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August 14, 2014
Inspiration from Environmental Educators and Youth at the White House

I had the distinct honor of being present at the White House for the announcement of the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award. These awards recognize outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education in their schools

August 12, 2014
Catherine Woteki (from left), Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture; David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative; Jim Hileman, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment, Federal Aviation Agency; stand together at Biomass 2014 in Washington, D.C., where the Energy Department announced it is joining Farm to Fly 2.0. | Energy Department photo
Farm to Fly 2.0: Energy Department Joins Initiative to Bring Biofuels to the Skies

The United States airline industry uses 23 billion gallons of fuels on passenger and cargo airlines annually, and globally, the international airline industry was the source of 777 million tons of carbon emissions in 2013.

August 7, 2014
The Department of Energy's National Laboratory Complex

Dimitri Kusnezov presented an overview of the DOE National Laboratory Complex to the Commission.

August 7, 2014
Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories Inaugural Meeting

The Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories held its first meeting in Washington, DC on July 18, 2014.

August 6, 2014
A UPS delivery truck is refueled with compressed natural gas. UPS plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas vehicles. | Photo by Pat Corkery, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Special Delivery for Sustainability: Clean Cities Supports UPS in Expanding Natural Gas Operations

With support from the Energy Department's Clean Cities program, United Parcel Service plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas trucks, making it the biggest private fleet of its kind in the United States.

August 6, 2014
Ronald J. (R.J.) McIntosh receives a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington. | Photo courtesy of Rep. Suzan DelBene’s office
Veterans Solving Energy Challenges

Energy Department internship program enables veterans to hone their skills and help agencies throughout the federal government achieve energy goals.

August 5, 2014
Republic Services is one of three new companies participating in the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The company aims to have more than 2,500 trucks running on alternative fuel by 2015. | Photo courtesy of Republic Services
New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability

Energy Department welcomes three new fleets to the National Clean Fleets Partnership: Republic Services, Time Warner Cable, and CHS. The Partnership helps the country’s largest fleets reduce their petroleum use by switching to alternative fuels, adopting advanced technology vehicles, reducing their idling, and implementing other fuel saving techniques.

August 4, 2014
The Energy Department has launched the second round of a coding competition to help industry develop new models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.
Calling All Coders: Help Advance America's Wave Power Industry

The second round of coding competition kicks off that will help industry develop models and tools that improve the design, development, and optimization of marine and hydrokinetic devices.

July 31, 2014
National Renewable Laboratory intern Chad Hotmimsky, center, looks at simulations of wave energy converters with research engineers Michael Lawson, left, and Yi-Hsiang Yu, right. The two engineers mentored Hotmimsky at the National Wind Technology Center. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Laboratory
Energy Department Internship Program Leads to Opportunity

Find out how internships can be the gateway to a career in clean energy.

July 29, 2014
Researchers demonstrate General Electric's magnetocaloric system. | Photo courtesy of General Electric
Using Magnets to Keep Cool: Breakthrough Technology Boosts Energy Efficiency of Refrigerators

New technology funded by the Energy Department has led to a major breakthrough in refrigeration systems that could yield big energy savings for consumers and greatly reduce carbon pollution.