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July 18, 2012
Luther College and Decorah, Iowa, Partner to Help Create a Clean Energy Future launches a new video series about community investments in clean energy projects.

July 10, 2012
Making Efficiency a More Efficient Business

How energy efficiency professionals can make the most out of these new Better Buildings Neighborhood Program features.

June 29, 2012
The Rockwood Lithium manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. | Photo courtesy of Rockwood Lithium.
A Material Change: Bringing Lithium Production Back to America

A lithium manufacturer opens two facilities, creating 100 new jobs and dramatically increasing U.S. lithium production capacity.

June 15, 2012
Kyle Travis, left and Jon Jackson, with Lighthouse Solar, install microcrystalline PV modules on top of Kevin Donovan's town home. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder.
Solar in Demand

The clean energy economy is here, creating jobs and helping secure our energy independence.

June 12, 2012
DOE is investing in projects that will increase energy efficiency in the manufacturing industry. One project will develop a new process for producing titanium components that could reduce the materials needed by ten-fold in aircraft and vehicle manufacturing. | Courtesy of Flickr user <a href="">markjhandel</a>, Creative Commons license.
American Manufacturing Gets a Boost

“Invented in America, made in America, and sold around the world.” At the Energy Department, this isn’t just a catchphrase -- it’s a course of action.

June 6, 2012
National Renewable Energy Lab Scientist Ki Ye. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder.
Bringing A Woman's Voice to Clean Energy

The Energy Department and MIT team up to launch the C3E awards - recognizing mid-career individuals who advance the leadership of women in clean energy.

May 24, 2012
Green Launching Pad 2.0 awards ceremony with Secretary Chu, Gov. John Lynch, and UNH President Mark Huddleston held at EnerTrac, Inc., in Hudson, NH. | Courtesy of University of New Hampshire Photographic Services
"Green Launching Pad" Supports Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Green Launching Pad program is helping new businesses grow and save energy.

May 22, 2012
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman meets with owners and workers at Diversified Chemical Technologies, a small business in Detroit, MI. | Energy Department photo
Energy Deputy Secretary Poneman Tours Minority-Owned Small Business in Detroit

Small businesses are the engine of our economy, employing half of all workers in America and creating two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. And as this economy recovers and small businesses rebound — they're helping revive communities across the country.

May 16, 2012
Secretary Chu's Remarks at the World Renewable Energy Forum Press Availability - As Prepared for Delivery

Secretary Chu's remarks, as prepared for delivery, at a press availability at the World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver, Colorado.