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March 13, 2014
Fuel Cells Providing Power Despite Winter’s Chill

Fuel cell technologies can help fight the cold and make sure you are toasty warm whether you are driving your fuel cell electric vehicle or using a fuel cell powered generator.

March 12, 2014
The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to devise actionable ways to cut energy waste and improve commercial building efficiency. Last year, Yale's team (pictured here) won best proposal for their solution on how the federal government could meet energy-savings goals in government buildings across the United States. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Tapping University Students for Energy Efficiency Business Solutions

Learn how university students are developing energy efficiency solutions that private-sector organizations and state and local governments can replicate.

March 12, 2014
Mehoopany wind farm in Pennsylvania can produce enough energy to power more than 40,000 homes under a contract with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. Old Dominion was named one of the winners of the Wind Cooperative of the Year Award last week. | Photo courtesy Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Winning with Wind: Electric Co-ops Providing Clean Energy to Customers

Electric co-ops are increasingly turning to wind power as a clean, reliable source of energy that slashes carbon emissions and protects the environment. The Energy Department and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association recently recognized two electric co-ops that demonstrate leadership in wind energy: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) of Illinois.

March 11, 2014
4 Must-Have MHK Tools to Help Unlock the Power of Water

Find out how the Energy Department is helping advance water power technologies by providing useful information and data to industry.

March 7, 2014
Laying the Foundation for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

Find out how the Energy Department is helping commercial building owners and operators throughout America save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

March 6, 2014
Workers install a solar energy system on the rooftop of a home in Golden, Colorado. More than 4,751 megawatts of solar power was installed in the United States last year, an increase of 41%. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report indicates photovoltaic (PV) installations continued their impressive growth in 2013, increasing 41% over 2012 to 4,751 megawatts (MW) of installed power in the United States.

February 28, 2014
Dale Linkous carries pizza out of the walk-in freezer in the kitchen at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. The Energy Department <a href="http://energy.gov/articles/new-energy-efficiency-standards-commercial-refrigeration-equipment-cut-businesses-energy">announced new energy efficiency standards</a> for commercial freezers and refrigerators. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
6 Energy Saving Tips for Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

To help businesses save energy and money, the Energy Department today announced new standards aimed at making commercial refrigerators and freezers. Here are just a few more tips to increase the energy efficiency of these appliances.

February 27, 2014
Track Bioenergy Legislation with New Web Tool

To help the public, industry, and decision makers quickly and easily find legislation related to the production and use of biofuels, the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office recently launched the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) Legislative Library.

February 26, 2014
Pete Johnson inspects the blades of a wind turbine at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. Advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials can help make wind turbine blades stronger and lighter. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Lighter and Stronger: Improving Clean Energy Technologies Through Advanced Composites

New institute aims to drive down the manufacturing costs and support the widespread use of advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites.

February 21, 2014
JASON study members take in the landscape at Sugarloaf, an 86,000-year-old rhyolite dome in eastern California, and among the youngest dated volcanoes in the field. Andy Sabin (right), director of the Navy Geothermal Program Office, led the field trip to the Coso geothermal field, where the Navy generates 270 megawatts of geothermal power. | Photo courtesy of Michael Gregg
Gigawatts of Geothermal: JASON Study Highlights Huge Potential for EGS

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates there is up to 500 gigawatts of untapped geothermal energy in the United States, enough to power millions of homes. A new study by JASON, an independent advisory group of world-class scientists, illustrates how this resource can be developed to generate renewable electricity for future generations.