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June 8, 2011
Department of Energy Announces up to $70 Million to Advance Technology and Reduce Cost of Geothermal Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In support of President Obama's goal of generating 80% of the country's electricity from clean energy sources by 2035, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the availability of up to $70 million in new funding over three years for technology advancements in geothermal energy to accelerate development of this promising clean energy resource.

May 5, 2011
Secretary Chu Tasks Environmental, Industry and State Leaders to Recommend Best Practices for Safe, Responsible Development of America's Onshore Natural Gas Resources

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced a group of environmental, industry and state regulatory experts who will make recommendations to improve the safety and environmental performance of natural gas hydraulic fracturing from shale formations - harnessing a vital domestic energy resource while ensuring the safety of our drinking water and the health of the environment.

April 7, 2011
How Miami, Florida is Turning Waste Into Cash

Grant money used to help a local landfill and wastewater plant work together.

March 31, 2011
Advise the Advisor: Secretary Chu on Energy Policy

Secretary Chu asks for your feedback on how we can meet the President's goal of reducing our oil imports by one-third in a little over a decade in the latest edition of the White House's "Advise the Advisor" series.

March 17, 2011
A basic overview of GreenFire's process to convert CO2 into electricity. | Photo courtesy of GreenFire.
Innovative Geothermal Startup Will Put Carbon Dioxide To Good Use

GreenFire Energy began work to demonstrate a process that would use CO2 to harness geothermal energy to make electricity. What is more, the technology has the potential to add carbon sequestration – not to mention reduced water consumption – to the benefits already associated with geothermal power.

February 4, 2011
Vintage DOE: Wind

We're digging through the Department’s video archives. Check out this 1980 clip that outlines the beginnings of the Department's focus on wind as a critical clean energy source.

January 27, 2011
The new photovoltaic system at the San Antonio International Airport.
New San Antonio Airport Terminal Generating Clean Power

All in less than seven months, the city awarded a block grant for a solar photovoltaic (PV) system at the airport, designed and built the project, and complied with all local and federal regulations.

January 24, 2011
WEDNESDAY: Secretary Chu to Host Live Chat on Clean Energy and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will host the Department of Energy's inaugural "Energy Matters" online town hall on President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda as a follow-up to the State of the Union.  He will speak to and answer questions from an online and in-person audience.