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September 15, 2015
Explore this infographic to see how the Energy Department is revving up the electric vehicle market through the EV Everywhere Grand Challenge. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department.
Celebrate EV Everywhere by Sharing Your Electric Vehicle Story

Share your electric vehicle story, photos and videos using #ILoveEVs and join us for a Facebook chat on Friday September 18 at 2 p.m. ET.

September 14, 2015
Video: Clean Energy Manufacturing Boosting U.S. Competitiveness

Learn how clean energy manufacturing is changing the kinds of products we make and how they are built.

September 10, 2015
The Current State of Energy Technology

The Department of Energy releases the second Quadrennial Technology Review (QTR), exploring the current state of technologies and R&D in key energy sectors.

September 8, 2015
3 Ways Solar Energy Programs Are Helping Achieve President Obama’s Climate Goals

Learn how our SunShot Initiative supports the president's climate change priorities by advancing solar energy.

September 3, 2015
Teams gather to hear the final results at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. Many former Solar Decathlon participants have gone on to pursue careers in clean energy and sustainable housing. Photo by Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon 2015: The Next Generation of Clean Energy Leaders

Meet some of the inspiring Solar Decathlon alumni who have gone on to pursue careers in clean energy and sustainable housing.

September 2, 2015
As part of the Better Buildings Challenge, Camas School District in Washington not only surpassed its energy efficiency goals, but did so five years early. | Photo courtesy of Camas School District.
Washington School District Makes the Grade in Energy Efficiency

Camas School District in Washington becomes the first school district to reach Better Buildings Challenge goals.

August 27, 2015
Solar Decathlon 2015: Meet the Teams

Meet the collegiate teams behind the amazing solar-powered sustainable homes of Solar Decathlon 2015.

August 25, 2015
The plant BMW plant in Greer, South Carolina is home to the world's largest fleet of fuel cell forklifts. | Photo courtesy of BMW Manufacturing.
Garbage In, Power Out: South Carolina BMW Plant Demonstrates Landfill Gas to Hydrogen Fuel

The largest fuel cell forklift fleet in the world is now being powered with hydrogen produced on-site from biomethane gas at a nearby landfill.

August 25, 2015
A group of students gets a tour of the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Lab as part of the My Brothers Keeper Initiative. | Photo courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
My Brother’s Keeper Visits the National Labs

The Energy Department & the National Labs are partnering with the My Brother's Keeper Initiative to inspire young people to pursue science, engineering, technology and math or STEM fields.

August 21, 2015
This gigantic animated globe will soon take environmental awareness to a whole new level! The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA’s) Science On a Sphere, like this one at their headquarters in Maryland, will soon feature new energy datasets to project on these animated globes worldwide. |Photo courtesy of Erin Twamley, Energy Department.
Energy on a Sphere

The Energy Department is tapping into Science On a Sphere -- a new tool developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- to display renewable energy visualizations at museums and science technology centers worldwide.