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August 10, 2010
Where the Rubber Meets the Road -- the Alternative Fuel Station Locator

To use the Alternative Fuel Station Locator, travelers with alternative fuel vehicles just enter their address alternative fuel station locator mobile and pick their fuel.

July 22, 2010
Energy Innovation Hubs and the Quest to Turn Sunlight Into Fuel

Finding a cost-effective way to produce fuels as plants do -- combining sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide -- would be a game changer, reducing our dependence on oil and enhancing energy security.

July 12, 2010
APS will install solar photovoltaic panels like these in Castro Valley, Calif. for a pilot project studying distributed energy in Flagstaff, Ariz. | Photo courtesy of APS
Ariz. Rooftops Key to Unlocking the Potential of Distributed Solar

Nestled in the mountains of northern Arizona and just 75 miles from Grand Canyon National Park, the city of Flagstaff, Ariz. is an ideal city for the Arizona Public Service (APS) to pilot a high concentration of solar photovoltaic energy systems.

June 16, 2010
Energy Secretary Hails University of Maine's Wind Research

University showcases its 10-year plan for designing and deploying deepwater wind technology for the Secretary.

May 27, 2010
Lockheed Testing the Waters for Ocean Thermal Energy System

The company is working to develop a system to produce electricity using temperature differences in the ocean.

May 24, 2010
Voith Hydro installed machines at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, located about 40 miles east of Portland, Ore., that are meant to save more fish. The next-generation machines at Ice Harbor will be even more advanced. | Photo Courtesy of Voith Hydro
New Hydropower Turbines to Save Snake River Steelhead

Hydropower harnesses water power to create reliable, clean and plentiful renewable energy, but dams can have an unintended impact on wildlife — fish swimming through turbines can get caught and die -- which can be detrimental to the entire river ecosystem. The impact can be minimized, though, with new technologies being designed by engineers at Voith Hydro.

April 15, 2010
Wind Course in Utah Takes Off

Inspired by what eighth-graders were able to accomplish, two women work to teach the rest of the state about wind power.

March 11, 2010
Poles for the Montana-Alberta Tie Line are unloaded outside Shelby, Mont. | Photo courtesy of Tonbridge Power
Green Power Transmission Line Given New Life

Currently under construction, the Montana-Alberta Tie Line, which is owned by Toronto-based Tonbridge Power, will connect the electricity markets of Alberta and Montana and bring about 600 megawatts of wind-generated power to communities throughout the Western U.S. and Canada.

February 17, 2010
Deputy Secretary Poneman Addresses Nuclear Deterrence Summit

Alexandria, VA - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today addressed the opening session of the second annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit and discussed the Department of Energy's commitment to helping achieve the President's goals of reducing nuclear dangers and expanding the use of nuclear energy in a manner that minimizes the risks of proliferation. 

The Deputy Secretary also spoke about the Department's commitment to management excellence.