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U.S. Department of Energy Awards $3.5 Million to New Gas Reactor Design
Project will examine ways to reduce construction and maintenance costs of high-temperature gas-cooled reactor design.
December 5, 2019
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Dan Brouillette Confirmed By The U.S. Senate To Be Secretary of Energy
In a bipartisan vote of 70-15 the United States Senate confirmed Dan Brouillette to be the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy.
December 2, 2019
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Secretary Rick Perry Calls For Continued Progress On Santa Susana Field Laboratory Cleanup
On his final day in office, Secretary Perry issued the following statement regarding the cleanup of Santa Susana Field Laboratory.
December 1, 2019
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DOE to Provide $100 Million for High Energy Physics Research
Today, DOE announced a plan to provide $100 million over the next four years for new experimental and theoretical research to high energy physics.
November 22, 2019
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White House Appoints 2019-2020 Class of White House Fellows
The President’s Commission on White House Fellows announces the appointment of the 2019-2020 class of White House Fellows.
November 22, 2019
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Department of Energy Launches Plastics Innovation Challenge
Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Plastics Innovation Challenge.
November 21, 2019
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DOE Responds To Ambassador Sondland's Comments Before House Intelligence Committee
Statement from DOE on Ambassador Sondland's Comments Before House Intelligence Committee.
November 20, 2019
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Secretary Perry Hosts DOE Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony and Bids Farewell to All
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its annual Secretary’s Honor Awards Ceremony at DOE Headquarters.
November 19, 2019
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DOE Announces $15 Million for Development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Tools
DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced $15 million in funding for 23 projects.
November 19, 2019
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DOE Announces $40 Million for Energy Frontier Research Centers
DOE announced a proposed $40 million in Fiscal Year 2020 for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs).
November 19, 2019
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ENERGY BLOG

Cosmic Ray Tool Repaired in Space
The AMS is a particle physics detector attached to the ISS run by an international team from 16 countries, whose efforts are supported by the DOE.
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Building a Computer Literate Workforce
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories and the NNSA have a wide variety of cyber-focused STEM programs.
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What is a Radioisotope Power System?
Nuclear has powered space exploration for decades. Learn radioisotope power systems' role in the most successful space missions in U.S. history.
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SRS Women@LiquidWaste Group Celebrates Year of Growth, Success
SRS Women@LiquidWaste Group Celebrates Year of Growth, Success
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Add Wind Power Experience to Your Resume … While You’re Still in College
Find out where to start, what to expect, and how to stand out now that EERE has issued the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 call for proposals.
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NNSA National Lab employees chosen as STEM ambassadors
Two NNSA lab employees chosen by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as role models for girls
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Nuclear Power Pack: 3 Can’t Miss STEM Resources on Nuclear Energy
From interactive games to excellent lessons plans, here are 3 engaging STEM resources that will power up inquisitive minds with nuclear energy facts.
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The U.S. Department of Energy Releases Request for Proposal for Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 Applicants
Are you ready to see what it takes for a career in wind energy? The application process is officially open for the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021.
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US Department of Energy Announces $4 Million Funding Opportunity for the Minority Education, Workforce, and Training (MEWT) Program
The MEWT Program is designed to increase engagement and capabilities of underserved communities within STEM and energy fields.
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DOE Offices Partner With Nonprofit to Advance STEM in Indian Country
The past, present, and future came together when Shoshone-Bannock Tribes member Talia Martin explained the history.
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Media Advisories

DOE To Hold Press Briefing Call On Plastics Innovation Challenge
Today, at 2:15PM Eastern there will be a press briefing call on the plastics innovation challenge.
November 21, 2019
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Secretary Perry To Deliver Remarks At International Framework For Nuclear Energy Cooperation
On Thursday, November 14, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will deliver opening remarks alongside Senator Lisa Murkowski.
November 12, 2019
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Secretary Perry To Deliver Remarks At The National Security Commission On Artificial Intelligence Conference
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will deliver remarks to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) Conference.
November 1, 2019
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National Day of Remembrance For Nuclear Weapons Program Workers
October 30, 2019 marks the National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers. This year is the 11th anniversary.
October 30, 2019
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Deputy Secretary Brouillette Meets With Kentucky Energy And Education Leaders
On Sunday, October 20, 2019, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette visited Lexington, Kentucky.
October 21, 2019
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Secretary Perry To Visit Belgium, UAE, And Saudi Arabia
Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will travel to Belgium, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
October 18, 2019
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DOE To Host 2019 CyberForce Competition
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host its 2019 CyberForce Competition on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
October 16, 2019
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DOE To Hold Press Briefing Call On Small Modular Reactors And Upcoming International Forum On SMRS
Tomorrow, October 16, 2019 at 11AM Eastern, Secretary Perry and Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Rita Baranwal will hold a press briefing.
October 15, 2019
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Secretary Perry To Visit Lithuania, Latvia, And Iceland
Next week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will be in Lithuania, Latvia, and Iceland.
October 4, 2019
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Secretary Perry To Visit Hanford Site
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will visit the Hanford site in Washington State to deliver remarks.
September 26, 2019
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Recent Speeches

Remarks by Secretary Perry for the Global Energy Institute at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Secretary Perry delivered remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
November 19, 2019
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Secretary Perry Addresses the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence
DOE Secretary Rick Perry addresses the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.
November 5, 2019
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Deputy Secretary Brouillette: IEA "Big IdEAs" Speaker Series
Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette delivered remarks for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Big IdEAs speaker series in Paris, France.
July 11, 2019
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“Digitalization and Automation in the Oil and Gas Industry – Challenges and Opportunities” Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel
Deputy Secretary Brouillette spoke at the Digitalization and Automation in the Oil and Gas Industry Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel.
June 24, 2019
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Secretary Perry at EarthX 2019 in Dallas
Secretary Perry spoke at EarthX in Dallas on April 25, 2019.
April 30, 2019
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Deputy Secretary Brouillette: 11th U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue & Business Summit
Introductory Remarks for Deputy Secretary Brouillette 11th U.S.-MX CEO Dialogue & Business Summit for the Development of Southern Mexico Session.
April 12, 2019
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The New American Energy Era: Secretary Perry Keynote Address at CERA Week
Secretary Perry talks about the new era of American energy at CERAWeek in Texas.
March 13, 2019
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Energy Diversity and Security Remarks by Secretary Rick Perry
Secretary Rick Perry talks about energy diversity and security in Prague, Czech Republic.
November 14, 2018
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Secretary Perry Announces the Launch of the U.S.-Poland Strategic Energy Dialogue
United States and Poland sign Memorandum of Understanding for a reinforced Strategic Dialogue on Energy.
November 9, 2018
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IAEA General Conference: Opening Remarks by Secretary Rick Perry
Secretary Perry's remarks at the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria on September 17, 2018.
September 17, 2018
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Direct Current Podcast: Powering Missions to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond

Learn about the miniature nuclear reactor that could provide electricity to future crewed space missions.

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#STEMRising

An International Approach to Advocating for More Women in Energy Careers
December 9, 2019
IEA Ministerial C3E An International Approach to Advocating for More Women in Energy Careers
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Building a Computer Literate Workforce
December 5, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories and the NNSA have a wide variety of cyber-focused STEM programs.
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Argonne launches First Look@Argonne: A minorities STEM conference
December 5, 2019
Argonne’s launch of First Look@Argonne helps minority undergrads learn how to apply for internships.
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High School Students’ Data Science Contributions Boost Biomineralization Research
November 29, 2019
Katherine Hausladen and Paulina Urbanowicz spent the summer between their junior and senior years of high school at DOE's Oak Ridge National Lab.
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Veterans@Energy
Served and still serving. Learn how veterans are making a difference at the Energy Department.
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