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April 7, 2011
How Miami, Florida is Turning Waste Into Cash

Grant money used to help a local landfill and wastewater plant work together.

March 31, 2011
Advise the Advisor: Secretary Chu on Energy Policy

Secretary Chu asks for your feedback on how we can meet the President's goal of reducing our oil imports by one-third in a little over a decade in the latest edition of the White House's "Advise the Advisor" series.

March 17, 2011
A basic overview of GreenFire's process to convert CO2 into electricity. | Photo courtesy of GreenFire.
Innovative Geothermal Startup Will Put Carbon Dioxide To Good Use

GreenFire Energy began work to demonstrate a process that would use CO2 to harness geothermal energy to make electricity. What is more, the technology has the potential to add carbon sequestration – not to mention reduced water consumption – to the benefits already associated with geothermal power.

February 4, 2011
Vintage DOE: Wind

We're digging through the Department’s video archives. Check out this 1980 clip that outlines the beginnings of the Department's focus on wind as a critical clean energy source.

January 27, 2011
The new photovoltaic system at the San Antonio International Airport.
New San Antonio Airport Terminal Generating Clean Power

All in less than seven months, the city awarded a block grant for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the airport, designed and built the project, and complied with all local and federal regulations.

January 24, 2011
WEDNESDAY: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the Department of Energy's inaugural "Energy Matters" online town hall on President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda as a follow-up to the State of the Union.  He will speak to and answer questions from an online and in-person audience.

January 13, 2011
This Month's Feature on .EDU Connections: Central Carolina Community College

CCCC students are constructing a testing plant to produce biofuels for the college's vehicles and equipment.

December 3, 2010
Innovations: Making Biofuels More Efficient

A new project is using thermophilic extremophiles -- microorganisms that grow optimally in temperatures above 160 deg F -- to produce a new highly efficient fuel. Learn more.