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August 9, 2011
Two ENERGY STAR Products Fail Testing

DOE testing has identified two additional models of home appliances that do not meet the ENERGY STAR Program’s energy efficiency requirements.  A refrigerator manufactured by the Perlick Corporation and a room air conditioner manufactured by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. were selected for testing as part of the DOE’s ENERGY STAR Verification Testing Pilot Program.

August 8, 2011
Get Daily Energy Analysis Delivered to Your Website

Now everyone can feature the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Today in Energy content on their website and favorite social networking sites. Today in Energy, the agency’s education product published every weekday, highlights current energy issues, topics, and data trends in short articles written in plain language.  EIA has banners and widgets in different colors and sizes to fit many different websites. 

August 4, 2011
This 10-watt alternative LED bulb (which glows white when turned on) could save the nation about 35 terawatt-hours of electricity or $3.9 billion in one year and avoid 20 million metric tons of carbon emissions if every 60-watt incandescent bulb in the U.S. was replaced with the L Prize winner. | Photo Courtesy of Philips Lighting North America
A Winning Light Bulb With the Potential to Save the Nation Billions

Thomas Edison would be amazed. The conventional light bulb is getting some serious competition from a 10-watt LED bulb -- the first winner of the Energy Department's L prize.

July 29, 2011
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks during an event at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., July 29, 2011. Seated behind the President are at left are auto industry executives and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)
New Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards Will Continue to Inspire Innovation

President Obama announced a landmark agreement with automakers that sets aggressive new fuel-economy standards for cars and light-duty trucks. Find out how the Energy Department is unleashing innovation that will create jobs and make sure that the fuel-efficient vehicles of the future are made in America.

July 25, 2011
The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

A newly released National Clean Energy Business Competition Funding Opportunity Announcement of $2 million will be used to encourage collaboration among energy competitions and to broaden student outreach. This partnership can help increase the number and quality of clean energy start-up businesses -- and promote a new generation of energy entrepreneurs.

July 20, 2011
Learning from Gulf Coast Community Leaders

After hearing the stories about the work that leaders from the gulf coast and their organizations have done, it’s clear to me that they are changing the paradigm of gulf coast recovery -- changing the way buildings are developed in the gulf and creating a generation of green builders in New Orleans who work closely with low-income communities.

July 6, 2011
Simple tips like removing extra cargo when not needed can help you save big on your summer travel plans.| Photo Courtesy of
How You Can Save Over 30% on Gas This Summer

Dr. David Greene, a fuel economy expert from Oak Ridge National Lab, offers up tips that can help you save over 30% on gas this summer.

June 29, 2011
Hybrid vehicles circle the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the inaugural Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit
The Clean Energy Race

Assistant Secretary David Sandalow documents his experiences at the inaugural Clean Cities Stakeholder Summit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.