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April 4, 2014
We're Data Jammin': Building Interactive Educational Materials to Teach Energy

In a digital world of mobile apps, internet games, and social media, teachers can find it difficult to keep students focused - especially on the importance of energy in their daily lives. To help address this issue, the Energy Department hosted a data jam last week that brought together developers, educators, and energy experts to find ways to improve the energy literacy of students throughout the country. Read this recap and view photos of the event.

April 4, 2014
Public Comment on the SEAB FracFocus 2.0 Report

Written public comment on the SEAB FracFocus 2.0 Task Force report was accepted through March 26, 2014. The comments received are available for download below.

April 3, 2014
Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency Honor 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

April 2, 2014
Sec. Moniz Discusses Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Loans

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today highlighted key improvements to the Department’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Legislative Summit.

April 2, 2014
Secretary Moniz's Written Testimony Before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

Chairmen Rogers and Simpson, Ranking Members Lowey and Kaptur, and Members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Budget Request for fiscal year (FY) 2015. This is my first time appearing before this Committee since I joined the Department of Energy last May, and I appreciate the opportunity to discuss how the budget request advances our clean energy, science, nuclear security, and nuclear waste cleanup goals to carry out the President’s priorities.

March 31, 2014
Two adult bald eagles sit atop a tree on the Hanford site near the Columbia River. Hanford biologists recently counted 60 eagles on the site, the most ever at Hanford at one time.
EM Sites Honored for Bird Protection Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal council recently recognized two EM sites for efforts to protect migratory birds.

March 31, 2014
Chuck Oldham, IT infrastructure manager at URS | CH2M Oak Ridge
EM Shines with Five DOE Sustainability Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM was selected for five DOE 2013 Sustainability Awards that recognize individual and group efforts at the Oak Ridge, Savannah River and Portsmouth sites.

March 28, 2014
Presentation: DOE Loan Programs

A briefing to the Secretary's Energy Advisory Board on DOE's Loan Programs Office delivered by Peter Davidson, U.S. Department of Energy

March 27, 2014
Energy Internet, the Southeast regional winner of the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, demonstrates its platform. | Courtesy of  Georgia Institute of Technology
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Energy Internet Wins ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Student-led start-up from the Georgia Institute of Technology announced as the Southeast regional winner of the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

March 27, 2014
Interested in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies? Help Shape the H2 Refuel H-Prize Competition

Find out how you can help improve the H-Prize H2 Refuel competition, which involves designing a small-scale hydrogen refueler system for homes, community centers, or businesses.