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May 28, 2015
New partnerships between U.S. and South African organizations were recognized during a signing ceremony at the Powering South Africa Conference. From left to right: Jaime Cruz, Millenium Solutions; Edwina Felix, Peer Africa; Carsten Larsen, Dow; Sheila Moynihan, EERE; Bipin Shah, WinBuild; Teresa Scheepers, Municipal Manger of !Khies; Minister Counselor Laird Treiber, U.S. Embassy; Logesh Janarthanan, EMPORes LLC; Dr. Xiahohua Xia, University of Pretoria; Mothusi Guy, PEER Africa; Nothemba Mlonzi, SANEDI Board of Directors; David Mahuma, SANEDI; Dr. Ravi Srinivasan, University of Florida; Barry Bredenkamp, SANEDI. | <em>Photo credit: Ignus Gerber Photography</em>
Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition in South Africa

Leading U.S. and South African experts from industry, government, and the nonprofit sector came together this week for the Powering South Africa with Cleaner & Smarter Energy Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. The event, co-sponsored by the Energy Department, recognized new partnerships that have formed as a result of the Accelerating Deployment of Clean Energy Solutions in South Africa project launched by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) in 2014.

May 27, 2015
Every drop counts! Make sure you are doing your part to save water. | Photos courtesy of Jason Flakes, U.S. Department of Energy
Conserving Water, One Drop at a Time

Looking for ways to conserve water? Start in the bathroom!

May 27, 2015
This Friday, our panel of energy and sci-fi experts will discuss the interplay between science and cinema at Awesome Con in Washington, DC. | Image courtesy of Awesome Con
Energy @ Awesome Con: Meet Our Panelists

Join us at Washington, DC's leading comic and pop culture convention for a discussion on the interplay of energy, cinema and television.

May 27, 2015
Implementing the Federal Digital Strategy
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May 27, 2015
NETL Issues Licenses for its Arc Position Sensing Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has issued two licenses involving its Arc Position Sensing (APS) technology to KW Associates LLC, an Oregon-based company founded by the technology’s inventors.

May 26, 2015
Our energy expert answered your questions about vehicle fuel efficiency. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/zodebala
#AskEnergySaver: Fuel Efficiency

Just in time for the busy summer driving season, our energy expert answers your questions about vehicle fuel efficiency.

May 22, 2015
Improving Risk Assessment to Support State Energy Infrastructure Decision Making

OE is leading a State Energy Risk Assessment Initiative to help States better understand risks to their energy infrastructure so they can be better prepared to make informed decisions about their investments, resilience and hardening strategies, and asset management. The Initiative is a collaborative effort with the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and the National Governors Association (NGA). As part of this Initiative, OE has developed a series of State Energy Risk Profiles that examine the relative magnitude of the risks that each State's energy infrastructure routinely encounters in comparison with the probable impacts. Developed by Argonne National Laboratory in support of OE, the profiles discuss both natural and man-made hazards with the potential to cause disruption of the electric, petroleum, and natural gas infrastructures, and provide valuable information to States energy agencies on the types of hazards that have historically impacted energy infrastructure in their States. In addition, the profiles provide a quick overview of the energy landscape within a State and highlight areas that would benefit from additional risk analysis and mitigation efforts.

May 22, 2015
Test Your Energy Knowledge with Our Bioenergy Quiz

We are very excited to announce our first ever bioenergy quiz—an online, interactive tool that’s both enlightening and entertaining! Interested in participating? Just click the link in the photo above and let the game begin.

May 21, 2015
The Energy Department's SunShot Catalyst prize winners are taking aim at solar energy’s “soft costs.” | Photo Courtesy of NREL.
Startups Tackle Solar Challenges

The Energy Department's SunShot Catalyst prize is working to make solar power more affordable by supporting tech startups with big ideas on how to solve the solar industry's toughest challenges.

May 21, 2015
Revamped Simulation Tool to Power Up Wave Energy Development

Scientists and engineers face considerable challenges when modeling new wave energy technologies. The DOE's Water Power Program announces the release of their new, updated WEC-Sim modeling tool, which will be a great help in this area.