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July 24, 2012
Captain Gerald "Gerry" Morrison, Vice President of Perry Marine & Consctruction. | Photo Courtesy of Ocean Renewable Power Company.
All Eyes on Eastport: Tidal Energy Project Brings Change, Opportunity to Local Community

As progress on a Maine-based tidal energy project moves forward, local community member Gerald Morrison reflects on its impact.

July 20, 2012
Jonathan Wiley and Eric Kuntzelman rappel more than 300 feet off the ground from a 3 megawatt wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, CO. The Energy Department has made significant investments in wind testing facilities like the NWTC. By supporting the testing and validation of newly developed technologies, we are working to reduce costs for manufacturers, speed deployment of next generation technologies, and promote the growth of American companies. To learn more, check out our blog <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/blades-glory-wind-technology-bringing-us-closer-clean-energy-future" target="_blank">Blades of Glory: Wind Technology Bringing Us Closer to a Clean Energy Future</a> | Image: Dennis Schroeder
Photo of the Week: July 20, 2012

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July 17, 2012
SLIDESHOW: America's Wind Testing Facilities

A look at the nation's innovative wind facilities -- where researchers are speeding the adoption of next generation clean energy technologies.

July 17, 2012
Blades of Glory: Wind Technology Bringing Us Closer To a Clean Energy Future

Making sure the best, most efficient wind energy technologies are developed and manufactured here in America.

June 27, 2012
Kim Saylors-Laster, Vice President of Walmart Energy and ambassador for the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Initiative. | Photo courtesy of Walmart.
Join the Discussion: Trailblazing a Path for Women in Clean Energy

"My supervisors asked what I’d like to do next, and when I answered, 'something that makes a difference in the world,' they suggested energy."

June 25, 2012
Join our Women in Clean Energy Twitter Chat this Wednesday, June 27 at 1 pm EDT. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder/NREL.
Join Us On Twitter! Women in Clean Energy Chat on Wednesday, June 27

What can we do to support the leadership of women in clean energy? Share your thoughts during our twitter chat this Wednesday.

June 22, 2012
Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved  mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.
Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy

Counting down our list of top things you didn't know about solar energy -- read on for more on the most abundant energy resource known to mankind.

June 21, 2012
Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

How President's Kennedy's 1962 "moon shot" speech is inspiring a bold path forward for solar energy in America.

June 21, 2012
United States, Canada Announce Next Phase of U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue (CED) Action Plan II.