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September 27, 2011
Parsons The New School for Design and Stevens Institute of Technology tied with Purdue University's INhome to win the Affordability Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon by building Empowerhouse for less than $230,000. | Courtesy of <a href="http://parsit.parsons.edu/">Empowerhouse.</a>
Decathletes Demonstrate Affordable Solar Housing

Two teams tied for first place in the first-ever Affordability Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon -- demonstrating that innovative technology doesn’t have to be expensive.

September 22, 2011
Richard Kauffman has recently joined the Energy Department as a Senior Advisor and is one of the country's leading experts on private sector investment in clean energy. Photo Credit: Quentin Kruger, Department of Energy
The Faces of Energy: Richard Kauffman's Journey From The Oil Crisis to Clean Tech

One of the country's leading experts on private sector investment in clean energy, Richard Kauffman is joining the Energy Department as a Senior Advisor. It's also his first in the public sector – a fact that humbles Kauffman: “For me this is my opportunity to serve. My hope is that I will bring capabilities and experience that are complementary to the great talent that is already here.”

September 21, 2011
An overview of the impact that the clean energy economy is having on the U.S. construction industry. <a href="http://energy.gov/downloads/constructing-cleaner-economy-info-graphic">Download the full resolution graphic</a>.
The Clean Energy Economy is Not a Coming Attraction – It's Here

Some people talk about the clean energy economy as if it’s a hypothetical future development, but the fact is that it’s already here and poised for tremendous growth in the coming years.

September 19, 2011
Secretary Chu meets with officials during a visit to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Incident and Emergency Center in Vienna. | Photo Courtesy of IAEA.
Reaffirming America's Commitment to the Peaceful Use of the Atom

The latest from Vienna, Austria, where Secretary Chu is leading the U.S. delegation to the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

September 8, 2011
Nanoscientist Seth Darling | Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Nanoscientist: Seth Darling

Meet Seth Darling, who has leveraged his work in nanomaterials to help lower the cost of solar. "The challenge is basically pushing the limits of what you can do with materials. Materials really are the basis of almost every technology that's out there."

September 6, 2011
16 R&D Projects Across 11 States to Advance Hydropower in U.S.

Today, Secretary Chu announced that the Energy Department is funding 16 projects that will make hydropower production even more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly.

September 1, 2011
Department of Energy Awards More Than $145 Million for Advanced Solar Technologies

DOE SunShot Initiative Accelerates Development of Cost-Competitive Solar Technologies

August 25, 2011
FACT SHEET: U.S.-China Clean Energy Cooperation Announcements

This fact sheet provides new announcements on U.S.-China on clean energy cooperation.

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal–fired power plants.  The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants.