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December 12, 2013
Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing

Building on President Obama's Climate Action Plan to continue America's leadership in clean energy innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to build U.S. capabilities in clean energy ma

December 11, 2013
Energy Department Kicks Off MHK Technologies Coding Challenge

The Energy Department has launched a new coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.

September 18, 2013
DOE in the News: Tidal Power in Maine on PBS Newshour

The Water Power Program received national TV exposure on "PBS Newshour Weekend" for its pioneering tidal power project in the state of Maine with Ocean Renewable Power Corporation.

September 11, 2013
Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates Clean Energy Research Center, New Supercomputer

During a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today dedicated the nation's first major research facility focused on clean energy grid integration and wide-scale deployment.

September 4, 2013
U.S. Renewable Energy Generation Up in First Half of 2013: EIA

Renewable energy sources generated 14.2% of net U.S. electric power generation during the first six months of 2013, up from 13.6% the same time a year ago, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

August 29, 2013
Energy Department Invests $16 Million to Harness Wave and Tidal Energy

Seventeen Projects to Boost Device Performance, Ensure Sustainable Development.

August 14, 2013
Tacoma Power's Cushman Hydroelectric Project installed a new two-generator powerhouse that increases electric generation capacity by 3.6 megawatts and captures energy from previously untapped water flows. | Photo courtesy of Tacoma Power.
Investments in Existing Hydropower Unlock More Clean Energy

Upgrading hydropower facilities across America to increase our supply of clean, renewable energy.

August 14, 2013
President Obama Signs Two Bills to Boost Small Hydropower Projects

President Obama signed into law two bills aimed at boosting development of U.S. hydropower.

January 22, 2013
Artist rendering of Ocean Power Technologies' proposed wave park off the coast of Oregon. | Photo courtesy of Ocean Power Technologies.
Ocean Energy Projects Developing On and Off America's Shores

How we're supporting innovative projects that harness America's strong wave and tidal resources.

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.