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January 31, 2012
Slideshow: Flipping the Switch on LED Lighting for the National Mall

Last night, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ushered in a new era for energy efficiency on the National Mall when they flipped the switch on LED lights in 174 vintage Olmsted lampposts.

January 26, 2012
A Critical Step Toward Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Disposal

If we are going to ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of nuclear safety and security, non-proliferation, and nuclear energy technology we must develop an effective strategy and workable plan for the safe and secure management and disposal of used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. That is why I asked General Scowcroft and Representative Hamilton to draw on their decades of public service and expertise to lead a distinguished panel of scientists, industry leaders, and former elected officials to conduct a comprehensive review of policies for managing the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle.

January 19, 2012
Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Employees across the Department honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, saluting the civil rights legend during a lively ceremony at Department headquarters.

January 13, 2012
A Livestream with our Latest Nobel Prize Winner

Dr. Perlmutter presents, “Supernovae, Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe: How the Energy Department Helped to Win (yet another) Nobel Prize.”

January 12, 2012
Secretary Chu Visits the 2012 North American International Auto Show

Secretary Chu toured the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where he had the chance observe how technological innovations like the ones developed by the Energy Department and their partners are being incorporated into the next generation of vehicles.

January 9, 2012
This solar powered residence was commissioned by Boston Edison as a demonstration of future trends in design and technology that would become commonplace in the early decades of the next millennium. Today, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative is seeking to accelerate innovation and aggressively drive down cost through various funding opportunities. | Photo courtesy of Solar Design Associates.
Radical Thinkers Needed to Help Get a Solar Panel on Every Roof

We have approximately $7 million waiting to fund the next big, innovative idea through the SunShot Incubator Program for Soft Cost Reduction. But you have to hurry. The deadline for concept papers is January 16, 2012.

December 23, 2011
The city of North Pole, Alaska, is hoping to use $100,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds to improve the energy efficiency of several key city facilities.| Photo courtesy of the a href"http://www.northpolefire.org/">North Pole Fire Department.</a>
North Pole’s Holiday Wish for An Energy Efficient 2012

The city of North Pole, Alaska, is hoping to use $100,000 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funds to improve the energy efficiency of several key city facilities.

December 23, 2011
Thanks to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, you can <a href="http://www.santa.lanl.gov/"> follow along live</a> as Santa circles the globe this Christmas Eve. | Image credit: Hantz Leger.
Follow Live Dec 24: Los Alamos National Lab Tracks Rudolph’s Nose, Santa’s Sleigh

Since 1998, scientists at the Energy Department's Los Alamos National Laboratory have been using the latest in satellite and radar technology to track Rudolph’s red nose, and in doing so, Santa, as he cruises the globe on December 24th.

December 16, 2011
Dr. Green (top row, third from the right) with his B-29 crew members in Xian, China. | Image courtesy of Dr. Alex Green.
World War II Fuel Shortages Spur Veteran into Action

How Dr. Alex Green's experiences over the Pacific during World War II have shaped his path as a leading biofuels researcher.

December 16, 2011
Join us live today at 1 PM EST for a discussion on advanced biofuels | Photo courtesy of FDC Logistics.
TODAY: Advanced Biofuels Q&A with Dr. Valerie Reed

Over the past two weeks, we’ve featured a number of stories about how advanced biofuels are strengthening our national security and creating economic opportunities across the country. Today, we want to hear from you as we host a live Twitter Q&A on biofuels with Dr. Valerie Reed, Acting Manager of the Biomass Program – starting at 1 PM EST this afternoon.