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December 13, 2013
Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Performance Results and FYs 2014 and 2015 Annual Performance Plan

Combined Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Annual Performance Results and FY 2014-15 Annual Performance Plan

December 13, 2013
A photovoltaic system at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center near Boulder, Colorado.  In 2012, cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity in the United States grew more than 83% compared to the previous year. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Fun Fact Friday: Geeking Out on Energy Data

Renewables such as solar and wind are the fastest growing energy generation technologies in America. In 2012, cumulative installed solar photovoltaic capacity grew more than 83% compared to the previous year and cumulative installed wind energy capacity rose nearly 28%. The impressive figures are just a few interesting nuggets from the Energy Department’s most recent Renewable Energy Data Book.

December 12, 2013
Slideshow: Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector

Learn how advanced technologies are helping manufacturers reduce waste, increase productivity and become leaders in the clean energy economy.

December 12, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investment in Innovative Small Modular Reactor

The Energy Department tannounced an award to NuScale Power LLC to support a new project to design, certify and help commercialize innovative small modular reactors in the United States.

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.