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March 12, 2014
The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to devise actionable ways to cut energy waste and improve commercial building efficiency. Last year, Yale's team (pictured here) won best proposal for their solution on how the federal government could meet energy-savings goals in government buildings across the United States. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Tapping University Students for Energy Efficiency Business Solutions

Learn how university students are developing energy efficiency solutions that private-sector organizations and state and local governments can replicate.

March 11, 2014
4 Must-Have MHK Tools to Help Unlock the Power of Water

Find out how the Energy Department is helping advance water power technologies by providing useful information and data to industry.

March 10, 2014
The high school regional science bowl competition was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the U.S. Department of Energy.  The winning team was Woodrow Wilson High School.
DC Students Take On Regional Science Bowl Competition

At the National Science Bowl, high school and middle school students participate in a nation-wide competition to test their knowledge of all areas of science.  High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. 

In Feburary, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity held the 2014 Washington, D.C., regional competitionsfor middle school and high school to determine which schools would earn a spot at the national competition in April. 

March 7, 2014
Laying the Foundation for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

Find out how the Energy Department is helping commercial building owners and operators throughout America save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

March 6, 2014
Workers install a solar energy system on the rooftop of a home in Golden, Colorado. More than 4,751 megawatts of solar power was installed in the United States last year, an increase of 41%. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report indicates photovoltaic (PV) installations continued their impressive growth in 2013, increasing 41% over 2012 to 4,751 megawatts (MW) of installed power in the United States.

March 5, 2014
FracFocus 2.0 Task Force Report

This report presents the findings and recommendations for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on FracFocus.  This Task Force report builds upon and extends the 2011 SEAB Subcommittee report on the environmental impacts of unconventional gas production.

March 5, 2014
Visitors to EM's booth at the annual Waste Management Symposia international conference participate in demonstrations of the new timeline.
EM Launches First-Ever Interactive Timeline on Cleanup’s History

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of its 25th anniversary, EM launched a new timeline this week that offers stakeholders and other members of the public a first-of-a-kind opportunity to view the nuclear cleanup program’s achievements and related Cold War history in an interactive online platform.

February 28, 2014
Dale Linkous carries pizza out of the walk-in freezer in the kitchen at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The Energy Department <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/new-energy-efficiency-standards-commercial-refrigeration-equipment-cut-businesses-energy">announced new energy efficiency standards</a> for commercial freezers and refrigerators. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
6 Energy Saving Tips for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

To help businesses save energy and money, the Energy Department today announced new standards aimed at making commercial refrigerators and freezers. Here are just a few more tips to increase the energy efficiency of these appliances.

February 27, 2014
Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool

To help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently launched the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) Legislative Library.