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June 6, 2013
Federal and Industry Partners Issue Challenge to Manufacturers

Wanted: $100 wireless sub meter to help save energy costs in commercial and government buildings

June 4, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Investments to Drive Cost-Competitive Next Generation Efficient Lighting

American Innovation in New, More Efficient Lighting will Boost National Competitiveness in Manufacturing

May 31, 2013
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Microwave Ovens to Save Consumers on Energy Bills

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced today that the Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for microwave ovens that will save consumers nearly $3 billion on their energy bills through 2030.

May 31, 2013
Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the U.S.

Energy Department-Supported Project Deploys First of its Kind Floating Wind Turbine

May 24, 2013
EcoCAR 2 Competition Announces Year Two Winner: Penn State University

15 Student Teams Test Drive Eco-Engineered Vehicles on GM Desert Proving Ground

May 22, 2013
Moniz: Tesla Repayment Shows the Strength of Energy Department’s Overall Loan Portfolio

Tesla Automotive repaid the entire remaining balance on a $465 million loan from the Department of Energy nine years earlier than originally required.

May 22, 2013
Better Buildings Challenge Reports First Year’s Savings; Partners on Track to Meet 2020 Goal

National Leadership Initiative to Make America’s Industrial and Commercial Buildings 20 Percent More Efficient by 2020

May 21, 2013
Dr. Ernest Moniz Sworn in as 13th Secretary of Energy

Dr. Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy by Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman in a ceremony for the Department’s employees.

May 20, 2013
Energy Department Announces New Technical Assistance for Tribal Clean Energy Projects

The Energy Department announced that five Tribes will receive technical assistance through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program for renewable energy project development and installation.

May 20, 2013
Energy Department Completes Salt Coolant Material Transfer to Czech Republic for Advanced Reactor Research

The U.S. Department of Energy recently joined with the U.S. Embassy in Prague and the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Trade to complete the transfer of 75 kilograms of fluoride salt from the Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the Czech Nuclear Research Institute Řež.