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June 16, 2014
Jay Keasling (left), speaks with Rajit Sapar at the Joint BioEnergy Institute in 2013. Keasling co-founded Lygos, which received funding through the Energy Department’s Small Business Innovation Research for a biofuel project.  | Photo by  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Small Business Innovation Research Projects to Make a Big Impact on Clean Energy Economy

Energy Department announces funding for 14 projects that are bringing innovative, cost-effective products and solutions that lower carbon emissions and improve the environment to the marketplace.

June 16, 2014
How Energy Works Week on

Learn the Ins and Outs of Game-Changing Energy Technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on How Energy Works. Each day we will break down the inner workings of a different energy technology -- including particle accelerators, microgrids, 3D printers and wind turbines -- while giving you daily opportunities to ask leading experts about the technology of the day on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET. Use the hashtag #HowEnergyWorks on social media to stay engaged throughout the week.

June 13, 2014
Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

After three years of intense competition, the team from Ohio State University takes first place in EcoCAR 2 for its energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle design.

June 13, 2014
Better Buildings Summit: Partners Highlight Solutions, Innovations, and Opportunities

Find out how organizations throughout America are improving the economy and the environment through energy efficiency.

June 12, 2014
The student startup, REEcycle, from the University of Houston swept this year's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, taking home all three awards for its innovative method of reclaiming rare earth elements from magnets in electronics. | Photo courtesy of Ken Shipp, Energy Department.
REEcyle Takes the Gold in the 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

The student startup from the University of Houston won the Energy Department's 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

June 11, 2014
Energy Department Invests Over $10 Million to Improve Grid Reliability and Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a strong and secure power grid, the Energy Department today announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions.

June 11, 2014
Student teams network during the Cleantech Forum in Washington, D.C. The forum was part of the National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.  | Energy Department photo
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Kicks Off With Cleantech Forum

National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition festivities kicked off today at the Cleantech Forum, where the finalists and runner-ups met with public and private sector stakeholders to learn about financial opportunities that will help them grow their businesses.

June 6, 2014
Engaging Spanish Speakers on Energy Literacy: Conocimiento de Energía

Conocimiento de Energía, the Spanish version of our Energy Literacy Framework, provides the nation's educators with resources to teach important energy concepts to students.

June 4, 2014
Next-Generation Sensor Fish to Provide Data That Will Help Protect Real, Live Fish

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has redesigned the Sensor Fish, a small device deployed to study the conditions faced by fish swimming through hydropower installations.

June 4, 2014
LGBT Pride Month--- DC Headquarters Office

Join the Department’s celebration on Thursday, June 19, 2014, with speakers including: U. S. Representative Mark Takano, California, First openly gay person of color elected to Congress. Rob Smith, Openly gay Iraq war veteran, journalist, and author of Closets, Combat and Coming Out: Coming Of Age As A Gay Man In The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Army.