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September 16, 2009
Department of Energy Announces Start of Western Area Power Administration Recovery Act Project

New transmission line to help move renewable energy resources to market

September 1, 2010
Hurricane Earl - Where Is It Headed and What Does It Have to Do With Energy?

The hurricane could have a big impact on the energy infrastructure.

November 18, 2010
600 New Lights Bulbs to Improve Energy Efficiency at DOE

The Department has been steadily working to replace the fixtures with LEDs since September.

August 25, 2010
Longview, TX has established a program that enables residents to swap out four incandescent light bulbs for four CFLs. | Department of Energy Photo | Government Work |
Getting CFLs Home in Longview, Texas

Inefficient light bulbs can drive up electricity bills and drain homeowners' wallets. With that in mind, government officials in the east Texas city of Longview established a light bulb swap program that is projected to save participating households $242.

February 28, 2011
Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani exchanging official photographs as they conclude their meeting. | Energy Department Photo
Strengthening Our Continued Partnership with Iraq

As part of a week-long trip to the Middle East, Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman led a U.S. interagency delegation for a three-day visit to Baghdad. The trip is part of the U.S. Government's broad commitment to partner with Iraq as it continues to rebuild and grow its economy.

May 5, 2011
An illustration of nitride-based LEDs.| Courtesy of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.
Researchers Say They've Solved the Mystery of LED Lighting "Droop"

Despite being cool, ultra-efficient and long lasting, the light-emitting diode (LED) faces a problem called “efficiency droop.” New findings from simulations carried out at the National Energy Research Scientific Computer Center (NERSC) have unearthed droop’s elusive cause, researchers say, paving the way for wider LED use.

An illustration of nitride-based LEDs.| Courtesy of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.

June 30, 2011
Employees of the Waukesha Electric Systems give Secretary Chu a tour of the transformer manufacturing plant. | Courtesy of Waukesha Electric Systems
Secretary Chu Discovers Transformers in Wisconsin

Secretary Chu visits Waukesha Electric Systems to see how tax credit benefits will lead to new jobs and advanced electricity transformers.