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May 14, 2012
The Race is On: Clean Energy and New Jobs in America, Starting in Michigan

Deputy Secretary Poneman travels to Michigan to highlight how America can win the clean energy race

May 10, 2012
Mark Cecchini-Beaver at the University of Idaho is one of ten new participants in the Hydro Fellowship Program. | Photo courtesy of the Hydro Research Foundation.
Brainpower for Hydropower

Today the Energy Department announced the 2012 selections for the Hydro Fellowship Program in cooperation with the Hydro Research Foundation.

May 1, 2012
Greater application of CO2-EOR could yield a significant boost to the U.S. economy, including increased economic activity, improved balance of trade, job creation, and reduced oil imports.
Adding “Utilization” to Carbon Capture and Storage

The Office of Fossil Energy is doing their part to advance the all-of-the-above energy strategy by continuing to work with industry to safely, responsibly and sustainably develop our nation’s fossil energy resources.

April 19, 2012
Over the past four years, the United States has reclaimed the title as the world’s leading investor in clean energy technologies and we are on track to double renewable energy generation. Join Secretary Chu for a live chat on the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:45 am ET at <a href="http://www.energy.gov/livechat">Energy.gov/LiveChat.</a>
Have You Heard? America is #1 Again.

Over the past four years, the United States has reclaimed the title as the world’s leading investor in clean energy technologies and we are on track to double renewable energy generation. Join Secretary Chu for a live chat on the benefits of transitioning to a clean energy economy Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:45 am ET at Energy.gov/LiveChat.

April 18, 2012
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman joins officials from Tennessee government agencies and the University of Tennessee at the official opening of the West Tennessee Solar Farm. | Energy Department photo.
Harvesting the Sun at the West Tennessee Solar Farm

The West Tennessee Solar Farm (WTSF) is now open for business!

March 22, 2012
Design by Hantz Leger
Energy Department Launches Apps for Energy

The Energy Department is launching a new contest -- Apps for ENERGY. Get ready to change the way you think about your utility data.

March 21, 2012
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Commitment to American Made Energy

President Obama highlighted his Administration’s focus on a sustained, all-of-the-above approach to developing American energy.

March 7, 2012
Emissions Technology Gives Company Clean Win as Energy Innovator

Umpqua Energy produced an emission control system that can potentially reduce the emissions from vehicles by 90 percent.

March 5, 2012
A robot works on crystalline solar cells at Wisconsin-based Helios USA, LLC. The opening of the manufacturing plant has supported 26 jobs and is projected to create a total of 50 permanent jobs in the state and was supported through a State Energy Program loan. | Courtesy of Helios USA, LLC.
Not a Long Time Ago in an Energy Efficient Galaxy Not Very Far Away

A manufacturer of crystalline solar cells recently opened a new manufacturing facility for the assembly of solar panels by plant staff and robots in Milwaukee. This project is a result of Recovery Act funds from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP).