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October 30, 2013
Cybersecurity Is Every Citizen's Responsibility

The Energy Department plays a unique and critical role in promoting our nation’s cybersecurity. But all Internet users can help prevent cyber threats by practicing safe online behavior.

October 29, 2013
Workers repair power lines in the Mid-Atlantic shortly after Hurricane Sandy. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: Rebuilding Stronger, More Resilient Communities

The Energy Department continues to take actions to protect our energy infrastructure, adapt to climate change and build partnerships to make communities across the country stronger and more resilient.

October 22, 2013
Video: Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

Solar Decathlon 2013 might have ended, but it is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation's clean energy leaders.

October 4, 2013
The Energy Department Prepares for Tropical Storm Karen

The Energy Department is working closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and in support of state and local officials in advance of Tropical Storm Karen.

September 19, 2013
Innovating to Meet the Evolving Cyber Challenge

Protecting the critical energy infrastructure that supports America's economy and security is vital -- and is a top Energy Department priority.

September 12, 2013
At the White House Energy Datapalooza in October 2012, developers showcased new apps that help consumers harness and interpret their energy use data. The expanding Green Button movement will make apps like these more ubiquitous. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Green Button Helps More Consumers Click with Their Energy Usage Data

Green Button -- a movement to allow consumers to securely and easily download their own energy use data -- is gaining traction, opening the door for apps and services to help consumers save energy and money.

August 14, 2013
10 Years after the 2003 Northeast Blackout

Ten years ago today, large portions of the Midwest and Northeast United States and into Canada went dark. The cascading event, which started shortly after 4:00 PM on August 14, 2003, ended up affecting an estimated 50 million people. For some customers, power was not restored for nearly four days.

August 12, 2013
Transmission lines along Highway 15 outside Victorville, California. | Photo courtesy of Abby Rowling.
Protecting the Electric Grid from Increasingly Severe Weather Due to Climate Change

A new report evaluates the economic cost of power outages and calls for increased cross-sector investment to make the electric grid more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather events due to climate change.

July 11, 2013
Demand Response: Lessons Learned with an Eye to the Future

Under the Recovery Act, the Energy Department awarded $3.5 billion in funds to the electricity industry, including OG&E, to help catalyze the adoption of smart grid tools, technologies and techniques such as demand response that are designed to increase the electric grid’s flexibility, reliability, efficiency, affordability, and resiliency. Understanding lessons learned from these projects is vital.

July 11, 2013
Voices of Experience: New Guide Offers Utilities’ Insights on Engaging with Smart Grid Customers

The Voices of Experience | Insights on Smart Grid Customer Engagement guide builds on the knowledge shared during a series of DOE-sponsored regional peer-to-peer workshops during which utilities discussed compelling smart grid topics and issues. The guide offers practical advice and lessons learned, and showcases creative, high-impact approaches.