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June 11, 2014
Student teams network during the Cleantech Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum was part of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.  | Energy Department photo
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Kicks Off With Cleantech Forum

National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition festivities kicked off today at the Cleantech Forum, where the finalists and runner-ups met with public and private sector stakeholders to learn about financial opportunities that will help them grow their businesses.

June 6, 2014
Engaging Spanish Speakers on Energy Literacy: Conocimiento de Energía

Conocimiento de Energía, the Spanish version of our Energy Literacy Framework, provides the nation's educators with resources to teach important energy concepts to students.

June 4, 2014
Next-Generation Sensor Fish to Provide Data That Will Help Protect Real, Live Fish

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has redesigned the Sensor Fish, a small device deployed to study the conditions faced by fish swimming through hydropower installations.

June 4, 2014
LGBT Pride Month--- DC Headquarters Office

Join the Department’s celebration on Thursday, June 19, 2014, with speakers including: U. S. Representative Mark Takano, California, First openly gay person of color elected to Congress. Rob Smith, Openly gay Iraq war veteran, journalist, and author of Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Army.

June 3, 2014
Power Africa’s Beyond the Grid Increasing Access through Small- Scale Energy Solutions

Today, the U.S. Government is formally launching an innovative framework under President Obama’s Power Africa initiative to increase energy access for underserved populations across sub-Saharan Africa.

June 2, 2014
Hunting Hurricanes…and Data to Help Build Better Offshore Wind Turbines

Hurricane season is officially here. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is not only tracking storms, but also important data that will provide critical insights which could lead to stronger offshore wind turbines and components capable of withstanding hurricane conditions. Learn more about how NOAA and the Energy Department are working together to help accelerate deployment of offshore wind technologies.

May 31, 2014
EcoCAR 2 Competition: Meet the Teams Part III

The EcoCAR 2 finale starts tomorrow! Meet five of the student teams that are designing and integrating vehicle powertrains that lower the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

May 30, 2014
Students participate in the Junior Solar Sprint and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competition in Littleton, Colorado in 2011. The Energy Department supports competitions and activities that encourage students to get more involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Motivating Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Clean Energy Leaders

Ensuring students know the basics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is one of the keys to moving our clean energy economy forward.

May 30, 2014
STEM Mentoring Café- Engaging Young Women in an Authentic Mentoring Experience

The STEM Mentoring Café, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, took place on May 19, 2014 from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Thirty female STEM professionals from 16 different government agencies arrived with their tools of their trade, ready to interact with eighteen teachers and thirty-eight 5-8 grade students to share their passion for their STEM careers. The participants assimilated quickly to the speed-dating format, with STEM professionals moving from table to table, enabling students and teachers to ask questions and learn about STEM professions during each roundtable discussion.

May 30, 2014
EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part II

As college graduation season draws near, so too does EcoCAR 2, the Energy Department competition that challenges the next generation of engineers and scientists to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. Meet five of the 15 teams.