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June 21, 2012
Making the Impossible Possible: From Kennedy's Moonshot to Solar's SunShot

How President's Kennedy's 1962 "moon shot" speech is inspiring a bold path forward for solar energy in America.

June 21, 2012
United States, Canada Announce Next Phase of U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue (CED) Action Plan II.

June 21, 2012
U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue (CED) Action Plan II

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue (CED) Action Plan II, outlining the next phase of activities the two countries will undertake to jointly advance clean energy technologies.

June 20, 2012
The Story of a Cutting-Edge Solar Startup

Alta Devices is rethinking how low cost, high performance solar cells are made.

June 15, 2012
Kyle Travis, left and Jon Jackson, with Lighthouse Solar, install microcrystalline PV modules on top of Kevin Donovan's town home. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder.
Solar in Demand

The clean energy economy is here, creating jobs and helping secure our energy independence.

May 24, 2012
Obama Administration Announces Members of Steering Team to Lead Interagency Coordination of Unconventional Oil and Gas Research and Development

The Energy Department announces two members (policy and technical) to unconventional oil and gas research and development steering team.

May 23, 2012
Unlocking the Power of Energy Data

To help harness the power of data through a combination of technology and ingenuity, the Obama Administration has launched the Energy Data Initiative (EDI).

May 17, 2012
The Energy Department's digital team tested out Apps for Energy submissions in preparation for public voting. | Photo by Hantz Leger.
Apps for Energy Public Voting Starts Today!

Go to appsforenergy.challenge.gov to vote on your favorite App for Energy.

May 10, 2012
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar speaks with First Solar and Enbridge leadership at the Enbridge Silver State North solar project in Nevada. | Photo courtesy of Interior Department, credit Tami A. Heilemann.
All-of-the-Above, In Action

President Obama has made it clear that our country needs an all-of-the-above strategy to develop American energy -– energy that’s cleaner, cheaper, and generates new jobs for Americans.

May 2, 2012
Building on this initial, small-scale test, the Department is launching a new research effort to conduct a long-term production test in the Arctic.
On the Frontiers of a New Energy Source

Secretary Chu announces that the Department of Energy has completed a successful and unprecedented test of technology in the North Slope of Alaska that was able to safely extract a steady flow of natural gas from methane hydrates