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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.

May 17, 2016
Energy Department Launches Five New Solar Ready Vets Training Locations, Announces $10 Million for National Solar Training Programs

Energy Department announces five additional military bases will join Solar Ready Vets, a solar jobs training program that prepares service members for careers in the solar industry when they leave active duty, and awards $10 million to 10 new projects through its Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program, which was created to help meet the solar industry’s growing demand for well-qualified, highly skilled installers and other industry-related professionals.

May 11, 2016
Better Buildings Challenge Partners Exceed $1.3 Billion in Energy Cost Savings, Share Hundreds of Solutions to Help Spur Future Efficiency Efforts

Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that now exceed $1.3 billion.

May 6, 2016
Energy Department Announces Funding for Design and Construction of Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower

$90 Million Funding Will Advance Administration Goals to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Improve American Energy Security

May 5, 2016
Energy Department Requests Proposals for New Institute to Boost Efficiency in Manufacturing

$70 Million Modular Chemical Process Intensification Institute will join the Administration’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation