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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.

November 30, 2010
Tuesday Talk: Secretary Chu Answers Your Questions LIVE

Secretary Chu answered questions as a part of the White House’s Tuesday Talk series, calling on the United States to sharply accelerate innovations in clean energy.

November 9, 2010
A First Step towards Large-Scale Plants to Plastics Engineering

Scientists may be able to produce plastic through a sustainable process based on the energy found in sunlight and carbon dioxide by optimizing the accumulation of fatty acids.

November 5, 2010
Chu in Ireland: A Case Study in Wind Power

Secretary Chu visited Ireland, a country which shares many of the same energy challenges and opportunities as the United States. Like the U.S., Ireland has the potential to tap enormous renewable energy resources.

November 3, 2010
Solar panels at the Community Market Building in Danville, Va., have generated 36.4 MWh of energy since March. | Photo Courtesy of Danville
Historic Virginia Market Powered by Solar Energy

The historic building where area farmers sell produce straight from the field to consumers is now home to Danville, Virg.’s first renewable energy project — a 154-panel solar energy system.

November 2, 2010
From South Carolina to Massachusetts, Recovery Act Boosts Domestic Wind

New facilities will help meet design testing needs right here at home.