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November 19, 2012
Energy Department Announces Clean Cities Projects to Diversify U.S. Fuel Economy, Prepare for Advanced Vehicles

Projects Across 17 States Help Communities by Streamlining Permitting and Training Local Workers

October 9, 2012
Obama Administration Announces $20 Million for 10 Public-Private Partnerships to Support American Manufacturing and Encourage Investment in the U.S.

Investments will promote job creation and economic growth in local industry clusters in AZ, CA, MI, NY, OK, OR, PA, TN AND WA

September 12, 2012
Energy Department Launches SunShot Prize Competition to Install Solar Energy Systems at a Fraction of Today’s Price

As part of the SunShot Initiative, the Energy Department announced the start of a new competition to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to install rooftop solar energy systems

August 29, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Investments to Accelerate Breakthroughs in Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

Projects to Partner with One-of-their-kind Scientific User Facilities

August 28, 2012
Energy Department Announces New University-Led Projects to Create More Efficient, Lower Cost Concentrating Solar Power Systems

As part of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, Secretary Steven Chu announced today new investments to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies.

August 16, 2012
We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation, Encourage Investment in America

Consortium of Businesses, Universities, and Community Colleges from Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania Co-Invest with Federal Government in a Manufacturing Innovation Institute

August 14, 2012
Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges, Supporting Jobs and Diversifying U.S. Energy Economy

Uncertainty Surrounding Production Tax Credit Threatens Remarkable Expansion

August 13, 2012
Energy Department Investments to Develop Lighter, Stronger Materials for Greater Vehicle Fuel Economy

Seven Projects Will Speed Commercialization of Lightweighting and Propulsion Technologies

July 25, 2012
Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to Drive Innovations in Biofuels and Biobased Products

U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy announced a $41 million investment that will drive more efficient biofuels production and feedstock improvements.

July 24, 2012
Obama Administration Releases Roadmap for Solar Energy Development on Public Lands

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior, in partnership with the Department of Energy, will publish the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for solar energy development in six southwestern states.

July 18, 2012
Connecticut Company to Advance Hydrogen Infrastructure and Fueling Station Technologies

As part of the U.S. Energy Department's commitment to give American businesses more options to cut energy costs and reduce reliance on imported oil, the Department today announced a $1.4 million investment to Wallingford- based Proton Energy Systems to collect and analyze performance data for hydrogen fueling stations and advanced refueling components. The projects will also help to track the performance and technical progress of innovative refueling systems to find ways to lower costs and improve operation. These investments are part of the Department's broader strategy to advance U.S. leadership in hydrogen and fuel cell technological innovation and help the industry bring these technologies into the marketplace at lower cost.

July 2, 2012
Obama Administration Announces New Investments to Advance Biofuels Industry and Enhance America’s Energy Security

Energy Department Announces Biofuel Investments to Drive Cost Reductions and Technological Breakthroughs

June 29, 2012
Expanded North Carolina Lithium Facility Opens, Boosting U.S. Production of a Key Manufacturing Material

Energy Department-Supported Project Critical to U.S. Global Competitiveness

June 26, 2012
Obama Administration Announces Major Steps Forward to Advance Energy Efficiency Efforts, Improve Access to Low-Cost Financing for States and Local Communities

Commitments by States, Local Governments, School Districts Total 300 Million Sq. Feet, Will Cut Energy Costs, Reduce Pollution and Create Jobs

June 21, 2012
FACTSHEET: Energy Department Launches Open-Source Online Training Resource to Help Students, Workers Gain Valuable Skills

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to invest in skills for American workers, the Energy Department officially launched today its National Training and Education Resource (NTER).

June 13, 2012
Energy Department Announces SunShot Startup Investments and Competition to Unleash Cost-Competitive Solar Energy

Secretary Chu Announces New Efforts to Drive Grid-Parity Solar Within the Decade

June 13, 2012
Energy Department Invests in Innovative Manufacturing Technologies

The Energy Department has awarded more than $54 million
for 13 projects across the country to advance
transformational technologies and materials.

June 12, 2012
Energy Department Invests $54 Million to Spur Development of Transformational Manufacturing Technologies

As part of the Administration's effort to spark a renaissance in American manufacturing, the Energy Department today announced it will invest more than $54 million in 13 projects to develop innovative technologies and materials for the industrial sector. This investment will help to provide American manufacturers with the cutting-edge tools, techniques and processes they need to compete successfully in the global marketplace.

June 7, 2012
Energy Department Announces Investments to Accelerate U.S. Manufacturing of Energy Efficient Lighting Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to help reduce energy costs for America’s homes and businesses, the Energy Department announced more than $7 million for three innovative lighting projects

May 24, 2012
EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University

Student Teams Gather in Los Angeles to Compete for $100,000 in Prize Money, 15 Receive Keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu for Eco-Reengineering

May 4, 2012
Energy Department Announces Regional Winners of University Clean Energy Business Competitions

Six Student Teams Advance to Next Level of National Competition

April 24, 2012
Energy Department Announces Funding to Develop “Plug-and-Play” Solar Energy Systems for Homeowners

Efforts Could Make Home Solar Installations as Easy as Plugging in Common Appliances

April 17, 2012
Energy Department Report Finds Major Potential to Increase Clean Hydroelectric Power

As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today released a renewable energy resource assessment detailing the potential to develop electric power generation at existing dams across the United States that aren’t currently equipped to produce power.

April 13, 2012
Energy Department Announces $2.5 Million to Advance Technologies for Clean-Burning, Efficient Biomass Cookstoves

The Energy Department announced up to $2.5 million available this year for applied research to advance clean biomass cookstove technologies for use in developing countries.

April 6, 2012
Energy Department Announces up to $15 Million to Research Biomass-Based Supplements for Traditional Fuels

As part of President Obama’s blueprint for an economy fueled by homegrown and alternative energy sources, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million available to demonstrate biomass-based oil supplements that can be blended with petroleum.