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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.

September 30, 2010
A Path Forward for the Gulf Coast

Our country has made a promise to the people and small businesses of the Gulf Coast to restore their environment, economy and health, and continue a conversation with the fisherman, environmental workers, elected officials, health officials, scientists and Gulf residents on how to restore the Gulf.

September 15, 2010
Most Catalyst Management Group employees had no previous experience with weatherization. | Photo by CMG
Minority-Owned Business Creating Career Opportunities

Leon Brown, an engineer by trade, started his career as a manufacturing engineer in the automobile industry in Detroit. After earning his master in business administration, and with the decline of jobs in the automobile industry, he decided to take a part-time contracting business and go fulltime toward a new industry he felt had great potential in the metro Detroit area: weatherization.

Brown now owns and operates Catalyst Management Group, a small, all-minority firm based in Pontiac, Mich.

September 14, 2010
Particle Physics and America's Future

With Fermilab's Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider, we have the possibility for discoveries such as extra dimensions and supersymmetry that could fundamentally change our perspective on the universe.

September 14, 2010
A $5 Million Boost for Midsize Wind Turbines and Grid Connectivity

With better forecasting, utilities can more reliably connect variable power sources such as wind energy with electricity grids, and can decrease their need for back-up energy sources such as natural gas and hydropower.

September 13, 2010
A123 Systems' President David Vieau speaks with Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm at the opening of their Livonia, MI plant. The plant will develop and manufacture advanced batteries systems for electric vehicles. | Department of Energy Photo |
Revitalizing American Manufacturing

Energy Secretary Steven Chu shares his thoughts on revamping U.S. manufacturing following a recent visit to A123 Systems, an advanced vehicle batteries manufacturer in Livonia, Michigan.