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June 20, 2016
FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces Winner of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute and New Manufacturing Hub Competitions

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, brings over $140 million in public-private investment from leading universities and manufacturers to develop smart sensors for use in advanced manufacturing.

June 16, 2016
Statement of Support for IEA Housing CEM Secretariat from Energy Secretary Moniz

Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement regarding the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) moving their secretariat to the International Energy Agency (IEA) from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE):

“Early this month, energy ministers and other high-level delegates from 23 countries and the European Union met at CEM7 in San Francisco. The commitments made there demonstrate how the United States and our global partners can expand clean energy deployment and cut global carbon emissions while driving economic growth.

June 14, 2016
Energy Department Invests $82 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

In total, 93 projects were selected to receive funding that will help push innovative nuclear technologies toward commercialization and into the market.

June 10, 2016
Energy Department Invests More than $10 Million in Efficient Lighting Research and Development

New projects designed to save consumers money and reduce energy consumption.

June 3, 2016
Canada, Mexico and the United States Show Progress on North American Energy Collaboration

In support of the objectives of the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial in San Francisco, the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico’s Secretary of Energy, and Dr. Ernest Moniz, United States’ Secretary of Energy, reviewed their cooperative efforts underway to foster sustainable energy development, address climate change, and encourage economic growth.

June 2, 2016
Energy Secretary Moniz Hosts Gathering of World’s Energy Ministers in San Francisco to Advance Technology Solutions, Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment

21 governments and European Union announce efforts to double clean energy R&D investments over five years to $30 billion per year.

May 31, 2016
Nine Women to Receive U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards

Lifetime Achievement Honoree Discovered Solar Power Method Used on Mars Rovers

May 27, 2016
The Ohio State University won year two of the four-year EcoCAR 3 Competition. |  Photo by Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition
The Ohio State University Defends Title, Wins Second Year of EcoCAR 3 Competition

Energy Department and General Motors crown The Ohio State University this year’s winner of the EcoCAR 3 – Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition.

May 23, 2016
Department of Energy Announces 14 New Projects for Window Efficiency Technologies

ARPA-E Awards $31 Million to Develop Innovative Materials that Reduce Heat Loss through Single-Pane Windows

May 18, 2016
New Study Examines Progress toward SunShot Initiative Goals, Identifies Emerging Solar Energy R&D Opportunities for 2020 and Beyond

Energy Department releases the On the Path to SunShot reports, a series of eight research papers examining the state of the U.S. solar energy industry and the progress made to date toward the SunShot Initiative’s goal to make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity by 2020.