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July 17, 2014
Alternative Fuels Used in Transportation (5 Activities)

Gasoline is the most commonly used fuel for transportation; however, there are multiple alternative fuels that are making their way to the market. These alternative fuels include propane, natural gas, electric hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, and bio-diesel. Students will probably have heard of some of these alternative fuels, but they may not understand how and why they are better then ordinary gasoline.

July 15, 2014
Energy of Moving Water (11 Activities)

An inquiry-based unit that provides a comprehensive understanding of hydropower and electricity for intermediate students with the following activities

June 18, 2014
Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

A new report explores the interdependencies between our water and energy systems, framing the challenges and opportunities ahead for the Energy Department and our partners.

June 16, 2014
Ministers Meet in Addis Ababa for U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial

Learn more about the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial, held June 3-4, 2014, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

May 27, 2014
#WomenInSTEM: Using Science and Math to Power the Globe

How an early interest in math and science led our latest #WomenInSTEM profile to work to provide access to power in communities that need it most.

May 23, 2014
This EnerVault flow battery stores power from the solar panels and releases it as needed. | Photo courtesy of EnerVault.
Smoothing the Flow of Renewable Solar Energy in California’s Central Valley

How flow batteries can support renewables and resiliency on the grid.

April 16, 2014
Power lines carry electricity across Washington State. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
How Synchrophasors are Bringing the Grid into the 21st Century

Learn about synchrophasors and how they are helping grid operators keep power flowing reliably to American homes and businesses.

April 7, 2014
Americans' use of wind energy -- like that produced at this wind farm in Montana -- grew by 18 percent in 2013 over the previous year. | Photo courtesy of Free Images.
Four Snapshots of American Energy Use

Americans used more energy in 2013 than they did in 2012, including more renewable, nuclear and fossil energy. Learn other facts about American energy use trends.

January 28, 2014
Join Energy.gov tonight as we livetweet about all the major energy points in the President's State of the Union address. | Graphic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Join Energy.gov at the 2014 State of the Union

Join Energy.gov tonight as we livetweet about all the major energy points in the President's State of the Union address.