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October 30, 2020
Armstrong Flooring Recognized for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency
Blog authored by Assistant Secretary Daniel R Simmons
October 30, 2020
Investing in the Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Workforce
Blog authored by Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Daniel R Simmons.
October 29, 2020
How Florida’s Premier University Strives to Improve our Energy Futures
Blog authored Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Alex Fitzsimmons.
October 29, 2020
DOE Launches New Pilot Program to Validate Emerging Industrial Technologies
Blog authored by Alex Fitzsimmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency.
October 26, 2020
Energy’s Role in a Safe and Secure Water Supply for the Nation
Energy’s Role in a Safe and Secure Water Supply for the Nation
October 23, 2020
2021 Collegiate Wind Competition
2021 Collegiate Wind Competition to Focus on Outreach and Planning for Adaptability
A new academic year is underway, which means a new class of college students is preparing for the 2021 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.
October 22, 2020
The Departments of Energy and Transportation Collaborate to Improve Public Transportation Efficiency and Effectiveness Using Data and Tec...
The Departments of Energy and Transportation collaborate to improve public transportation efficiency and effectiveness using data and technology.
October 15, 2020
The Plastics Innovation Challenge: DOE’s Vision for American Leadership in Plastics Recycling
A by Alex Fitzsimmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy
October 12, 2020
Can Connected Communities Solve Grid Challenges At-Scale? Let’s Find Out.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons Blog on Connected Communities FOA
October 8, 2020
Hydrogen tank with clear blue sky in the background
Five Things You Might Not Know About H2@Scale
Explains the importance of hydrogen, its many uses, and what DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is doing with H2@Scale to innovate.
October 8, 2020
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
October 8, 2020
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
October 8, 2020
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Brush up on your knowledge of wind! Get the details on a few of the lesser-known wind energy facts.
October 2, 2020
Why Manufacturing Matters: Driving American Manufacturing through Energy Innovation
On the first Friday of October, we at the Department of Energy join millions of Americans throughout the nation in celebrating Manufacturing Day.
October 1, 2020
The Faces of Modern Manufacturing
These new technologies are not just improving plants and processes—they are shaping modern manufacturing careers.
September 29, 2020
A single polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell sandwiched between clear plastic plates.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Hydrogen and Fuel Cells?
Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies power cars, buildings and more. But how much do you know about them? Test your knowledge with this quiz!
September 16, 2020
USGS and EERE: Collaborating to Strengthen America’s Energy and Resource Independence
EERE and USGS are improving energy integration, affordability, and diversity, and providing Americans with reliable energy and mineral resources.
September 3, 2020
5 bioenergy daily uses
5 Everyday Products Made from Biomass: A Few May Surprise You
You likely use products made from biomass—organic plant, algae, and waste material—every day.
September 1, 2020
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Get Inspired This #STEMtember!
Help celebrate STEM this September with EERE.
August 10, 2020
Wind turbine in the water at sunset surrounded by a light from a tool that measures offshore wind performance.
Celebrating American Wind Week: WETO Shows Wind Is the Answer
As we celebrate American Wind Week, let’s look at some of WETO’s most exciting wind energy research this year.
August 6, 2020
EERE Critical Minerals Supply Chains Efforts
Read about EERE's critical minerals supply chains efforts.
July 21, 2020
Illustration of a wind turbine gearbox.
How a Wind Turbine Works
Learn the basics of how wind turbines operate to produce power from a renewable resource—the wind.
July 16, 2020
General Motors assembly line
DOE’s 50001 Ready Supports Energy Efficiency in the Automotive Industry
General Motors has attained the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready status at twenty five of its U.S.-based plants.
July 15, 2020
Fish swimming in the ocean.
Five Marine Energy Uses You Might Not Be Thinking About
The blue economy represents the interplay between economic, social, and ecological sustainability of the ocean.