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About RSS Feeds

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a format that Web site owners use to publish regularly-updated content. RSS is a great way for you to get updates from your favorite Web sites without having to go to the sites first. Many people use RSS feeds to stay informed on a variety of topics.

How do I use RSS feeds?

The first step is to choose an RSS reader, which collects and displays feeds in an easy-to-read format. Most Web browsers and e-mail applications have this capability built in. You can also sign up for free online readers or download and install a reader for your desktop. The reader automatically checks for new items and will display each one with a title and short description.

How can I subscribe to an RSS feed?

Once you have set up your RSS reader, you are ready to subscribe to feeds. Find a Web site that offers a feed that interests you. Then locate and click on the RSS subscription link or icon (usually a small orange box) to open the feed.

The information should appear in the reader if it is configured to open feeds automatically. If the information does not appear, then copy and paste the feed URL from your browser's address bar into the RSS reader's subscription area.

What RSS feeds are available on the EERE website?

There are several RSS feeds available on the EERE website, organized by category. In addition to the list of RSS feeds, you will find RSS subscription links on various topic pages, usually near the top right-hand corner.