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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.

March 12, 2014
The Better Buildings Case Competition challenges the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to devise actionable ways to cut energy waste and improve commercial building efficiency. Last year, Yale's team (pictured here) won best proposal for their solution on how the federal government could meet energy-savings goals in government buildings across the United States. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Tapping University Students for Energy Efficiency Business Solutions

Learn how university students are developing energy efficiency solutions that private-sector organizations and state and local governments can replicate.

March 11, 2014
4 Must-Have MHK Tools to Help Unlock the Power of Water

Find out how the Energy Department is helping advance water power technologies by providing useful information and data to industry.

March 10, 2014
The high school regional science bowl competition was held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the U.S. Department of Energy.  The winning team was Woodrow Wilson High School.
DC Students Take On Regional Science Bowl Competition

At the National Science Bowl, high school and middle school students participate in a nation-wide competition to test their knowledge of all areas of science.  High school and middle school students are quizzed in a fast paced question-and-answer format similar to Jeopardy. 

In Feburary, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity held the 2014 Washington, D.C., regional competitionsfor middle school and high school to determine which schools would earn a spot at the national competition in April. 

March 7, 2014
Laying the Foundation for Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings

Find out how the Energy Department is helping commercial building owners and operators throughout America save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

March 6, 2014
Workers install a solar energy system on the rooftop of a home in Golden, Colorado. More than 4,751 megawatts of solar power was installed in the United States last year, an increase of 41%. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report indicates photovoltaic (PV) installations continued their impressive growth in 2013, increasing 41% over 2012 to 4,751 megawatts (MW) of installed power in the United States.