and Facebook -- on innovation and deployment, and on how we can ensure U.S. leadership in the global renewable energy race.

October 21, 2011
The Savannah River Site Recovery Act Program workforce stands in front of the P Reactor, which was deactivated and decommissioned as one of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded projects across America. |  Photo courtesy of the Office of Environmental Management.
Celebrating Successes of Environmental Management Recovery Act Projects

The Office of Environmental Management marked a milestone at the end of last month as they completed 84 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded projects across America.