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July 15, 2014
Energy from The Wind (9 activities)

Hands-on activities that provide a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, economic, environmental, technological, and societal aspects of wind energy to intermediate students

June 20, 2014
Transportation Fuels: The Future is Today (6 Activities)

This teacher guide provides extensive background information on transportation fuels to help your students learn about conventional and alternative transportation fuels by evaluating their advantages and disadvantages.

June 19, 2014
Summer Camp 2050

Students will work in small groups to apply knowledge of renewable energy to solve a problem. They will formulate a plan to power a summer camp, considering electrical power, hot water, appliances, costs, and environmental and social impacts. Students must present their plans to a mock city council and justify their choices based on data provided by the teacher.

June 19, 2014
3D Printing in 30 Seconds
How 3D Printers Work

As part of our How Energy Works series, learn everything you need to know about 3D printers, from how they work to the different types of systems to the future of the technology.

June 12, 2014
The student startup, REEcycle, from the University of Houston swept this year's National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition, taking home all three awards for its innovative method of reclaiming rare earth elements from magnets in electronics. | Photo courtesy of Ken Shipp, Energy Department.
REEcyle Takes the Gold in the 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

The student startup from the University of Houston won the Energy Department's 2014 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

June 10, 2014
The Oahe Dam in South Dakota (pictured here) is one of the federal hydropower resources operated by the Western Area Power Administration. As part of a recent tribal leader dialogue, officials from the Energy Department, the Western Area Power Administration and South Dakota tribal leaders discussed ways to lower energy costs for tribes, including options for receiving federal hydroelectricity directly from the Western Area Power Administration instead of from third-party utilities. | Photo courtesy of South Dakota state government.
Energy Department and South Dakota Tribal Leaders Explore Ways to Lower Energy Costs

Learn how the Energy Department is providing South Dakota tribes with resources and technical assistance to help lower their energy costs.

June 4, 2014
Thanks to funding from the Recovery Act, the University of South Alabama Medical Center is saving energy while providing better care to its patients. | Photo courtesy of the University of South Alabama Medical Center.
Energy Upgrades to Alabama Trauma Center Help Improve Patient Care

In Alabama, a Recovery Act grant is helping a hospital save energy while providing better care to its patients.

June 3, 2014
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Proposed EPA Rules Will Cut Carbon Pollution While Maintaining Reliability

The Energy Department is committed to supporting successful implementation of EPA’s Clean Power Plan while maintaining electric grid reliability.

May 28, 2014
Applications powered by open energy data were on display at a previous Energy Datapalooza in June 2012. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
Harnessing the Power of Data, Technology and Innovation for a Clean Energy Economy

Advances in technology are making it easier for American consumers and businesses to better understand how they are using and saving energy.

May 21, 2014
Secretary Moniz's First Year

Check out our new interactive timeline to recap top moments from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz's first year in office.