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March 31, 2014
Two adult bald eagles sit atop a tree on the Hanford site near the Columbia River. Hanford biologists recently counted 60 eagles on the site, the most ever at Hanford at one time.
EM Sites Honored for Bird Protection Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal council recently recognized two EM sites for efforts to protect migratory birds.

March 31, 2014
Chuck Oldham, IT infrastructure manager at URS | CH2M Oak Ridge
EM Shines with Five DOE Sustainability Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – EM was selected for five DOE 2013 Sustainability Awards that recognize individual and group efforts at the Oak Ridge, Savannah River and Portsmouth sites.

March 28, 2014
Presentation: DOE Loan Programs

A briefing to the Secretary's Energy Advisory Board on DOE's Loan Programs Office delivered by Peter Davidson, U.S. Department of Energy

March 28, 2014
March 28, 2014 SEAB Meeting

The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board met at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC.

March 27, 2014
Energy Internet, the Southeast regional winner of the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, demonstrates its platform. | Courtesy of  Georgia Institute of Technology
National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition: Energy Internet Wins ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Student-led start-up from the Georgia Institute of Technology announced as the Southeast regional winner of the Department of Energy's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

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.