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Energy Economy

October 1, 2012
Dr. James R. Schlesinger, the first Secretary of Energy, unveils the signplate at the Energy Department's temporary headquarters on October 1, 1977.
DOE at Day One

In the 35 years since the Energy Department first opened its doors, our mission still remains: ensuring the nation’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through science and technology solutions.

August 16, 2012
New screening equipment used to refine wood chips at the North Pacific Paper Corporation paper mill in Longview, Wash., is expected to save NORPAC 100 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year, which is enough energy to serve 8,000 Northwest homes. Construction of the chip pretreatment structure, shown here, is scheduled to be completed in 2013. | Photo courtesy of Bonneville Power Administration.
Going Big: Building the Largest Ever Energy Efficiency Project

A paper mill in Washington State is changing the way it conserves electricity and is saving money.

August 16, 2012
Building an American Economy to Last: American Competiveness in Manufacturing

With support from federal agencies, a new manufacturing technology is revolutionizing how products are designed and built.

August 14, 2012
A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

Sharing key findings from a new report that details the dramatic expansion of wind energy in America.

July 18, 2012
Luther College and Decorah, Iowa, Partner to Help Create a Clean Energy Future

Energy.gov launches a new video series about community investments in clean energy projects.

July 10, 2012
Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business

How energy efficiency professionals can make the most out of these new Better Buildings Neighborhood Program features.

June 29, 2012
The Rockwood Lithium manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. | Photo courtesy of Rockwood Lithium.
A Material Change: Bringing Lithium Production Back to America

A lithium manufacturer opens two facilities, creating 100 new jobs and dramatically increasing U.S. lithium production capacity.

June 15, 2012
Kyle Travis, left and Jon Jackson, with Lighthouse Solar, install microcrystalline PV modules on top of Kevin Donovan's town home. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder.
Solar in Demand

The clean energy economy is here, creating jobs and helping secure our energy independence.