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August 25, 2011
Right Turn on Red is a policy that was enacted in the 1970s to help save drivers fuel and money at the pump. | Energy Department Image | Photo by Hantz Leger
Right Turn on Red!

Read about a great example of how state and local governments can learn from each other – and how a very simple policy change can produce huge benefits for the country, helping us all save money by saving energy.

August 22, 2011
Less than half the of the world has access to a reliable supply of electricity, creating a unique opportunity for the US to become the leader in developing clean energy technologies that strengthen our economy and meet the demand of the developing world. | Image courtesy NASA
Make Locally and Sell Globally

The world is offering possibly the biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century. The question is: Can we grab it? Dr. Arun Majumdar gives us his take.

August 19, 2011
The grand opening of the Northeast Solar Heating and Cooling Instructor Training Project at Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) in Fairfield, Maine in August 2011. | Image courtesy of Eric Escudero.
Kennebec Valley Community College's State of the Art Solar Lab

Fairfield, Maine's Kennebec Valley Community College has opened a state of the art lab to teach participants from throughout the Northeast how to install solar systems.

August 17, 2011
Two Nerds . . . One Love . . . and A Great Golden Ring

The work of the Energy Department has led to many scientific and technological breakthroughs. Today, we’re highlighting a different kind of breakthrough – the engagement of two former Office of Science interns, who recently celebrated ‘the nerdiest engagement ever’ at a great golden ring.

August 11, 2011
 Hydro Research Foundation Fellows. | Image courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Program.
The Next Generation of Hydropower Engineers and Scientists

The Hydro Research Foundation Fellowship Program is currently providing up to two years of financial assistance to 23 graduate students.

July 26, 2011
Celebrating the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

We are actively working to make the Energy Department a model employer for individuals with disabilities, that we're responding to the needs of our employees with disabilities, and that we're addressing Equal Employment Opportunity discrimination complaints quickly and effectively under the law. We're also working to make Energy.gov 508 compliant to deliver resources and services to you in more accessible ways.

July 11, 2011
Ron Wilson, left, cuts Joe Conklin's hair while David Besenyei prepares to trim the hair of another customer. | Energy Department Image | Photo by Hantz Leger, Contractor
For 40 Years, Longtime Barber Brings Style, Savings to Department of Energy's Forrestal Building

David Besenyei and Ron Wilson cut hair at the Razor's Edge, a barbershop that operates out of Department of Energy's headquarters in D.C.

July 11, 2011
Department of Energy to Host Final Quadrennial Technology Review Workshop

Deparment's Quadrennial Technology Review announces final workshop to discuss preliminary findings.

June 17, 2011
Argonne mechanical engineer Thomas Wallner adjusts Argonne's "omnivorous engine," an automobile
engine that Wallner and his colleagues have tailored to efficiently run on blends of gasoline, ethanol and
butanol. | Courtesy of: Argonne National Laboratory.
10 Questions for an Automotive Engineer: Thomas Wallner

Meet Thomas Wallner – automotive engineer extraordinaire, who hails from Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Transportation Research. He took some time to answer our 10 Questions and share his insight on advanced engine technologies from dual-fuel to biofuels.

May 18, 2011
Listening to our Nation's Small Businesses

In order to find the ways that we can best work with small businesses here at the Energy Department, we turned to the experts – the small business owners themselves -- and held discussions on ways small businesses could increase their access to the Energy Department