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February 6, 2015
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About the Electron Racetrack at Brookhaven National Laboratory

See how the National Synchrotron Light Source II speeds electrons around a racetrack, producing some of the world’s brightest X-rays.

February 6, 2015
Between 1993 and 2013, the Megatons to Megawatts program turned the nuclear material from 20,000 warheads into usable electricity. | Photo courtesy of NNSA.
The National Security Strategy Keeps America Safe and Prosperous

The Department of Energy plays an important role in implementing the President's Nuclear Security Strategy.

February 5, 2015
The backdrop of the 2014 ARPA-E Innovation Summit. | Photo courtesy of ARPA-E.
Changing What’s Possible at the 2015 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Next week the ARPA-E Innovation Summit will kick off. Check out all the energy innovation they've got in store.

January 30, 2015
A solitary oil pump at the Teapot Dome Oilfield in Wyoming. | Department of Energy photo.
Let’s Try That Again: Selling the Teapot Dome Oil Field

The first time the Teapot Dome Oilfield was sold, it threw the Harding administration into scandal. Now -- 93 years later -- we're selling the field legally.

January 30, 2015
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MAP: Watch 30 Years of U.S. Solar Industry Growth

Over the last 30 years, the U.S. has seen expansive growth in our Solar Industry. Check out our map to watch this happen.

January 29, 2015
Solar demand in the U.S. is growing, and U.S. solar manufacturing is rising to meet the challenge.| Graphic courtesy of SunShot.
U.S. Solar Manufacturing Rising on the Horizon

U.S. solar manufacturing is rising to meet the demands of a growing solar market.

January 27, 2015
Upholding Dr. King’s Dream and Inspiring the Next Generation Through STEM Education

Dr. King’s words served as a special theme for the Minorities in energy STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Energy Literacy kick-off event during the Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

January 26, 2015
Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall looks out at Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, from a helicopter en route to view the Manifa Oil Field. | Photo by Kathryn Grant, Energy Department.
Meeting Our Partners in Saudi Arabia and U.S. Military Forces in Bahrain

Go behind the scenes with our Deputy Secretary as she travels across the world to advance strategic U.S. energy partnerships.

January 23, 2015
The Future is Now for Advanced Vehicles

Go behind the scenes at the Washington Auto Show, where the next generation of advanced vehicles is here today.

January 22, 2015
State of the Union Remarks on Energy in Four Charts

We dive into the data behind President Obama's State of the Union statements about our booming energy sector.