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May 30, 2014
SunShot Grand Challenge Summit: Bright Outlook to Achieve SunShot Goal

Last week, hundreds of solar energy leaders gathered in southern California to participate in SunShot’s biennial Grand Challenge Summit. Read a recap of the four-day event, which focused on making solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional forms of energy by 2020.

May 30, 2014
EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part II

As college graduation season draws near, so too does EcoCAR 2, the Energy Department competition that challenges the next generation of engineers and scientists to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. Meet five of the 15 teams.

May 30, 2014
The SunSmart Program has installed solar power systems at schools designated as emergency shelters throughout Florida. | Photo by Amy Kidd
Florida's SunSmart Program Helps Provide Power to Schools When Storms Strike

Florida program installed more than a megawatt of solar power at schools designated as emergency shelters throughout the Sunshine State.

May 28, 2014
Imagine Tomorrow: Student Competition Leads to Innovative Biofuel Ideas

For this year’s Imagine Tomorrow competition, the Bioenergy Technologies Office will select a student team to present their idea and project at the Biomass 2014 conference in July. Learn more about the competition, which will take place this weekend at Washington State University.

May 27, 2014
A work crew installs a turbine at National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind Technology Center in Colorado. The Advanced Technological Education program aims to strengthen and increase opportunities for clean energy-related training at community colleges throughout the country. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Community Colleges Providing Technical Training for America’s Future Scientists and Engineers

Interested in working in clean energy and advanced manufacturing? Learn about the Advanced Technological Education program, which aims to strengthen and increase opportunities for career technical training at community colleges throughout the country.

May 27, 2014
EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part I

Next month, 15 university teams facing off in EcoCAR 2 will reach the home stretch of the race. A two part contest will determine which team is crowned winners of the Energy Department’s latest advanced vehicle technology competition. Meet five of the teams and learn about their unique approaches to building innovative vehicles on the cutting edge of clean transportation.

May 23, 2014
Driving efficiently can help you save money on gas this summer.| Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/HelpingHandPhotos
On the Road with Fuel Saving Tools

Learn how to keep your fuel costs down this summer.

May 22, 2014
With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals can create customized field kits that can be stored on their mobile devices and taken to job sites. | Illustration by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5 Reasons to Download the New Building America Solutions App

With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals will have access to accurate, reliable, and expert information anytime and everywhere.

May 21, 2014
The Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) "house party" initiative was one of several innovative models proven by the more than 40 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners to create demand for home energy upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Dan Olson, EI2
Q&A: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 100,000 home and business owners save energy, live more comfortably, and reduce their utility bills through building energy upgrades. Learn more about the program and find out how you can participate.

May 20, 2014
Charging Up with the Electric Drive Transportation Association

Find out how the Energy Department, in collaboration with industry, is working to lower the cost of plug-in electric vehicles and expand America’s charging infrastructure.