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June 29, 2015
U.S. Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use by 60 Percent

As part of the Energy Department’s effort to support U.S. businesses working to save money by saving energy, the Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for leading the way in efficient outdoor lighting today.

June 23, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Renewable Energy Projects, Renewable Natural Gas for Vehicles, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

June 23, 2015
New Analysis Center Releases First Report, Evaluates Opportunities in Electric Vehicle Battery Market

The Energy Department's Clean Energy Manufacturing Analysis Center (CEMAC) today announced the release of Automotive Lithium-ion Battery Supply Chain and U.S. Competitiveness Considerations, its first research product.

June 17, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Overcoming Wind Siting Challenges, Benchmarking and Transparency, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop Aggregate Purchasing Models

The Energy Department today announced up to $2 million to support aggregate purchasing models for plug-in electric and other alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, subsystems, components, alternative fuels, and refueling/charging infrastructure. Aggregated purchasing is when one central organization coordinates customers to maximize their collective buying power.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department Recognizes Denver Area Partners for Housing and Building Efficiency

As a part of the Administration’s effort to help cut energy waste, the Energy Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will recognize the Denver Housing Authority and the cities of Denver and Arvada, Colorado today for their leadership in the Better Buildings Challenge.

June 8, 2015
Energy Department and Edison Electric Institute Sign Agreement to Advance Electric Vehicle Technologies

Today Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and the Edison Electric Institute, strengthening collaborative action to accelerate plug-in electric vehicle and charging infrastructure deployment.

June 5, 2015
The Ohio State University Wins Year One of North American EcoCAR 3 Competition – Defending Their EcoCAR 2 Title

Four-year collegiate engineering program gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

June 2, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on an Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores and Buildings of the Future

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

May 28, 2015
Better Buildings Expanding to Help Increase Efficiency in Homes

To further advance energy efficiency in buildings across the country, the Department of Energy is launching two new Better Buildings Accelerators that will help American families improve the efficiency of their homes.

May 27, 2015
Better Buildings Challenge Saves $840 Million in Energy Costs, Adds New Water Savings Goal

Better Buildings Challenge partners have cut energy waste by 94 trillion British thermal units since the challenge launched in 2011.

May 27, 2015
Energy Department Launches Better Buildings Alliance Indoor Lighting Campaign for Commercial Buildings

Today the Energy Department launched a new indoor lighting campaign to increase the use of high efficiency lighting technologies in commercial buildings. Through the Better Buildings Alliance, the Department is working with key stakeholders and end users in both the public and private sectors to install and demonstrate advanced technologies. Additionally, the Department recognized Advanced Roof-top Unit Campaign (ARC) partners and Green Lease Leaders for collaboration between building owners, landlords, and tenants to improve energy efficiency.

May 26, 2015
Energy Department Announces $32 Million to Boost Solar Workforce Training, Drive Solar Energy Innovation

Today, the Energy Department is announcing $32 million in funding to help train American workers for the solar energy workforce and to further drive down the cost of solar by developing innovative low-cost concentrating solar power collectors and increasing access to critical solar data.

May 21, 2015
SunShot Announces Solar Start-Up Winners of Catalyst Demo Day

The Energy Department today announced the five winners of the first round of the SunShot Catalyst prize competition, which were chosen out of 17 finalist start-ups that demonstrated their solar energy software solutions before a packed house and a panel of judges in San Francisco on May 14.

May 20, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Biofuel Affordability and Tools for Evaluating Tribal Energy Efficiency

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

May 19, 2015
Energy Department Releases Report, Evaluates Potential for Wind Power in All 50 States

New report shows how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment through next-generation turbines.

May 7, 2015
Energy Department Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting during the LIGHTFAIR® International trade show in New York.

May 7, 2015
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Station Analysis Tools and Interoperable Buildings

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

May 5, 2015
Energy Department Invests $4 Million to Strengthen Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation

As part of the administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced $4 million to develop and demonstrate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes.

May 5, 2015
Energy Department Invests $6 Million to Increase Energy Efficiency of Schools, Offices, Stores and other U.S. Buildings

As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings and double energy productivity by 2030, the Energy Department today announced nearly $6 million to accelerate energy efficiency in offices, shops, schools and other buildings that will help businesses and communities save money, create jobs, and reduce pollution.

May 4, 2015
Energy Department Awards Nearly $10 Million for Efficient Lighting Development

Energy Department announces nine research and development projects designed to save consumers money, reduce energy consumption.

April 28, 2015
Energy Department Announces $10.5 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Systems

The Energy Department today announced $10.5 million in available funding to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related testing of these systems.

April 27, 2015
Energy Department Announces Project Selections in First Phase of Cutting-Edge Enhanced Geothermal Systems Effort

Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy could unlock access to a domestic, geographically diverse and carbon-free source of clean energy.

April 27, 2015
Energy Department Issues New Report, Highlights the Success and Potential of American Hydropower

In support of the President’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, today at the National Hydropower Association Annual Conference, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced the release of the 2014 Hydropower Market Report, the first ever report to quantify the current size, scope, and variability of our nation’s hydropower supplies. Hydropower currently provides approximately seven percent of the U.S.

April 27, 2015
Energy Department Launches Competition to Drive Innovations in Wave Energy

The Energy Department today announced the opening of the registration period for the Wave Energy Prize competition that aims to double the state-of-the-art performance of wave energy conversion (WEC) devices over the next two years. By accelerating the development of WEC devices that capture more energy from ocean waves, the winning devices will help reduce costs and move wave energy closer to widespread commercial deployment.