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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
A fuel cell vehicle is refueled with hydrogen at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Leveraging National Laboratories to Support H2USA

Automakers have announced that new hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will be available in the next several months so it’s critical that hydrogen infrastructure is in place, allowing drivers to quickly and easily refuel. To help solve this challenge, the Energy Department announced H2FIRST, a project being led by National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

April 29, 2014
Inspiring and Building the Next Generation of Residential Energy Professionals

Energy Department's Challenge Home Student Design Competition aims to inspire the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs to design homes that meet requirements for zero energy ready performance that are affordable and market-ready.

April 29, 2014
A new assessment conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.
Huge Potential for Hydropower: Assessment Highlights New Possible Clean Energy Sources

The Energy Department’s New Stream-reach Development Assessment, conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has identified more than 65 gigawatts of untapped sustainable hydropower potential in U.S. rivers and streams.

April 25, 2014
Superior Ecotech's  technology uses algae to convert carbon dioxide resulting from brewing beer into omega-3 oils, which lowers carbon emissions for craft breweries. The team’s long-term goal is to use its algae oils to produce clean, cost-effective, and renewable biofuels. | Photo courtesy of Superior Ecotech
Superior Ecotech Wins University of Colorado Cleantech New Venture Challenge

Competing on its home turf, Superior Ecotech won the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Cleantech New Venture Challenge—one of six regional contests that make up the Energy Department's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

April 25, 2014
<strong>UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL</strong> Back row: Isaac Grulon, Dean Kennedy, Erika Sjoberg, Albert Andino, Robert Leboeuf, Gregory Lennartz, Michael Dube. Middle row: David Phung, Jigar Patel, Alexandre Sampaio, Patrick Logan, Jeffrey Chung, Peter Jones. Front row: Parth Patel, Donna DiBattista, Meaghan Riley, Michael Schaefer. Not pictured: Christopher Daly, Erik Anderson. Credit: David Willis
The Collegiate Wind Competition Is Approaching Fast: Meet the Teams

In just two weeks, student teams representing colleges and universities across the country will compete in the Energy Department’s first ever Collegiate Wind Competition. Meet five of the 10 teams and learn about their innovative designs and ideas for advancing wind energy technologies.

April 24, 2014
The Energy Innovation Laboratory at the Energy Department’s Idaho National Laboratory was dedicated earlier this week. The new facility enables researchers to tackle some of the most pressing challenges in advanced clean energy and related environmental science. | Photo courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory
NE & EERE Working Together: 5 Facts About the New Energy Innovation Lab at Idaho National Laboratory

Through the facility, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Office of Nuclear Energy are working side-by-side to solve shared energy challenges such as systems integration, energy productivity, and grid optimization.

April 23, 2014
Shreveport, Louisiana's first public heavy duty CNG fueling station officially opened on Earth Day. | Photo courtesy of Ivan Smith Furniture
Louisiana Company Makes Switch to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies

With support from the State of Louisiana and the Energy Department, Shreveport's first public heavy duty CNG fueling station officially opened on Earth Day.

April 23, 2014
The Energy Department has several free resources that help educators teach students about clean energy including (clockwise, from top left) the <a href="">Energy Literacy Framework</a>,  the <em>Get Current</em> <a href="">Coloring Book</a>, <a href="">Energy Awareness Activity Book</a>, and <a href="">Energy Action Checklist</a>.
USA Science and Engineering Festival: Inspiring and Educating the Clean Energy Workforce of Tomorrow

The Energy Department is helping the nation's future STEM workforce (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) explore energy literacy at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the event and how you can participate.

April 18, 2014
KAir Battery won the Southwest region of the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition for their large-scale stationary battery. | Photo courtesy of KAir Battery
KAir Battery Wins Southwest Regional Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

KAir Battery, a student team from Ohio State University, won the Southwest region of the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition for their innovative potassium-air stationary batteries that could be used for renewable energy systems.