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April 22, 2015
An Earth-Friendly Wind Vision

Wind energy is a clean, domestic energy source that requires little to no water and creates no air pollution when compared with conventional energy technologies. The Energy Department's new Wind Vision report details the prospects for wind energy over the next few decades, suggesting this renewable energy source has enormous potential.

April 21, 2015
A fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at a fueling station in California.
H2USA Accomplishments Push Hydrogen Infrastructure Forward

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced new tools developed in support of H2USA focused on hydrogen fueling infrastructure analysis. H2USA is a public private partnership founded in 2013 by DOE, along with automakers and other stakeholders, to address the key challenges of hydrogen infrastructure. H2USA’s mission is to promote the introduction and widespread adoption of FCEVs across America.

April 20, 2015
Energy Department employee Bill Vandermeer tunes a bicycle as part of Earth Day events at National Renewable Energy Laboratory last year. Biking to work can help you reduce carbon emissions and save money. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
#MySmallAct: 10 Simple Ways to Go Green and Save Green This Earth Day

How are you saving energy this Earth Day? Send us a Tweet using #MySmallAct.

April 20, 2015
Quiz: Test Your Grid IQ

How much do you know about the electric grid? Test your knowledge with our grid IQ quiz!

April 17, 2015
Elizabeth Case and Rachel Woods-Robinson leave today on their bike ride from San Francisco to New York City to meet STEM educators and teach a little physics. | Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Case & Rachel Woods-Robinson.
Cycling Across America, For Science

Meet the two cycling scientists who are riding their bikes from San Francisco to New York City -- meeting STEM educators and teaching a little physics along the way.

April 16, 2015
DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Phase II Investigation Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the Accident Investigation Board (AIB) Phase II Report related to the Feb. 14, 2014, radiological event at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

April 16, 2015
Sherry Stout presents at the Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development workshop in Dillingham, Alaska. Photo by Sherry Stout, NREL.
Alaska Energy Workshop Tour Creates Rich Opportunities for Knowledge Sharing

National Renewable Energy Laboratory engineer Sherry Stout wrote about her experience in Alaska for the Native Village Renewable Energy Project Development workshops hosted by the Office of Indian Energy.

April 16, 2015
FGC Plasma Solutions has developed and commercialized an innovative way to inject fuel into jet engines that improves safety while decreasing fuel consumption. The technology uses plasma to modify the combustion reaction. | <em>Photo courtesy of FGC Plasma Solutions</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: FGC Plasma Solutions Wins 2015 Regional Clean Energy Challenge

FGC Plasma Solutions from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio won the top student prize Tuesday at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago, the first regional contest for the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 15, 2015
Photo Gallery: 3D Printing Brings Classic Shelby Cobra to Life

All-electric 50th-anniversary Shelby Cobra car was created using large-scale 3D-printer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

April 15, 2015
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall and Secretary Pritzker pose with the trade mission delegation in Beijing.
Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall Meets Key Government Officials in Beijing

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall departed Beijing en route to Shanghai on Tuesday, April 14 after spending four days in China’s capital city. Secretary Pritzker and Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall had the opportunity to engage with key Chinese government officials while in Beijing. Both met with Premier Li Keqiang and Vice Premier Wang Yang; Minister Wan Gang from the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST); Administrator Nur Bekri from the National Energy Administration (NEA); and Vice Chairman Liu He and Vice Chairman Zhang Yong of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) among other senior officials from the Chinese government.