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April 10, 2014
Better Buildings, Better Plants: Volvo Boosting Energy Efficiency at Truck Manufacturing Facility

Find out how Volvo Group North America has achieved energy savings at its New River facility in Virginia as part of the Energy Department's Better Buildings, Better Plants program.

April 1, 2014
At its Largest Truck Plant, Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Building on President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative and the Administration’s broader efforts to double energy productivity by 2030, the Department of Energy today recognized Volvo Group North America for its leadership in energy efficiency at the New River Valley assembly plant near Roanoke, Va.

March 12, 2014
Mehoopany wind farm in Pennsylvania can produce enough energy to power more than 40,000 homes under a contract with Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative. Old Dominion was named one of the winners of the Wind Cooperative of the Year Award last week. | Photo courtesy Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Winning with Wind: Electric Co-ops Providing Clean Energy to Customers

Electric co-ops are increasingly turning to wind power as a clean, reliable source of energy that slashes carbon emissions and protects the environment. The Energy Department and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association recently recognized two electric co-ops that demonstrate leadership in wind energy: Old Dominion Electric Cooperative of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) of Illinois.

February 21, 2014
On June 6, 2013, researchers at Jefferson Lab completed the construction of the Forward Calorimeter in Hall D. The calorimeter was built to measure the energy of particles as they are created inside the target area and strike against lead glass blocks that make up the calorimeter. Upon striking the calorimeter, the particles will create a shower of light, which will then be digitized and used to measure energy of particles.
 
In this photo, John Leckey, a postdoctoral researcher from Indiana University, is assembling the Forward Calorimeter in Jefferson Lab's newest experimental area, Hall D. Leckey helped assemble the calorimeter along with Manuel Lara and Daniel Bennett, postgraduate students from Indiana University. The calorimeter contains 2,800 lead glass blocks.
 
| Photo courtesy of Jefferson National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: The Forward Calorimeter

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January 31, 2014
Energy Secretary Moniz's Remarks at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. -- As Prepared for Delivery

Today, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Hampton Roads, Va. to highlight President Obama’s State of the Union address at Hampton University, one of the nation’s top historically black universities and a leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

January 9, 2014
NCAI Tribal Self-Governance Annual Consultation Conference

This conference provides self-governance Tribes, federal partners, and others with an interest in self-governance a forum to discuss the leading topics in tribal communities.

September 25, 2013
4th U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum Documents

The U.S. Department of Energy and China's National Development and Reform Commission held the annual U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) this past September in Arlington, VA. The day-long event featured keynotes from DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Assistant Secretary Dr. David Danielson, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, and NDRC Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua.

July 24, 2013
If you've ever heard the thunderous sound of a sonic boom, you've experienced the shock waves in the air created by an object traveling faster than the speed of sound. 
 
But what happens when an object travels faster than the speed of light?
 
At Jefferson Laboratory, construction is underway to upgrade the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) and the CEABF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS12) at Hall B. During the experiments, the accelerator will shoot electrons at speeds faster than the speed at which light travels in the same medium, creating shock waves that emit a blue light, known as Cherenkov light -- this light is equivalent to the sonic boom. By recording data from Cherenkov light, scientists will be able to map a nucleon's three-dimensional spin. 
 
The device will use 48 ellipsoidal mirrors assembled into one circular, 8-foot diameter mirror to capture this light. Pictured here is the web-like component that will support the mirrors in the accelerator itself. | Photo courtesy of Jefferson Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: Faster than the Speed of Light

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June 21, 2013
EIS-0481: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Engineered High Energy Crop Programs Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

June 17, 2013
Harnessing the Power of the Sun, Solar Impulse Plane Lands in DC Area

Today, Secretary Moniz spoke at an event welcoming the arrival of the solar-powered Solar Impulse plane at Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C.