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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.

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.