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May 25, 2012
EcoCAR 2: Pluggin in to the Future challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu by minimizing the vehicles' fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle's performance, safety, and consumer appeal. | Photo by Myles Regan.
EcoCAR 2 Year 1 Winners Announced!

The EcoCAR 2 Year One awards were given out in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday, May 23.

May 24, 2012
EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University

Student Teams Gather in Los Angeles to Compete for $100,000 in Prize Money, 15 Receive Keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu for Eco-Reengineering

May 23, 2012
Teams of university students are exploring the hardware of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles this week at the EcoCAR 2 finals in Los Angeles, CA. | Energy Department photo, credit Myles Regan.
EcoCAR 2: Racing Towards Vehicle Efficiency

Happening now: the competition finals for Year One of EcoCAR 2 in Los Angeles, California.

May 22, 2012
TODAY MAY 22ND: Live Tweeting the Apps for Energy Winners Announcement!

Join us on today, May 22 at 11:30 am EDT as we live tweet (@ENERGY) the Apps for Energy winners announcement event. To participate, simply follow #appsforenergy on Twitter.

April 30, 2012
UCLA Anderson School of Management LGBT Leadership Institute

This three day on-campus experience at UCLA spans five months, centering on three days on campus. Online trainings during and following the program cover leadership, decision-making, identity, communications, designing your career, mentoring, and more. For people who have experience in management for 5 years, in public or private sector.

April 27, 2012
Apps for Energy Update

April has been an exciting month for the Apps for Energy competition, so we want to take a few minutes to update readers on the competition and the plan for announcing the winners.

April 20, 2012
Michael Dunn, Deputy Director of Facilities Management at Argonne National Laboratory, setup a program that encouraged employees to cut their energy use during peak summer months and resulted in more than $475,000 in savings. Here he stands next to an electrical vehicle fueling station that charges cars with solar energy. | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.
Earth Day: Leading by Example

We’re not just interested in talking the talk at the Energy Department, it’s important to us to walk the walk. To do that, we’re working every day across the country to make our operations more sustainable and efficient. Take these employees, for example.

April 9, 2012
Largest American Net Zero Energy Campus Community Embraces Clean Energy

A new housing development on the UC Davis campus is planning to bring a new source of renewable energy to its community.

April 2, 2012
Gang Ren and Lei Zhang at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry were part of a team that found new evidence to explain how cholesterol is moved from HDLs to LDLs. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab
Your Density Isn’t Your Destiny: The Future of Bad Cholesterol

New evidence shows how good cholesterol goes bad, which could improve the health and longevity of the estimated one in six Americans suffering from high blood cholesterol.

March 22, 2012
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on energy after a tour of a solar panel field at the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country with nearly one million solar panels powering 17,000 homes, in Boulder City, Nevada, March 21, 2012. | Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.
President Obama Discusses Solar Power in Nevada

Yesterday, President Obama visited the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Boulder City, Nevada. The facility is the largest photovoltaic plant in the country, and its one million solar panels power 17,000 homes in California.