Liisa O'Neill

Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

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A former online news producer, Liisa O’Neill served in the Office of Public Affairs as a New Media Specialist from May to December 2011. A graduate of New York University, Liisa O’Neill spent four years at ABC News and the New York Daily News, before moving to Washington, D.C., where she was an online communications consultant working with clean energy nonprofits, political campaigns and international development organizations. In 2010, she also headed online operations for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s campaign as Director of New Media. A Seattle native, Liisa revels in the outdoors -- running, playing soccer and swimming -- and enjoys good food with friends and taking advantage of the many outdoor markets in the District.

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Advanced Biofuels: How Scientists are Engineering Bacteria to Help Drive America
December 6, 2011

Researchers at the Energy Department's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have engineered the first strains of the bacteria to digest switchgrass...

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National Lab 'Flips Switch' on East Coast's Largest Solar Array
November 21, 2011

The 32-megawatt Long Island Solar Farm Project will produce enough energy to power up to 4,500 homes. The 164,312 solar panels hosted at the Lab in...

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SLAC X-ray Identifies Mystery Atom Critical to Food Supply
November 18, 2011

Scientists at the Energy Department’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently made a huge step in discovering how plants convert nitrogen...

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Delivering Innovations That Create Jobs: National Lab Ignites Business for Entrepreneurs 
November 17, 2011

Tapping the entrepreneurial spirit of its Silicon Valley surroundings, Lawrence Livermore National Lab has a legacy that includes the launch of...

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Breakthrough Berkeley Mist Sealant Technology: Potential to Save Americans $5B Per Year
November 7, 2011

Air duct system leaks cost Americans $5 billion every year. A simple mist now on the market -- developed by Berkeley Lab -- can seal thousands of...

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'Taking Charge': Kansans Save $2.3M in Challenge to Change Their Energy Behavior
November 4, 2011

How did the Climate and Energy Project (CEP), a small environmental organization that has received Recovery Act funding, achieve $2.3 million in...

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Energy Matters: Clean Energy Technology Markets
October 21, 2011

Watch the full video of Senior Advisor Richard Kauffman October 20, 2011 live chat on He spoke about what drew him to the Department...

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LiveChat Thurs, 10/20, 2pm ET: Clean Tech Markets
October 17, 2011

Please join Richard Kauffman, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, for a live discussion about the challenges and opportunities of renewable...

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RFID Technology Creating Jobs, Impacting Americans With Increasing Frequency
October 11, 2011

From scanning a metro card on a daily commute, to locating a lost pet that’s gone missing, RFID tags touch most Americans’ lives frequently...

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