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June 5, 2012
Secretary Chu joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce the city’s participation in the Better Buildings Challenge. | Photo by Brooke Collins.
Chicago Joins Better Buildings Initiative

Secretary Chu joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to announce the city’s participation in the Better Buildings Challenge -- which aims to make America’s commercial and industrial buildings at least 20 percent more efficient by 2020.

June 4, 2012
Lab Breakthrough: Nanomaterials Discoveries Lead to Possible Cancer Treatment

Argonne nanoscientists are capable of building materials atom by atom and controlling their advanced functions to repair biological systems at unprecedentedly small scales.

May 14, 2012
Lab Breakthrough: Fermilab Accelerator Technology

Fermilab scientists developed techniques to retrofit some of the 30,000 particle accelerators in use around the world to make them more efficient and powerful.

April 30, 2012
National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) National Conference

NAFEO champions the interests of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), building the capacity of HBCUs and serving as their international voice. 

April 25, 2012
The ASP flooding technique is helping to retrieve 65-75 barrels of oil a day, an increase from the previous retrieval of 16 barrels a day. | Image by Hantz Leger.
Using an Innovative Technique to Retrieve Oil in Lawrence County, Illinois

A pilot program for Lawrence oil field in Lawrence County, Illinois, is helping to increase domestic oil production and decrease our dependence on foreign oil.

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 17, 2012
Ultrananocrystalline diamond has a diverse range of applications from the next generation of high-definition flat panel displays to coatings for mechanical pump seals and tools. | Photo courtesy of Argonne National Lab
Diamonds are an Electronic Device’s Best Friend

Researchers at Argonne National Lab recently devised a way to use diamonds to brighten the performance of electronic devices, which could put a bit more sparkle in everyone’s day.

January 24, 2012
Announcing the Clean Energy Trust Semifinalists

On January 6th, the Clean Energy Trust announced the semifinalists for its inaugural student clean energy challenge. Semifinalists were chosen from more than 40 innovative clean energy business plans submitted from eight Midwestern states.

January 17, 2012
CX-007543: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Laboratory Demonstration of a New American Low-Head Hydropower Turbine
CX(s) Applied: B3.6
Date: 01/17/2012
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

January 13, 2012
CX-007542: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Waste Management Milam High British Thermal Units Project
CX(s) Applied: B5.21, B5.5
Date: 01/13/2012
Location(s): Illinois
Offices(s): Golden Field Office