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December 17, 2010
2010 Critical Materials Strategy

This report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. It was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) based on data collected and research performed during 2010.

December 16, 2010
Changing the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Game in America's Heartland

One of the big reasons we became a global economic leader is because we built things faster and better than anyone else. Today, that global economic leadership is at a crossroads. That’s why the clean energy manufacturing industry that is expanding across the Midwest is so important.

December 14, 2010
The Small Business Conference Small Businesses Don’t Want to Miss

Small business owner Alice Hwang explains the benefits of the Department's Annual Small Business Conference & Expo.

November 30, 2010
A "Ferris Bueller Style" Look at Small Business Contracting at the Department of Energy

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is working hard to maximize opportunities for small businesses at the Department.

November 22, 2010
Chu in China: The Shared Necessity of Innovation

Secretary Chu tours automotive research labs in Shanghai and gives a speech to 800 university students on the critical role that science and innovation will play in ensuring both countries' future prosperity.

November 8, 2010
How Are We Doing? A Webinar on Clean Energy and US Policies

Editor's note: This event has concluded. Part of the "State of the States" series, this webinar stars Elizabeth Doris of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Jeff Lyng of the Colorado Governor's Energy Office.

October 25, 2010
Berkeley Lab Technology Spawns Successful Start-up Companies

What do a smart window company, a microbial analysis start-up and waste-heat recovery start-up have in common? They’re all having success using technology developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

October 19, 2010
One Woman's Road to Recovery

Rebecca Bivens applied at Argonne and was hired in April 2009, four months after she lost her second job. She now works in safety and procurement. Her job is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

October 6, 2010
Growth in Solar Means Growth in Ohio

Solarbuzz reports that global demand soared by 54 percent in the second quarter of 2010.

September 30, 2010
Marking the End of One Recovery Act Chapter and the Beginning of Another

The Department formally committed all $32.7 billion of our grand and contract funding to clean energy projects and met the Recovery Act deadline. Now it's time for the recipients to get to work on their innovative projects.