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June 8, 2015
President Obama Names Scientists Pellegrini and Shank as 2014 Enrico Fermi Award Recipients

President Obama named the 2014 winners of the Enrico Fermi Award.

June 8, 2015
Secretary Moniz Announces the Launch of New Veterans’ Utility Industry Transition Effort

Today U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the creation of the Utility Industry Workforce Initiative, a partnership between the Departments of Energy, Labor, Defense, and Veterans Affairs and five utility trade associations to recruit and train service members, veterans and military spouses to qualify for high-skilled jobs in the utility industry.

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
Energy Department Invests $60 Million to Advance Nuclear Technology

The Department of Energy announces $60 million in awards for 68 nuclear projects across the country.

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.

May 28, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Alaska Villages in next round of START Project to Support Clean Energy Development

Program provides Alaska Native Corporations and Alaska Native governments with technical assistance to accelerate tribal clean energy projects and initiatives.

May 28, 2015
Energy Secretary Moniz Launches Initiatives to Advance Clean Energy Technologies, Combat Climate Change at Energy Ministerials in Mexico

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined global energy leaders in launching new initiatives at two major climate and clean energy conferences in Mexico.

May 28, 2015
Energy Department Authorizes Alaska LNG Project, LLC to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department has authorized the Alaska LNG Project to export liquid natural gas to to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement with the United States.

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.