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August 18, 2016
 Plants capture CO2 and convert it into sugars that store energy. | Public Domain photo.
A New Leaf: Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Back Into Fuel

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory found a way to recycle CO2 back into fuel, much the same way plants absorb and convert it.

August 11, 2016
A CO2 laser melts a rod of solid sapphire and draws a sapphire optical fiber. Sapphire has a high melting point, which can withstand the brutal conditions inside gas turbine engines and solid oxide fuel cells. | Photo courtesy of National Energy Technology Laboratory.
The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors

National Lab scientists are building special sensors to see and hear inside turbine engines, boilers, gasifiers and fuel cells.

May 31, 2016
Global Energy Leaders Gather in California to Drive Clean Energy Development and Deployment

Goal of meetings will be to expand international collaboration in clean energy research, development, demonstration and deployment to combat climate change.

May 27, 2016
Secretary Moniz sits with Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathy Sullivan (center) and Energy Department Senior Advisor Melanie Kenderdine (right) at the White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy. | Photo by Sarah Gerrity, Department of Energy.
Gathering All Our Talents to Revolutionize Clean Energy

Secretary Moniz talked to us about why it's important to encourage women across the world to study clean energy in advance of the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Symposium on May 31.

May 27, 2016
A new chemical process has the potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by transforming CO2 into fuel and useful chemicals. | Image courtesy of NETL.
Scientists Can Recycle CO2 Using Gold

A new process from the National Labs has the potential to reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions.

May 19, 2016
Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, takes a break to look out over Yosemite National Park. | Photo courtesy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
10 Questions with Geologist Tammy Dickinson

Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Director for Environment and Energy at the White House, answers questions about having an asteroid named after her, the project that makes her proudest and being the only woman in the room.

May 18, 2016
10 Ways the Clean Energy Ministerial Is Speeding Up the World’s Clean Energy Revolution

The world needs a lot more clean energy, and fast. Here are 10 ways the Clean Energy Ministerial is working to deliver the solutions to climate change and improve energy access around the globe.

May 17, 2016
These Tiny Capsules Fight Climate Change

Scientists at the National Labs designed a new way to capture carbon dioxide by making tiny microcapsules using everyday baking soda.

May 5, 2016
VIDEO: Getting Started on the Road to Clean Energy

A new program called Cyclotron Road connects clean energy entrepreneurs with the unique resources of our National Labs.

April 22, 2016
PHOTOS: 11 Carbon-Fighting Energy Technologies

Scroll through the photo gallery to see just a few of the ways the Energy Department is addressing climate change through technologies that cut carbon pollution, grow the economy and protect the planet.