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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.

March 27, 2014
DOE employees gather for an award recognizing EM's Recovery Act Team.
EM Celebrates Successful Completion of Recovery Act Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOE officials today marked a historic landmark in EM’s mission as they celebrated the close of the Cold War cleanup program’s $6 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Program.

March 27, 2014
Designers hard at work turning energy data into useful apps at a hackathon in Washington earlier this year.
Jamming Out to Energy Data: Building Apps That Improve Energy Literacy

The Energy Department is hosting a data jam in Washington today that brings together dozens of energy experts, app designers, and educators to help bridge the energy literacy gap.

March 26, 2014
D.C. Middle and High School Students Get a Chance to Experience the Regional Science Bowl Competition Setting

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Minority Education and Community Development will demonstrate how middle schools and high schools in D.C. can get involved by providing a hands-on, interactive science bowl demonstration. The mock competition allows students to get a feel for the competition style, practice answering science questions at rapid pace, and meet staff from the Department of Energy.

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.