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August 21, 2013
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are using predictive tools to understand ecological changes driven by frequent fires due to invasive plant species in California’s Mojave Desert. In collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey, scientists are integrating recent advances in fire science and remote sensing tools to characterize the relationship between non-native invasive plant species and wildfire in the desert under current and changing climate conditions. The satellite image shown here is of the Mojave Desert transformed to principal components highlighting geologic formations, land use and vegetation cover. | Image courtesy of PNNL scientist Jerry Tagestad and the U.S. Global Land Cover Facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Photo of the Week: Mapping the Link between Invasive Plants and Wildfire in the Mojave Desert

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August 21, 2013
#ActOnClimate: Secretary Moniz's First Three Months

It's been three months since Secretary Moniz took office. Learn how he's been a leader on climate change since Day One.

July 30, 2013
Secretary Moniz Speaks on Future of Fossil Energy

Watch the video of Secretary Moniz speaking to NETL employees about how the clean energy technologies developed by our National Labs are helping combat climate change.

July 29, 2013
Excerpts of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz’s Remarks at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown

On Monday, July 29, 2013, Secretary Moniz will visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown, W. Va.

July 3, 2013
EERE Announces Next Steps on President's Climate Action Plan

On Friday, June 28, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy hosted a webinar on the energy efficiency aspects of the President's Climate Action Plan. Rick Duke, Associate Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Domestic Policy Council, provided an overview of President Obama's comprehensive Climate Action Plan to cut the carbon pollution that causes climate change and threatens our health. The Department of Energy's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Kathleen Hogan, provided a deeper dive into how EERE will implement the plan's action steps to cut energy waste in our homes, businesses, and factories. See the webinar slides.

June 26, 2013
The President’s Plan to Reduce Carbon Pollution: Myths v. Reality

Get the facts on President Obama's plan to address climate change.

June 23, 2013
Fourth Graders Power Their Classroom with Solar Energy

Video documents a group of fourth graders quest to take their classroom "off the grid."

May 24, 2013
Moniz Speaks at White House Leadership Summit on Women, Climate and Energy

Secretary Moniz tells White House group that addressing the risks of climate change is the reason he returned to the Energy Department.