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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.

June 8, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource.

June 3, 2011
Senator Richard Durbin, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer, Secretary Chu, and Argonne Director Eric Isaacs break ground for the new Energy Sciences Building. | Photo Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory
New Construction Jobs Begin as Argonne Builds New Energy Research Facility

Secretary Chu helps Argonne National Laboratory break ground on their new Energy Sciences Building.

May 18, 2011
Listening to our Nation's Small Businesses

In order to find the ways that we can best work with small businesses here at the Energy Department, we turned to the experts – the small business owners themselves -- and held discussions on ways small businesses could increase their access to the Energy Department

May 11, 2011
Making the Most of the Small Business Conference

Veteran participant explains the benefits his company gets out of the Department of energy Annual Small Business Conference.