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January 22, 2014
EV Everywhere: America’s Plug-In Electric Vehicle Market Charges Forward

Find out how the Energy Department, partnering with industry and national laboratories, is helping make plug-in electric vehicles more affordable and convenient for American families.

January 21, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Breakthrough material technology called wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors can help reduce the amount of wasted heat, boost energy efficiency, improve reliability, reduce cost, and decrease system size in existing and future power electronics.

January 16, 2014
The installation of this 2,244-panel photovoltaic system on Pinnacle Charter School in Denver, Colorado was fully funded by 456 American investors in 10 days. The project is expected to save the school $1.6 million in electricity costs over the next ten years.| Photo courtesy of Mosaic
Simplifying Solar Project Financing

Sunshot Incubator awardees such as Mosaic are revolutionizing America's solar landscape and helping the nation move to cleaner, more sustainable forms of energy that lower costs for consumers.

January 15, 2014
Next-Generation Power Electronics: Reducing Energy Waste and Powering the Future

From unleashing more powerful and energy-efficient laptops, cell phones and motors, to shrinking utility-scale inverters from 8,000 pound substations to the size of a suitcase, wide bandgap semiconductors could be one of the keys to our clean energy future.

January 15, 2014
Dr. Adam Weber oversees the work of intern Sara Kelly at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.  Dr. Weber was recently named one of the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. | Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10 Questions for a Scientist: Dr. Adam Weber of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Adam Weber of the Energy Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was recently honored for his cutting edge work to help make hydrogen fuel cells and their components more efficient and durable. Dr. Weber talks to us about what inspired him to become a scientist, why he loves Lord of the Rings, and gives some advice to future scientists.

January 13, 2014
Before (left) and after photo of historic Wunder Hall, where Milwaukee's Forest County Potawatomi Community completed a major energy upgrade project. The building now serves as the tribe's economic development center. | Courtesy of Forest County Potawatomi Community
Clean Energy Projects Helping Wisconsin Tribe Achieve Sustainability Goals

Several energy efficiency and renewable energy projects are helping the Forest County Potawatomi Community in Milwaukee preserve the environment for future generations.

January 10, 2014
Help Design the Hydrogen Fueling Station of Tomorrow

University students can join the Energy Department-supported Hydrogen Education Foundation's Hydrogen Student Design Contest to plan and design a drop-in fueling station.

January 10, 2014
Making Algal Biofuel Production More Efficient, Less Expensive

Tiny algae can play a big role in tackling America's energy challenges. Recent scientific breakthroughs and projects, funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, have resulted in a number of advancements that are helping make algal biofuel more cost competitive and widely available.

January 6, 2014
Manufacturing Spotlight: Boosting American Competitiveness

Find out how the Energy Department is helping bring new clean energy technologies to the marketplace and make manufacturing processes more energy efficient.

January 3, 2014
Fuel cells, which work like batteries but don’t run down or need recharging, are ideal for powering material handling equipment, like forklifts and airport baggage carts, because they reduce recharging time and cut carbon pollution. Recent Energy Department reports indicate the fuel cell and hydrogen industry is continuing to grow.  | Photo courtesy of Plug Power, Inc.
Fun Fact Friday: Fueling Growth

Last month, the Energy Department released three new reports that signal incredible growth in America’s fuel cell and hydrogen industry.