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April 14, 2014
The Final Countdown: 10 Schools Set to Face Off at Collegiate Wind Competition

The champions of both the men's and women's college basketball tournaments were crowned last week, but there’s another important competition on the horizon that could help America win the clean energy game. Find out how the Collegiate Wind Competition in May will enable the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs to continue advancing the wind energy industry.

April 11, 2014
Black Pine Engineering's pilot compressor in California. The team won the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge, securing its spot as a regional finalist in the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition. | Photo courtesy of Black Pine Engineering
Black Pine Engineering Wins Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge

Student team from Michigan State University takes top honors at the Eastern Midwest regional competition of the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition for its advanced turbomachinery system for geothermal power plants.

April 10, 2014
Better Buildings, Better Plants: Volvo Boosting Energy Efficiency at Truck Manufacturing Facility

Find out how Volvo Group North America has achieved energy savings at its New River facility in Virginia as part of the Energy Department's Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

April 10, 2014
The Production Tax Credit is Key to a Strong U.S. Wind Industry

New report finds the production tax credit has been critical to the growth of the U.S. wind industry.

April 9, 2014
Green light reflection from a low-oxygen environment, 3D-printer laser deposition of metal powder alloys. 
| Photo courtesy of Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory
Additive Manufacturing Meets the Critical Materials Shortage

Find out how the Energy Department's Advanced Manufacturing Office is working to address potential shortages of critical materials through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.

April 8, 2014
ZF North America used Alabama E3 funding to create a recycling program that saves more than $100,000 a year in trash pickup and landfill fees. Pictured here are workers in the Tuscaloosa location, which provides Mercedes with complete axle systems. | Photo courtesy of ZF North America, Inc.
Local Program Helps Alabama Manufacturers Add Jobs, Reduce Waste and Increase Profits

Alabama manufacturers are incorporating energy-saving measures into their operations to help grow their businesses.

April 4, 2014
We're Data Jammin': Building Interactive Educational Materials to Teach Energy

In a digital world of mobile apps, internet games, and social media, teachers can find it difficult to keep students focused - especially on the importance of energy in their daily lives. To help address this issue, the Energy Department hosted a data jam last week that brought together developers, educators, and energy experts to find ways to improve the energy literacy of students throughout the country. Read this recap and view photos of the event.

April 1, 2014
Women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more than those in non-STEM occupations and experience a smaller wage gap relative to men.
The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. Join the Conversation on April 8.

To learn more about the potential of STEM careers to ease the gender pay gap and pathways into STEM careers for entry-level opportunities, the YWCA and the Department of Energy are teaming up to host a panel and Tweet Up on The STEM Promise: Opportunities for Economic Empowerment. On April 8, 2014, from 3-4pm EST, follow along on #STEMEqualPay to join the conversation.

March 31, 2014
Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative: Increasing American Competitiveness Through Innovation

Find out how the Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative is helping to boost American competitiveness, grow the economy and protect the environment.

March 28, 2014
Colnatec manufactures advanced film thickness monitoring tools and provides process engineering services for organic light emitting diodes, thin film solar, and semiconductor manufacturing. | Photo courtesy of Colnatec
Woman-Owned Small Businesses Making a Big Impact on Clean Energy

Find out how the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is supporting woman entrepreneurs through the Small Business Innovation Research program.