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The EERE Blog includes updates to current Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) projects, interviews with energy experts, and success stories about EERE’s technology offices and national laboratories. Subscribe to the blog email list.

October 5, 2018
In Celebration of American Manufacturing
The Energy Department is working with U.S. manufacturers to improve energy productivity – the ability to produce more with less energy.
September 26, 2018
EERE Success Story—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers
With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
September 21, 2018
Up to $11 million available for natural gas vehicle research.
Natural gas is poised to play a key role as a versatile, low-emission fuel and is an increasingly attractive alternative to conventional diesel fuel
September 13, 2018
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Keeping the Lights On: Essential Reliability Services
A look behind the scenes at what happens every time you flip a light switch.
September 7, 2018
EERE Success Story—Utah Launched Greenpower Electric Car Challenge to Engage Students in STEM
The Greenpower Electric Car Challenge is administered by Utah State University, in partnership with OED, Siemens, and Greenpower USA.
August 27, 2018
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Innovative Markets for Marine Energy
A look into marine energy's unique potential to serve 12 maritime markets
August 23, 2018
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems’ 100-kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.
Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
August 23, 2018
Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2017 grew to 370 feet, up 135 percent since 1998–1999. | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Get the details on a few of the lesser known wind energy facts.
August 23, 2018
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Top 4 Trends in the U.S. Wind Market
Wind power capacity in the United States continued to experience strong growth in 2017.
August 17, 2018
Quiz: Test Your Wind Energy IQ
How much do you know about wind energy? Test your knowledge with our wind power quiz!
August 13, 2018
EERE Success Story—Small Business Voucher Awardee Develops Approach for Evaluating Hydropower Potential from Conduits
Selected by the WPTO for the SBV Program, Telluride Energy, partnered with ORNL to develop approach for evaluating hydropower potential from conduits.
August 9, 2018
How Much Power is 1 Gigawatt?
It’s a date most movie buffs know by heart: October 21, 2015 – the day Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Stephen Spielberg’s ...
August 7, 2018
Block Island wind turbines
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
July 12, 2018
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New Resource Shows Challenges and Advances in Renewable Energy Integration
Have you ever driven by a still wind turbine on a sunny day and wondered, “What happens if it’s not windy? How does that generate electricity?”
June 20, 2018
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EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation
Researchers look at wastewater sludge; animal manure; food waste; and fats, oil and grease as sources for the production of biofuel
June 20, 2018
Cleantech University Prize 2018 Wrap Up
Here's a summary as we’ve traveled to attend the eight regional Cleantech University Prize competitions.
June 5, 2018
EERE Success Story—Hawaii Creates a Tool to Better Identify Renewable Energy Siting Potential
Hawaii’s Renewable EnerGIS mapping tool provide renewable energy resource and site information for specific Hawaii locations.
June 5, 2018
idaho fire truck OEMR
EERE Success Story—Idaho Leads by Example by Reducing Energy in Rural Communities
OEMR utilized Petroleum Violation Escrow funds under the authorization of the Energy Department’s State Energy Program.
June 1, 2018
2015 National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Winner Hyliion: Where Are They Now?
Three years after its National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition win, EERE is checking in with Hyliion to see how things are going.
May 21, 2018
Universidad del Turabo Industrial Assessment Center assisted with Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria recovery efforts by by installing donated solar power systems for the local water distribution and community centers.
Industrial Assessment Centers Adapt to Aid Puerto Rico Recovery
One of DOE's Industrial Assessment Centers is assisting with Puerto Rico's recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
May 17, 2018
Space Exploration, Powered by Combined Heat and Power
DOE partnered with NASA's Johnson Space Center to launch a new combined heat and power plant to generate 70% of the center's electricity.
May 16, 2018
WasteLESS Tech’s Coating to Reduce Water Consumption Wins the Allegheny Region Cleantech University Prize Collegiate Competition
Penn State University’s WasteLESS Tech took home the top $50,000 prize at the 2018 Allegheny Cleantech University Prize collegiate competition.
May 11, 2018
DOE Seeks Feedback on the Use of Challenges and Prize Competitions to Address Critical Water Issues
DOE is seeking feedback on how to tackle barriers that may prevent long-term access to low-cost water.
May 3, 2018
Collegiate Wind Competition
5 Facts About the Collegiate Wind Competition
Collegiate Wind Competition helps undergraduates learn the real-world skills they need to grow America's energy economy.
April 18, 2018
Ask A Scientist: Karma Sawyer, Building Technologies Office
Karma Sawyer is the Program Manager for Emerging Technologies.