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July 15, 2016
Penn State University Puts Collegiate Wind Competition-Winning Turbine on Display

The Pennsylvania State University took top honors at the Collegiate Wind Competition back in May, and this past week the winning team came to Washington, D.C., to display its prize-winning wind turbine at the Energy Department's headquarters.

June 23, 2016
Direct Current's Energy Unit Calculator

We recently released the second episode of Direct Current, our new Energy.gov podcast. Check out our newly proposed energy units -- burritos, Mt. Rushmore, a New York Minute and the Moon Landing!

June 20, 2016
NovoMoto, winner of the Clean Energy Trust Challenge, has developed a MicroPlant technology that aims to provide renewable, sustainable electricity to communities in sub-Saharan Africa. | Photo courtesy of NovoMoto
Road to Denver: Collegiate Startups Compete for $100,000 at Cleantech University Prize National Competition

The Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition has traveled coast-to-coast over the past four months to find America’s next clean energy entrepreneurs. Meet the teams that will compete for $100,000 in prizes at the National Competition this week in Denver.

June 14, 2016
How to Build a Wind Turbine in less than 20 Minutes
VIDEO: How to Build a Wind Turbine in less than 20 Minutes

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office provides a simple step-by-step project on building a wind turbine in less than 20 minutes.

May 20, 2016
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's clean energy economy.

May 19, 2016
Energy Department Dream Team Opens Students’ Eyes to Limitless STEM Possibilities

Students from two high schools in the nation’s capital got a look at life in the clean energy fast-lane from senior energy leaders and technical experts from the U.S. Department of Energy during the first Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Interactive Expo this week at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.

May 19, 2016
Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, takes a break to look out over Yosemite National Park. | Photo courtesy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
10 Questions with Geologist Tammy Dickinson

Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Director for Environment and Energy at the White House, answers questions about having an asteroid named after her, the project that makes her proudest and being the only woman in the room.

May 19, 2016
Competitors test their turbines in a wind tunnel at the Collegiate Wind Competition 2015, held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's National Wind Technology Center just south of Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)
Counting Down to the Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016 starts May 24—less than a week away—at the annual American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. Whether you’re coming from near or far, it’s time to plan your visit to check out the next generation of wind-industry professionals.

May 4, 2016
Meet the Women Leading the Clean Energy Revolution

These ten amazing women are forging a clean energy future. Through C3E they get the recognition they deserve.