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May 23, 2012
Unlocking the Power of Energy Data

To help harness the power of data through a combination of technology and ingenuity, the Obama Administration has launched the Energy Data Initiative (EDI).

May 17, 2012
The Energy Department's digital team tested out Apps for Energy submissions in preparation for public voting. | Photo by Hantz Leger.
Apps for Energy Public Voting Starts Today!

Go to to vote on your favorite App for Energy.

May 10, 2012
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar speaks with First Solar and Enbridge leadership at the Enbridge Silver State North solar project in Nevada. | Photo courtesy of Interior Department, credit Tami A. Heilemann.
All-of-the-Above, In Action

President Obama has made it clear that our country needs an all-of-the-above strategy to develop American energy -– energy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and generates new jobs for Americans.

May 2, 2012
Building on this initial, small-scale test, the Department is launching a new research effort to conduct a long-term production test in the Arctic.
On the Frontiers of a New Energy Source

Secretary Chu announces that the Department of Energy has completed a successful and unprecedented test of technology in the North Slope of Alaska that was able to safely extract a steady flow of natural gas from methane hydrates

April 6, 2012
Check out <a href="">EIA’s beta test site</a> and leave your feedback.
Test Drive EIA's New Interactive Electricity Data Browser

The EIA recently launched an interactive electricity data browser on a test website that allows users to search in one location much of EIA’s electricity data and to customize it to meet their information needs. Test it out and provide your feedback!

March 21, 2012
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Commitment to American Made Energy

President Obama highlighted his Administration’s focus on a sustained, all-of-the-above approach to developing American energy.

March 16, 2012
United States Announces New Bilateral Partnership with Ghana

Partnership Aims to Further Economic Development Cooperation

March 1, 2012
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, hold a "fireside chat" at the 2012 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. | Photo by Quentin Kruger.
In Case You Missed It: Recap of the 2012 Energy Innovation Summit

Nearly 2,500 of the nation’s brightest minds from across the energy ecosystem came together outside Washington, D.C., this week to share ideas about how we can advance technologies to address America’s energy challenges.

November 22, 2011
Secretary Steven Chu visited Kapolei, Hawaii, to check on the process of an integrated biorefinery project awarded $25 million through the Recovery Act to construct the facility. | Image courtesy of the Energy Department.
Secretary Chu Checks In on Biomass Pilot-Scale Facility

Secretary Steven Chu visits Kapolei, Hawaii, to check in on the progress of an integrated biorefinery project that promises to help increase the domestic production of advanced biofuels.

October 21, 2011
A computer simulation of the Alden Fish-Friendly Turbine.
Fish-Friendly Turbine Making a Splash in Water Power

A revolutionary new turbine technology for hydropower plants is one step closer to its first commercial deployment. The Alden Fish-Friendly Turbine could change the game for hydropower generation in the United States, and it is likely to have significant export potential.