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February 26, 2014
SuperTruck Making Leaps in Fuel Efficiency

The recent SuperTruck demonstration at the Energy Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., showed off a new Class 8 tractor-trailer that achieves a 20% increase in engine efficiency and a 70% increase in freight efficiency, reaching over 10

February 19, 2014
This Class 8 tractor-trailer by heavy-duty manufacturers Cummins and Peterbilt reaches more than 10 miles per gallon under real world driving conditions. The truck was on display at the Energy Department today. | Photo by <a href="http://www.energy.gov/contributors/sarah-gerrity">Sarah Gerrity</a>, Energy Department
SuperTruck Making Leaps in Fuel Efficiency

Find out how the Energy Department and industry partners are improving fuel efficiency of long-haul tractor-trailers in an effort to reduce the nation’s oil consumption, decrease carbon pollution, and move our economy forward.

February 12, 2014
Energy Department Offers Funding to Improve the Electric Grid

The Energy Department is offering up to $7 million in funding to advance the design of technologies that will help communities become more adaptive and prepared for power outages caused by severe weather and other events.

February 6, 2014
Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson (from left); Mike Lynch, NASCAR Vice President of Green Innovation; and Darren Beck, Sprint Director of Environmental Initiatives stand next to a charging station at NASCAR's office in Charlotte, North Carolina. NASCAR and Sprint are now participating in the Workplace Charging Challenge. | Photo courtesy of NASCAR
EV Everywhere: NASCAR and Sprint Race Forward with Workplace Charging

Today, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson welcomed NASCAR and Sprint to the growing list of employers participating in the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge to help build the nation’s plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

February 5, 2014
DOE Offers $12 Million for Carbon Fiber-from-Biomass Technologies

The Energy Department announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based biomass feedstocks.

February 5, 2014
State of the Union Highlights Clean Energy Progress

President Obama focused on a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency issues in his State of the Union address, highlighting progress toward a "shift to a cleaner energy economy" and spotlighting solar energy and fuel efficiency.

February 3, 2014
Energy Department Announces $12 Million for Technologies to Produce Renewable Carbon Fiber from Biomass

The Energy Department today announced up to $12 million in funding to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable non-food-based feedstocks such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

January 29, 2014
DOT Offers nearly $25 Million for More Zero-Emission Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced the availability of $24.9 million through its new Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program that will put a new generation of advanced, non-polluting transit

January 29, 2014
Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

The Energy Department announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

January 23, 2014
SLIDESHOW: Secretary Moniz Tours 2014 Washington Auto Show

A slideshow featuring highlights from Secretary Moniz's tour of the 2014 Washington Auto Show is currently posted on the Energy Department's blog.