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April 30, 2014
Join the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative for a discussion on all things solar. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Join the Energy Department for a #SolarChat on May 7

You're invited to discuss all things solar during a live #SolarChat on Wednesday, May 7, at 2 p.m.

April 30, 2014
Damaged power lines in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy
The Department of Energy Joins America's PrepareAthon!

Today the Department of Energy (DOE) is participating in America’s PrepareAthon! to promote nationwide, community-based actions that increase emergency preparedness and resilience. We encourage your participation because effective response to any emergency takes a community effort from the ground up. To help you and your neighbors prepare yourselves we have developed guidelines and information resources.

April 29, 2014
Researchers from the Energy Department's Berkeley and Argonne National Labs have developed a new class of fuel cell catalysts that uses roughly 85 percent less platinum and has more than 30 times the catalytic activity than conventional catalysts. The graphic above highlights the catalyst's different stages throughout its manufacturing process. | Graphic courtesy of Argonne National Lab.
Small Catalyst Finding Could Lead to Big Breakthrough for Fuel Cell Deployment

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Labs have developed a new catalyst that could make fuel cells cost-competitive with other power generators.

April 29, 2014
Agua Caliente, located in Yuma County, Arizona, is now the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in the world. | Photo courtesy of NRG Energy.
Agua Caliente, World's Largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant, Helps Advance America's Solar Leadership

Announcing the launch of Agua Caliente, a utility-scale solar plant that will generate enough clean electricity to power thousands of homes.

April 28, 2014
Video: Mira Loma High School Named Science Bowl Grand Champion

Today, Mira Loma High School won the 2014 National Science Bowl at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

April 28, 2014
Slideshow: Ready, Set, NASCAR Green at Richmond International Raceway

Learn how NASCAR is working to reduce stock car racing's environmental impact and educating its fans to do the same.

April 28, 2014
ARPA-E Celebrates Five Years of Changing What’s Possible

From its initial launch in 2009 to now, learn how the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy continues to work to change what's possible.

April 25, 2014
For years, scientists have tracked the movements of salmon through rivers in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Now a smaller, more powerful battery will allow them to track even younger, smaller fish over longer distances. Slightly larger than grains of rice, the new batteries power a transmitter small enough to inject into these fish -- rather than surgically implant them. The result is less stressful for the fish and less costly for the researcher. <a href="http://www.pnnl.gov/news/release.aspx?id=1040" target="_blank">Learn more about the batteries here</a>. | Photo courtesy of PNNL.
Photo of the Week: Tiny Batteries

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

April 25, 2014
Secretary Moniz, far right, throws the first pitch at the Red Sox Earth Day game on April 22, 2014. | Photo by <a href="/node/716056">Marissa Newhall</a>, Energy Department.
Secretary Moniz's First Pitch at Fenway for Earth Day

On Earth Day, Secretary Moniz was invited to throw out the first pitch at a Red Sox game. Here's how it went.

April 24, 2014
LED lights are six to seven times more energy efficient than conventional incandescent lights, cut energy use by more than 80 percent and can last more than 25 times longer. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
#AskEnergySaver: LED Lights

Answering your questions about LEDs -- from how to compare LED and incandescent bulbs to installing LEDs in existing fixtures.