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February 16, 2011
New Mentor Program to Help Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Department announced the launch of an "Entrepreneurial Mentor Corps" pilot program, which will connect clean energy startups with knowledgeable mentors.

February 14, 2011
Secretary Chu Hosts FY 2012 Budget Briefing

Secretary Chu hosted a media briefing on the Department's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request. You can watch video of the event and check out his PowerPoint presentation, or see the budget documents themselves.

February 9, 2011
Rising to the Challenge: Innovating toward our Clean Energy Future

We will need America's ingenuity to meet the challenge of generating 80% of our electricity from clean sources by 2035 and win the global clean energy race, writes Under Secretary Cathy Zoi.

February 8, 2011
Energy 101: Wind Turbines
February 8, 2011
Energy 101: Solar PV
January 31, 2011
Missed the Town Hall with Secretary Chu?

Check out the video of our online town hall event with Energy Secretary Chu.

January 31, 2011
Are you up for the President’s Challenge? Join us at the 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Hundreds of the leaders who are stepping up to this challenge to "out-innovate the rest of the world."

January 20, 2011
Discover and Deliver: The Big Picture on Energy

Read Secretary Chu's take on how we're changing the way the Department of Energy works by creating new jobs, investing in the clean energy economy, and helping consumers save money while saving energy.

January 19, 2011
It Gets Better

At the Department of Energy, Secretary Steven Chu has said that one of our most important management principles is: "Our people are our greatest asset. "When we look for new talent, we don't just look for scientists and engineers with advanced degrees, we also look for innovative individuals who want to be part of the clean energy revolution, working together to better our energy future.

This vision requires talent, so we work hard to train and recruit the top talent available. It also requires that we take care of the talent that we have, including the many students we recruit and hire to be the next generation of leaders in the energy field. This is why the Department of Energy is involved in the It Gets Better Project, a national campaign to provide support to LGBT youth. As the Acting Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, I recorded a message to students around the country.