You are here

District of Columbia

December 12, 2013
A worker caulks the exterior of a home window. Advanced window framing techniques can help homeowners save energy and money. | Photo courtesy of Weatherization Assistance Program Technical Center
3 Innovations That Are Transforming America’s Home Building Industry

The Energy Department’s Building America program provides practical guidance and research to assist housing professionals transform our nation’s housing stock into energy-efficient, state-of-the-art models for businesses and homeowners. Applying building-science solutions will improve energy performance and quality of new and existing homes.

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report

Detailed Discussion of Benefits, Challenges, and Next Steps for Wider Adoption onto the Nation’s Electric Grid

December 12, 2013
Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Workshop “Save the Date”

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office plans to host a Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Manufacturing Workshop in the Washington D.C. area on Monday January 13, 2014.

December 11, 2013
During National Energy Action Month, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts visited the Energy Department in Washington, D.C., to learn about energy and earn merit badges and patches. In this photo, a Boy Scout watches light shine on a solar panel that’s powering a hydrogen fuel cell system, showing how photovoltaic panels work and energy systems can be integrated. Check out <a href="/node/763371" target=_blank">more photos from the scouts’ Energy Action Month workshops</a>. | Photo by Matty Greene, Energy Department.
Photo of the Week: Scouting for Valuable Lessons in Energy

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

December 10, 2013
The Energy Department has launched a new coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices. | Graphic courtesy of <a href="http://www.topcoder.com/">TopCoder</a>
Calling All Coders: Help Advance America’s Ocean Power Industry

The Energy Department has launched a new coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.

December 9, 2013
A three-part Energy Department-funded study indicates LEDs are more environmentally friendly than compact fluorescent and incandescent lights. | Energy Department graphic
Study: Environmental Benefits of LEDs Greater Than CFLs

Final results of a three-part Energy Department-funded study found that LEDs have less negative environmental impacts than incandescent bulbs and a slight edge over CFLs.

December 9, 2013
Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization

Since 2009, when the Energy Department seized a major opportunity to invest $5 billion through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to stimulate job growth and help families affected by the economic recession, we have improved the energy efficiency, comfort and health of more than 1.1 million homes across the nation.

December 5, 2013
Industry and government officials discuss the Better Buildings Challenge expansion at the White House earlier this week. | Photo courtesy of Department of Housing and Urban Development
Better Buildings Challenge is Expanding, Improving Energy Efficiency Throughout America

With more than 120 participants, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge is making America more sustainable by transforming how organizations improve energy performance at facilities throughout the country all while saving money and creating jobs.

December 5, 2013
Department of Energy signs Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy to Strengthen Energy Cooperation

On December 2, 2013, the Department of Energy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy to strengthen cooperation in the energy sector and to promote regional leadership on energy and climate change.

More information on strategic cooperation with Colombia can be found on this Fact Sheet.

December 3, 2013
U.S.-South Africa Energy Meeting

South African Minister of Energy Benedict Martins and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman met December 2, 2013, in Washington, DC, for the fourth U.S.-South African Energy Dialogue, together with representatives of supporting U.S. and South African agencies. They reaffirmed the strong ongoing energy development in both nations -- including shale gas, civilian nuclear energy, renewable energy and energy efficiency --to meet our shared energy and climate goals, and the important role of private trade and investment in achieving those goals.