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March 25, 2014
Additive manufacturing is just one of several technologies that are being advanced by the Energy Department’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, which aims  to strengthen U.S. competitiveness in the production of clean energy products | Photo by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Join Us for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative’s Western Regional Summit

The Energy Department is organizing regional summits around the country to expand its partnerships, share resources and successes, and refine its strategy to boost U.S. competitiveness in clean energy manufacturing. Learn more about the CEMI Western Regional Summit in San Francisco on April 17 and find out how to register for the event.

March 14, 2014
Happy Pi Day! Today, NASA released this awesome photo of a NASA-themed pie with NASA's Pleiades supercomputer at Moffett Field, near Mountain View, California. Fun fact: in 2011, researchers calculated the sixty-trillionth binary digit of Pi-squared. The work behind the calculation was based on a mathematical formula discovered more than a decade ago by David H. Bailey, the Energy Department's Chief Technologist of the Computational Research Department at Berkeley National Lab. <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/supercomputers-crack-sixty-trillionth-binary-digit-pi-squared" target="_blank">Learn more about their calculations here</a>. Photo courtesy of NASA.
Photo of the Week: Pi + NASA + Supercomputing

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March 13, 2014
CEMI Western Regional Summit

Please Join Assistant Secretary of Energy Dr. David Danielson for the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative's Western Regional Summit. Register now for this free event.

This workshop provides opportunity to:

March 6, 2014
California: Alden Fish Friendly Turbine Allows for Safe Fish Passage

Alden hydroelectric will provide a more sustainable option for producing electricity at more than 1,000 estimated environmentally sensitive hydropower facilities and enable hydropower development at thousands of new sites.

March 4, 2014
With around one thousand active satellites and the tens of thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth, space is getting exceedingly crowded. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Preventing Space Traffic Jams

With space getting exceedingly crowded, researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab are working on a system that could help prevent collisions in space.

February 21, 2014
Presentation: DOE Nuclear Nonproliferation

A briefing to the Secretary's Energy Advisory Board on DOE nuclear nonproliferation activities prepared by: Anne Harrington, US Department of Energy.

February 21, 2014
Presentation: QER Energy Topics

A briefing to the Secretary's Energy Advisory Board on QER Energy Topics (Energy Flows, Water Flows, and Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison) prepared by: A.J. Simon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

February 21, 2014
Presentation: High Performance Computing Applications

A briefing to the Secretary's Energy Advisory Board on High Performance Computing Applications delivered by Frederick H. Streitz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

February 21, 2014
December 3, 2013 SEAB Meeting Minutes

This is a brief summary of the December 3, 2013 meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board held at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

February 14, 2014
Located in the Mojave Desert, 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest solar thermal energy facility in the world, with 392 MW of capacity – meaning it can produce enough renewable electricity to power nearly 100,000 homes. It uses 173,500 heliostat mirrors spread over approximately 3,500 acres, focusing solar energy on boilers located atop three solar power towers, generating steam to turn a conventional steam turbine. The facility is owned by NRG Solar, Google and BrightSource Energy. The Energy Department provided a $1.6 billion loan guarantee to the project.
 
Pictured here is an aerial perspective of the nearly completed Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, taken in April 2013. | Photo courtesy of Gilles Mingasson/Getty Images for Bechtel.
Photo of the Week: Ivanpah Solar

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