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March 26, 2014
Secretary of Energy Advisory Board to Discuss Hubs+ and FracFocus Task Force Final Reports

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB), which provides advice and recommendations on the Department’s activities, will meet to discuss and take public comment on the report of the Task Force to Support the Evaluation of the New Funding Constructs for Energy Research and Development and the report of the FracFocus 2.0 Task Force . SEAB will discuss the reports and determine if the reports and recommendations will be submitted to the Secretary of Energy.  Click here for the full agenda.

March 24, 2014
Dr. Lidija Sekaric manages the Technology to Market Program for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's SunShot Initiative.
5 Questions for Scientist Dr. Lidija Sekaric of the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative

Dr. Lidija Sekaric manages the Technology to Market Program for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's SunShot Initiative. Find out what inspired her to become a scientist and what advice she has for others who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM.

March 21, 2014
SEAB Hubs+ Report

This report presents the findings and recommendations for the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force to Support Evaluation of the new Funding Constructs for Energy Research and Development (R&D) in the Department of Energy.

March 21, 2014
DOE's Energy Education Data Jam

In the growing ecosystem of energy-related data jams and hackathons, this one will be distinct in that it is targeted toward improving the general understanding of the basics of energy in the U.S., which we have identified as a key obstacle to sensible long-term progress in energy.  We hope that what emerges from this data jam will be applicable to learners of any age – from preschool to adult learners. 

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March 21, 2014
David Morin, Energy Manager for Laughlin Air Force Base, discusses the base-wide xeriscape project with his colleagues.  The design incorporates native turf and includes advanced scheduling and metering, which automatically modifies irrigation to weather conditions to reduce potable water use.
Making Sustainability "Business as Usual"

Find out how the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program is helping reduce energy use within the federal government through Institutional Change mechanisms.

March 20, 2014
Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Small Businesses to Accelerate Clean Energy Innovation

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue U.S. leadership in clean energy innovation, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) today awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources.

March 19, 2014
Energy Department Announces Winners of Student Competition to Drive Innovative Efficiency Solutions

The Energy Department has announced the winners of the third annual Better Buildings Case Competition, which challenges collegiate teams to present unique and innovative solutions for reducing energy waste and improving the efficiency of our nation’s homes and commercial buildings to industry leaders.

March 19, 2014
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz with The Honorable Dot Harris, Director of the Energy Department's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity (far left), and Sandra Guzman, award winning multimedia journalist, at the Minorities in Energy launch event. | Photo by the Energy Department.
A Cornerstone of Our Energy Future: Women

Secretary Ernest Moniz gives an update on the Energy Department's work to support more women in STEM and energy fields.

March 14, 2014
Photovoltaic arrays at the SunEdison facility at SolarTAC in Aurora, Colorado. Photovoltaics are just one of many clean energy technologies participants of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Postdoctoral Research Award Program work on. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Shining Stars of Solar: Meet Three SunShot Postdoctoral Award Recipients Who Are Making a Difference

From advancing solar technologies, to breaking down market barriers for wide-scale deployment of renewable systems, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Postdoctoral Research Award Program provides America’s best and brightest an opportunity to solve major energy challenges. Read about the experiences of three recent participants and find out how you can apply to the program.

March 13, 2014
Energy Education Data Jam

This all-day data jam will bring together developers, educators, organizations, and energy experts to collaborate toward the goal of improving energy literacy in the United States.