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June 12, 2015
The National Maker Faire aims to celebrate all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math through do-it-yourself and do-it-with-others projects and fun.
3D Cobra, Renewable Energy, and Green Button at the National Maker Faire

Part science fair, part county festival, part 21st-century technology convention, the National Maker Faire will bring together “makers” of all ages—crafters, educators, tinkerers, and hobbyists—to promote and spur invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

June 10, 2015
Five student-led start-up companies that won regional competitions across the United States will travel to Washington, D.C., on June 24 to compete for a $50,000 prize in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. | <em>Submitted photos</em>
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Five Regional Winners Head to Final Round in Washington, D.C.

Anticipation for the final round of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition is growing. Over the past two months, student-led start-ups have faced intense competition and judging panels of industry and financial experts in five regional contests throughout the United States. Five winning regional teams have been crowned, and they will now advance to compete for $50,000 in the fourth annual National Competition in Washington, D.C., on June 24.

June 10, 2015
World's First Fuel Cell Cargo Trucks Deployed at U.S. Airport

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Memphis International Airport on April 9, 2015 marked the start of a two-year demonstration of the world’s first zero-emissions, hydrogen fuel cell powered ground support equipment.

June 10, 2015
Tom Kuhn, President of EEI and Secretary Moniz at the MOU signing on Monday, June 8, at Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. | Photo courtesy of EEI
Working With Industry and Utilities to Promote Electric Vehicles

Secretary Moniz signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the EV Everywhere Utility Partnership or EV Everywhere UP, with EEI President Tom Kuhn at EEI’s Annual Convention.

June 8, 2015
Prototype Testing Could Help Prove a Promising Energy Source

A new wave energy device has been deployed in the US Navy's Wave Energy Test Site in Oahu, Hawaii's Kaneohe Bay and is already generating electricity for a Marine base.

June 5, 2015
A vehicle undergoes dynamometer testing at Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility in Illinois. The project is one of many that is being evaluated at the Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting this week. | Photo by Argonne National Laboratory
Annual Merit Review Evaluates Impact of Sustainable Transportation Projects

Nearly 400 Energy Department activities and projects will be judged by reviewers from a variety of scientific backgrounds this week at the Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting in Washington, D.C., which is free of charge and open to the public.

June 4, 2015
EcoCAR 3: Year 1 Finals Power Up University Teams

EcoCar 3 challenges America's future auto engineers to design a more sustainable version of the Chevrolet Camaro.

June 4, 2015
David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, delivers keynote remarks at the fourth U.S.-China Renewable Energy Industries Forum in Washington, D.C. | <em>Photo by Josh Harmon</em>
Partnering with China to Promote Renewable Energy Deployment

The fourth U.S.-China Renewable Energy Industries Forum, held June 3 in Washington, D.C., brought together approximately 150 Chinese and American leaders from business, government, and institutes to assess ongoing collaborations and explore new opportunities for joint analysis on clean energy that can help create jobs, drive economic growth, and address climate change—both in China and in the United States.

June 3, 2015
Seizing our Bioenergy Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

At the Bioenergy Technologies Office, we’re working with public and private partners to develop an industry of advanced biofuels and bioproducts from non-food biomass sources that is commercially and environmentally sustainable. In the United States, our energy landscape is changing, and biofuels can play an important role since it is the only near-term liquid transportation fuel alternative to petroleum.

June 1, 2015
The Alternative Fueling Station Locator tool, which recently hit 20,000 locations listed, offers drivers several ways to search for and sort information: by location, such as near a specific address or zip code, or by vehicle technology.
20,000 and Counting: Alternative Fueling and Charging Stations Hit Major Milestone

Thanks to the Energy Department’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator tool, it’s easier than ever for drivers of alternative fuel and plug-in electric vehicles to find a place to fill up. This is due, in part, to hitting a recent milestone of more than 20,000 locations listed.