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August 28, 2013
Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment

“Federal Finance Facilities Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Clean Energy Deployment” is a resource guide that lists the various federal financing programs for which energy efficiency and clean energy qualify – meant to make it easier for state, local and tribal leaders, along with their partners in the private sector, to find capital for energy efficiency and clean energy projects. 

August 20, 2013
The National Energy Technology Laboratory's chemical looping reactor, above, is the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, and is pioneering the development of a promising low-carbon technology. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
A Potential Path to Emissions-Free Fossil Energy

Emerging low-carbon technologies, like "chemical looping," are forging new pathways for using fossil fuels as part of a clean energy future.

August 1, 2013
Secretary Moniz: Biofuels Important to America's Energy Future

Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking about the importance of investing in biofuels to combat the effects of climate change and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

July 23, 2013
How Small Businesses Support the Department of Energy

Details on the Energy Department's work to ensure small businesses have a fair opportunity to compete for contracts and subcontracts.

May 31, 2013
Women at the White House Talk Climate and Energy Solutions

Watch a video of highlights from the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy.

May 24, 2013
Moniz Speaks at White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy

Secretary Moniz tells White House group that addressing the risks of climate change is the reason he returned to the Energy Department.

May 7, 2013
A retirement community in San Antonio worked with a local Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partner, CPS Energy Saver, to make energy efficiency upgrades to 189 single-family cottages. | Photo courtesy of CPS Energy.
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Help Retired Military Officers Save Money

Learn how a San Antonio retirement community for military officers worked with a local energy efficiency program to improve the comfort and efficiency of its buildings.

April 22, 2013
A Look Back: Four Years with Dr. Chu

In honor of Secretary Chu's last day heading the Energy Department, we put together a Storify of highlights from his four years of leadership.

April 9, 2013
Deputy Secretary Poneman to Host Media Briefing on Energy Department FY 2014 Budget Request

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman will host a media briefing on the Energy Department’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

April 3, 2013
Dr. Karl Gschneidner is holding a neodymium-iron-boron magnet produced using a new, greener process. The process that Dr. Gschneidner helped develop doesn’t produce the environmentally unfriendly byproducts that result from traditional manufacturing methods. | Photo courtesy of Ames Laboratory.
10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Mr. Rare Earth -- Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.

A jack-of-all-trades, Dr. Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering and physics. In this edition of 10 Questions, Dr. Gschneidner shares insights into his research of rare earth materials.