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February 13, 2013
President Obama Talks Energy at the State of the Union 2013

Watch President Obama speak about energy and the environment in last night's State of the Union.

February 12, 2013
President Obama will deliver the State of the Union to Congress & to the American people tonight at 9pm ET. | Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.
Innovation and Energy at the State Of The Union

A few of the First Lady's guests at the 2013 State of the Union hail from the fields of science, energy and innovation. Read more about these individuals and their remarkable accomplishments.

January 31, 2013
As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
EV Everywhere Charges Up the Workplace

As part of the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge, the new Workplace Charging Challenge aims to expand access to charging stations in cities across the U.S.

January 29, 2013
What Does the Energy Economy Look Like in Your State?

The Energy Information Administration has launched a new state data portal that can help you answer this question, compare energy usage and production across states, and map America's energy infrastructure.

January 18, 2013
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Critical Materials

What are critical materials? We are breaking them down with these top 10 facts.

November 29, 2012
Energy Department Support Brings Game-Changing Advancements in Solar Energy

From triple ROIs to significant cost reductions -- breaking down the impact of Energy Department investments on the U.S. solar industry.

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.