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May 6, 2016
<div class="field field-name-field-map-byline field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div  class="field-item odd">This GIF shows how CO2 emissions vary across the United States. Each bar represents a 50x50 kilometer grid. Bar height is proportional to total CO2 emissions and bar color represents the type of CO2 emissions. Red bars represent proportionately more CO2 emissions from electricity generation (coal, gas and oil). Green bars represent CO2 emissions by other sources (such as ethanol production, iron-steel production and cement manufacture). Yellow/orange bars signify a mix of electricity and non-electricity sources. | GIF courtesy of Los Alamos National Lab.</div></div></div>
Plastic Bags Might Kickstart the Carbon Capture Industry

Research from the National Labs show that capturing CO2 from plastic bag and packaging plants could kickstart the carbon capture industry in the United States.

June 24, 2015
Energy Department Issues Remaining $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Vogtle Advanced Nuclear Energy Project

To further support the construction of two advanced nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, the Department of Energy announced today it will issue $1.8 billion in loan guarantees to three subsidiaries of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power).

May 1, 2015
Jon Weers (left), Debbie Brodt-Giles (center), and Kristen Honey were among the 16 recipients of Energy Innovation Awards at the networking breakfast before the first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable on April 29 in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Mike Mueller for the Energy Department</em>
First-Ever Energy Open Data Roundtable Catalyzes Value of Big Data Revolution for Energy Sector

To further unlock the value of its data for public good, the U.S. Department of Energy co-sponsored its first-ever Energy Open Data Roundtable with the Center for Open Data Enterprise on April 29 in Washington, D.C. The Energy Roundtable convened approximately 60 energy data leaders, including participants from the White House, other federal agencies, national laboratories, non-profit organizations, and private industry.

April 15, 2015
See how U.S. companies made the Shanghai Tower a shining example of green building. | Graphic by <a href="/node/678346">Matty Greene</a>, Department of Energy.
How American Businesses are Leading the Way in Green Building Technology

The Shanghai Tower will be the second tallest building in the world when it opens this month. Thanks to U.S. companies, it will also be one of the greenest.

April 14, 2015
Deputy Energy Secretary Sherwood-Randall tours Microsoft's Beijing Campus with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker before delivering remarks. | Energy Department Photo.
Top 3 Takeaways from the Deputy Energy Secretary’s Beijing Speech

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall spoke about climate change, technology and business in a Beijing speech during a joint trade mission to China.

April 14, 2015
Remarks by Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall on the Joint Trade Mission to China at the Microsoft Campus in Beijing on April 14, 2015 -- As Prepared

Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall's prepared remarks on the Joint Trade Mission to China at the Microsoft Campus in Beijing on April 14, 2015.

April 13, 2015
The joint trade mission will make stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. | Map by <a href="/node/712881">Daniel Wood</a>, Department of Energy.
Energy-Focused Trade Mission Will Yield Positive Effects for American Businesses and the Global Environment

The Department of Energy and Department of Commerce have teamed up for a joint trade mission to China focused on smart cities and green infrastructure.

April 7, 2015
Remarks by Secretary Ernest Moniz at a U.S.-China Business Council Issues Luncheon -- As Delivered

Remarks, as delivered, by Secretary Moniz at a U.S.-China Business Council Issues Luncheon on April 7, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

February 12, 2015
Do New Technologies Matter?

Check out a few stories of companies who have taken a breakthrough energy technology and run with it.

October 17, 2014
Secretary Moniz (center) tours the Abengoa Biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.| Photo Courtesy of Abengoa.
The Journey to Commercializing Cellulosic Biofuels in the United States

In Hugoton, Kansas, a state-of-the-art biorefinery has begun producing 25 million gallons per year of cellulosic ethanol.