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May 28, 2014
Energy Department Announces National Geothermal Data System to Accelerate Geothermal Energy Development

The National Geothermal Data System is online open-source platform that facilitates the discovery and use of geothermal data. It will help address one of the greatest barriers to development and deployment of this promising clean energy source.

May 27, 2014
A work crew installs a turbine at National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Wind Technology Center in Colorado. The Advanced Technological Education program aims to strengthen and increase opportunities for clean energy-related training at community colleges throughout the country. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Educated and Equipped: Community Colleges Providing Technical Training for America’s Future Scientists and Engineers

Interested in working in clean energy and advanced manufacturing? Learn about the Advanced Technological Education program, which aims to strengthen and increase opportunities for career technical training at community colleges throughout the country.

May 27, 2014
EA-1950: Finding of No Significant Impact and Mitigation Action Plan

Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties, Washington

May 27, 2014
EA-1950: Final Environmental Assessement

Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties, Washington

May 27, 2014
EcoCAR 2: Meet the Teams Part I

Next month, 15 university teams facing off in EcoCAR 2 will reach the home stretch of the race. A two part contest will determine which team is crowned winners of the Energy Department’s latest advanced vehicle technology competition. Meet five of the teams and learn about their unique approaches to building innovative vehicles on the cutting edge of clean transportation.

May 23, 2014
March 28, 2014 SEAB Meeting Minutes

The third meeting of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) was held in Washington, DC.  SEAB members heard opening remarks by Secretary Moniz and the Co-Chairs John Deutch and Persis Drell. The first agenda item was discussion and adoption of the final report of the Hubs+ Task Force. The second agenda item was discussion and adoption of the FracFocus 2.0 Task Force. The members were updated by other task force chairs on their respective activities. The members also received a briefing on the Department of Energy Loan Programs Office from Director Peter Davidson.

May 22, 2014
With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals can create customized field kits that can be stored on their mobile devices and taken to job sites. | Illustration by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
5 Reasons to Download the New Building America Solutions App

With the new Building America Solutions app, residential building professionals will have access to accurate, reliable, and expert information anytime and everywhere.

May 21, 2014
The Energy Impact Illinois (EI2) "house party" initiative was one of several innovative models proven by the more than 40 Better Buildings Neighborhood Program partners to create demand for home energy upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Dan Olson, EI2
Q&A: Better Buildings Neighborhood Program

The Energy Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 100,000 home and business owners save energy, live more comfortably, and reduce their utility bills through building energy upgrades. Learn more about the program and find out how you can participate.

May 21, 2014
Better Buildings Neighborhood Initiative Upgrades 100,000 Buildings, Saves $730 Million on Energy Bills

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s Better Buildings Initiative, the Energy Department announced today that the Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program has helped more than 40 state and local governments upgrade more than 100,000 buildings and save families and businesses over $730 million on utility bills.

May 21, 2014
Energy Department Announces Projects to Advance Cost-Effective Concentrating Solar Power Systems

The Energy Department today announced $10 million for six new research and development projects that will advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies.