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DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Initiative Projects with Potential to Power Millions of U.S. Homes
DOE's FORGE Initiative awarded $46 million in funding for geothermal projects with potential to power tens of millions of homes in the United States.
February 24, 2021
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DOE Announces Teams to Compete in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition
DOE announces 11 teams selected to compete in the 2022 Collegiate wind competition, where students will design, build, and test a model wind turbine.
February 18, 2021
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NNSA renews university consortium grant for research and development into nuclear science, engineering, and security
The mission of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium is to train the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers
February 11, 2021
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DOE Announces $100 Million for Transformative Clean Energy Solutions
In support of the Biden Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $100 million for transformative clean energy solutions.
February 11, 2021
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DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy announced today a Notice of Sale of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
February 11, 2021
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DOE Welcomes Additional Biden-Harris Appointees
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced additional Biden-Harris Administration appointees joining the DOE team.
February 9, 2021
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Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
These new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision.
January 21, 2021
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Department of Energy Partners with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Support Battery Manufacturing Workforce
The $1 million project will assist in the development of an Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center, a training center based in the Midwest.
January 20, 2021
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Department of Energy announces Secretary’s Honor Award Recipients
Employees and contractors are recognized for their service and contributions to the Department’s mission and the benefit of the nation.
January 20, 2021
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Department of Energy and Department of Defense Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Space Cooperation
DOD and DOE continue and enhance their longstanding partnership on space-related research and technology development.
January 19, 2021
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Energy Blog

Equity in Energy: Focused Fight to Address Disparities Among America’s People of Color
Amid a shifting energy landscape, the Department's first-ever deputy director for Energy Justice sees a chance to make a positive difference.
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Society of Women Engineers recognizes NPO’s Christy Drewry
The national award honors individuals whose contributions have led to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering.
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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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Meet the female veteran working in STEM to shape artificial intelligence for nuclear weapons detection
Angela Sheffield, Senior Program Manager for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, shares her passion for new nonproliferation technologies.
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Celebrating Black History Month in 2021
We honor the excellence contributed to our mission, vision, and goals by African Americans.
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Success and Safety in STEM: Meet TK Benoit
Takeira “TK” Benoit is a nuclear safety engineer with NNSA working on design, construction, and operation of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities
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Accelerating Women's Leadership in the Clean Energy Sector
The DOE is taking action to accelerate gender diversity in clean energy fields. Learn about our work here.
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Tracking and Monitoring Climate Change in the North
While climate change has become more noticeable across the planet, its impacts have become more severe in the Arctic.
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Never Quit – The DOE National Laboratories' Fight Against Cancer
The full force of the Department of Energy National Laboratories has been addressing cancer research and treatments. Read more about this work.
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Delivering on STEM & Workforce Development for the Future of the Planet
DOE's work on STEM and workforce training is a critical part of the fight in the battle to save our planet and address the climate crisis.
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Media Advisories

Students Nationwide to Compete in 31st Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
Middle- and high-school regional competitions begin for the National Science Bowl®
January 19, 2021
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Department of Energy Announces $3 Million for Pilot Diversity Program
DOE announced a plan for a pilot program to provide $3M for research traineeships to broaden and diversify the nuclear physics research community.
December 16, 2020
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DOE TO HOLD PRESS BRIEFING CALL
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy will make an announcement related to the domestic supply chain of critical minerals.
November 30, 2020
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Assistant Secretary Winberg to Travel to Pennsylvania
Assistant Secretary Winberg will be in Pennsylvania to participate in the Upstream PA 2020 Conference and an Energy Town Hall Meeting
October 28, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Participate in the 4th India Energy Forum by CERAWeek
Secretary Brouillette will join Dan Yergin for a press conference at the 4th India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, hosted virtually by IHS Markit.
October 28, 2020
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Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar to Visit Arizona State University
Under Secretary for Science Dabbar will visit Arizona State University, tour facilities, and meet with researchers implementing projects funded by DOE
October 27, 2020
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Deputy Secretary Mark W. Menezes to Travel to Minnesota
Deputy Secretary Mark W. Menezes will visit Daikin Applied's manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minnesota, where he will make an announcement.
October 27, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Tour Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Well Outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Secretary Brouillette will be in Washington County, Pennsylvania touring an active Range Resources natural gas well site just outside Pittsburgh, PA.
October 26, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Participate in Fireside Chat Hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute
Secretary Brouillette will participate in a fireside chat hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute. It will be moderated by Dr. Ken Medlock.
October 21, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Hold Sixth Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Meeting and Make Joint NASA Announcement
The live-streamed meeting will discuss advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, space exploration, and innovation.
October 19, 2020
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Recent Speeches

Remarks as Prepared for Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette at Baker Institute Fireside Chat
Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette addressed the Baker Institute on October 21, 2020.
October 21, 2020
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Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Brouillette to the American at the Gas Association Executive Conference
Secretary Brouillette addressed the American Gas Association Executive Conference on October 13, 2020.
October 13, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette's Remarks to the American Association of Blacks in Energy National Conference
Secretary Dan Brouillette recorded a video greeting to the attendees of the American Association of Blacks in Energy National Conference.
August 20, 2020
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Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Brouillette at the IEA Big Ideas Conference
Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Brouillette at the National Space Council
June 16, 2020
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VIDEO: Under Secretary Dabbar's Remarks for AAPI Month Celebration
Under Secretary Paul Dabbar spoke to a virtual Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month event May 28, titled “Unite Our Nation By Empowering Equality.”
May 28, 2020
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Remarks as Prepared for Secretary Brouillette at the National Space Council
Secretary Brouillette spoke about our work with the Council in powering space exploration and development and role as the "Department of Exploration."
May 19, 2020
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Remarks As Prepared by Secretary Brouillette For Women’s History Month
The Women’s History Month event was postponed due to issued guidance to stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 26, 2020
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Press Conference Remarks Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Monday, February 3, 2020 (As Prepared)
Secretary Dan Brouillette delivers remarks at a press conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Monday, February 3, 2020.
February 5, 2020
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Remarks As Prepared For Under Secretary Menezes Washington Auto Show: Industry Media Day
Remarks As Prepared For Under Secretary Menezes Washington Auto Show: Industry Media Day.
January 23, 2020
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Remarks By Secretary Brouillette For MLK Commemoration
Remarks As Prepared for Secretary Brouillette For MLK Commemoration.
January 22, 2020
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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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Mars 2020, Part 2: SuperCam Does It All

Developed by Los Alamos National Lab, SuperCam is the scientific “Swiss Army Knife” for NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover. In this episode, we hear from the SuperCam team what it's like shooting rocks with lasers, and how it could help us find life on Mars. 

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#STEMRising

The Red Planet: How DOE Was Instrumental to the Perseverance Rover
February 18, 2021
Today, around 3:55pm EST, NASA successfully landed the Perseverance Rover on Mars. Learn what the DOE did to help make that happen.
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DOE Announces Teams to Compete in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition
February 18, 2021
DOE announces 11 teams selected to compete in the 2022 Collegiate wind competition, where students will design, build, and test a model wind turbine.
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National Security Leader Earns Career Achievement in Government Award
February 11, 2021
Zach Tudor, who leads Idaho National Laboratory’s national and homeland security research programs, will receive the Career Achievement in Government
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What Hollywood Gets Wrong (and Right!) About Protecting the Earth from Asteroids
February 11, 2021
Meet Kirsten Howley, the real-life astrophysicist working to prevent “Armageddon”.
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Energy 101: Grid Storage

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Served and still serving. Learn how veterans are making a difference at the Energy Department.
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