On Thursday, Secretary Chu announced six projects that aim to find ways of convert captured carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources into useful products. The innovative projects – funded with $106 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and matched with $156 million in private cost-share – will seek to use CO2 emissions from industrial sources to create useful products such as fuel, plastics, cement, and fertilizers. Find out more here.

The Department‘s Clean Cities program outlined easy ways for drivers to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency on the Energy Savers Blog. By “eco-driving” or taking small steps like easy acceleration and observing the speed limit, drivers are able to improve their fuel economy by more than a third. Learn how to become an eco-driver here