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April 27, 2015
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know about Hydropower

Test your energy knowledge by checking out these surprising facts about hydropower.

April 27, 2015
Hydropower Still in the Mix

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the United States, and it continues to advance with new developments, including "powering" dams that currently do not generate electricity.

April 27, 2015
Air-Streams Renewables trains veterans on how to get certified to work on wind towers. Last Thursday, the First Lady announced that companies from the energy, manufacturing, transportation and information technology sectors have committed to hiring approximately 90,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.  | Photo courtesy of Air-Streams Renewables.
Joining Forces: Clean Energy Companies Commit to Hire Veterans

Businesses from wind, solar, fuel cell and other clean energy sectors pledge to hire transitioning service members.

April 27, 2015
Get Pumped about Pumped Storage

Often described as “giant batteries,” pumped storage hydropower (PSH) plants account for the bulk of utility-scale electrical energy storage in the United States and worldwide.

April 24, 2015
Scientists like these pictured at the Energy Department's Sandia National Labs will play a key role in our Technologist in Residence pilot which is vital in building stronger partnerships between manufacturing companies and our national labs that ultimately results in high-impact research and development
EERE’s Technologist in Residence Program: National Lab-Industry Partnership Pilot to Bolster U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing Competitiveness

The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is launching an exciting new Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program in partnership with the Department’s National Labs. At its core, the new TIR program aims to strengthen National Lab and industry relationships to support industry needs and leverage the National Lab network for strategic, long-term, collaborative research and development.

April 24, 2015
Earth Day was earlier this week. Read a recap below of how people are taking simple actions to make a big difference. | Photo courtesy of NASA.
#MySmallAct: Simple Actions that Have a Big Impact

A recap of how people are protecting the planet on Earth Day and every day.

April 23, 2015
Surfing into the Future
World’s First Algae Surfboard Makes Waves in San Diego

Energy Department-funded scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) California Center for Algae Biotechnology have successfully demonstrated a uniquely Californian solution to replacing fossil fuels—surfboards made from algae.

April 23, 2015
Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Inspiring the Next Generation of Building Scientists

University teams recognized at National Renewable Energy Laboratory for sustainable home designs.

April 23, 2015
This Shelby was printed at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) using the BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) machine and is intended as a “plug-n-play” laboratory on wheels where sustainable components can be tested and enhanced in real time.
Secretary Moniz Tours the 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra

The 50th anniversary 3D-printed Shelby Cobra made a stop last week at Energy Department headquarters, and we had the opportunity to show Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz this impressive car and talk about the team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) and EERE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office who made this amazing technology a reality. From concept to drivable car, six highly skilled and ambitious engineers printed and finished an all-electric vehicle version of the 50th anniversary Shelby Cobra in just six weeks – an amazing achievement given that this process usually requires dozens of people a year to complete.

April 23, 2015
White House Highlights Climate Action Champions' Achievements

After a competitive application process, the Department of Energy designated 16 communities as Climate Action Champions, including two tribes: the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Michigan) and the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe (California). These tribes were selected for their local leadership in climate mitigation and adaptation.