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Climate Change

July 16, 2014
Protect Your Climate Curriculum and Training

Request projects here. Upon request you will be sent a 16-unit series of project-based learning activities about climate protection and reducing energy use for 4th and 5th grade elementary school teachers.

July 15, 2014
Using Plants to Save Energy

Students will explore the concept of how green space helps control temperatures and therefore lead to energy conservation.

July 15, 2014
World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

Department of Energy Supported Project Will Capture 1.4 Million Tons of CO2 Annually

June 25, 2014
A hurricane over the Atlantic Ocean, as seen from space by a satellite. Storms like these are projected to become more frequent as the effects of climate change worsen. | Energy Department file photo.
Our Climate Action Progress: One-Year Report

Learn about key progress made in the year since President Obama announced his plan to fight carbon pollution and prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change.

June 24, 2014
Jonathan Wiley and Eric Kuntzelman rappel more than 300 feet off the ground from a 3-megawatt wind turbine at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) near Boulder, CO. The Energy Department has made significant investments in wind testing facilities like the NWTC. By supporting the testing and validation of newly developed technologies, we are working to reduce costs for manufacturers, speed deployment of next generation technologies and promote the growth of American companies. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.
Building a Stronger Foundation for Philanthropic Energy Investments

A series of energy finance roundtables are helping the Energy Department learn more about common barriers to clean energy investment -- and formulate solutions that advance market transformation.

June 19, 2014
Energy Awareness Quiz

Students will identify their level of knowledge about energy issues and calculate the CO2 emissions caused by their lifestyles. They will then formulate a plan to reduce and/or counteract their emissions. Class discussion follows on issues involved with energy use in the United States and other countries and our role in climate change.

June 18, 2014
Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

A new report explores the interdependencies between our water and energy systems, framing the challenges and opportunities ahead for the Energy Department and our partners.

June 17, 2014
Microgrid equipment at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. | Photo courtesy of the National Renewable Energy Lab.
How Microgrids Work

As part of our How Energy Works series, this blog explains how microgrids work.

June 3, 2014
Photo via iStock by Getty Images.
Proposed EPA Rules Will Cut Carbon Pollution While Maintaining Reliability

The Energy Department is committed to supporting successful implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan while maintaining electric grid reliability.

June 2, 2014
EPA's Clean Power Plan to Fight Climate Change and Build the Clean Energy Economy

A new plan proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will cut carbon pollution from existing power plants 30 percent by the year 2030, helping to leave a safer, cleaner planet behind for future generations.