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June 25, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Furnace Fans to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Help Americans Save on Energy Bills

WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced a new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans, the latest of eight finalized standards and nine proposed standards issued since the Climate Action Plan was announced last year.

June 24, 2014
Marc Costa of The Energy Coalition was a judge in the Better Buildings Case Competition. | Photo courtesy of Marc Costa
4 Questions for a Better Buildings Case Competition Judge: Marc Costa of the Energy Coalition

Meet Marc Costa of The Energy Coalition and find out how the Better Buildings Case Competition can serve as a recruiting tool for energy organizations.

June 17, 2014
A vehicle undergoes dynamometer testing at Argonne National Laboratory's Advanced Powertrain Research Facility in Illinois. The project is one of many that is being evaluated at the Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting this week. | Photo by Argonne National Laboratory
Annual Merit Review Evaluates Impact of Sustainable Transportation Projects

More than 300 Energy Department activities and projects will be judged by reviewers from a variety of scientific backgrounds this week at the Vehicle Technologies Office and Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting in Washington, D.C., which is free of charge and open to the public.

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 Energy.gov

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 Energy.gov: 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.