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October 24, 2016
Tricks, Treats and Tips for a Ghoulishly Low Energy Bill

Join Energy.gov to celebrate Energyween, a spooky, week-long celebration of energy, how we use it, and what each of us can do to make our energy use more sustainable.

October 14, 2016
Hydrogen & Fuel Cells 8-1/2 X 11 Posters

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells posters with infographic explaining how Fuel Cells work.

October 13, 2016
Students from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, participate in a fuel cell demonstration outside the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Jeremy Kahn</em>
New 'Energy Talks' Series Introduces Students to Clean Energy Technologies

The first in a series of "Energy Talks" kicked off at the Energy Department on Oct. 11 with 100 ninth-graders from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, listening to talks on everything from fuel cell technologies to building efficiency to future careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

August 26, 2016
5 Back-to-School Resources to Help You Learn About Energy

Just in time for back-to-school, we're sharing some of our great brain-boosting educational resources to help teach the science behind the energy that powers our modern world.

August 16, 2016
Providing educational opportunities at the primary and secondary level is crucial to the Wind for Schools program's aim of developing a workforce for the future.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Wind for Schools Program

Here are five things you likely didn't know about the Department of Energy’s Wind for Schools program, which helps to develop a wind energy workforce by educating students across the country on the value of wind energy and the bright future accessible through careers in wind.

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.