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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.

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.
March 5, 2018
Expanded Electric Vehicle Access in the American West
Expanded Electric Vehicle Access in the American West
An infrastructure that can support 20,000 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids is now coming to the West.
February 28, 2018
A Pathway to Zero Energy Schools
A Pathway to Zero Energy Schools
Zero energy buildings are defined by the Building Technologies Office (BTO) as extremely energy-efficient buildings.
February 27, 2018
5 Questions with Robyn Hebron
5 Questions with Robyn Hebron
Robyn Hebron sat down with us recently for a brief discussion as part of a Black History Month Blog Series.
February 26, 2018
Ask an Energy Auditor: 5 Questions with Ethan Heslep, Community Housing Partners
Ask an Energy Auditor: 5 Questions with Ethan Heslep, Community Housing Partners
Ethan Heslep has been an Energy Auditor with Community Housing Partners (CHP) Energy Solutions for the last eight years.
February 21, 2018
4 Questions with Melvin Hale
4 Questions with Melvin Hale
Melvin Hale sat down with us recently for a brief discussion as part of a Black History Month Blog Series.
February 20, 2018
Breakthrough Fuels-Engines R&D Offers Dramatic Boost in Fuel Savings, Economy, and Energy Security
Breakthrough Fuels-Engines R&D Offers Dramatic Boost in Fuel Savings, Economy, and Energy Security
As global energy demand grows, America needs to keep innovating. New energy options can create jobs, boost the economy, and improve national security.
February 14, 2018
5 Things to Know About Geothermal Power
Geothermal energy can be harnessed both as a source of renewable electricity as well as directly for heating and cooling applications.
February 13, 2018
5 Questions with Sonia Kassambara
5 Questions with Sonia Kassambara
Sonia Kassambara sat down with us recently for a brief discussion as part of a Black History Month Blog Series.
February 9, 2018
University of Tennesse Engineering Students Take Sledding to a Whole New Level
University of Tennessee Engineering Students Take Sledding to a Whole New Level
While athletes are gathering around the world for the Winter Olympics, stateside, this group of engineering students take sledding to a new level.
February 8, 2018
Inkjet-printed perovskite solar cells
Iris PV and NREL Work to Modernize Rooftop Solar Production with Tandem Solar Panels
Iris Photovoltaics, Inc. is working to modernize how silicon solar panels are manufactured and increase efficiency to a range of 25-30%.
February 7, 2018
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
4 Technological Advances for Keeping Your Home Warm While Reducing Your Energy Bill
While winter weather can bring magnificent snowy views, it isn’t always a pretty picture for your heating bill.
February 6, 2018
4 Questions With Dr. Gerald Curry
4 Questions With Dr. Gerald Curry
Dr. Gerald Curry sat down with us recently for a brief discussion as part of a Black History Month Blog Series.
February 5, 2018
Platooning Trucks to Cut Cost and Improve Efficiency
Platooning Trucks to Cut Cost and Improve Efficiency
Early studies have shown that 65% of current long-haul truck miles could potentially be platooned, reducing total truck fuel consumption by 4%.
February 1, 2018
Renaissance Services Industrialized Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Cuts Production Time in Half
Renaissance Services Industrialized Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Cuts Production Time in Half
Dan Sokol, managing partner at Ohio-based Renaissance Services, takes ceramics to a whole new level.
January 29, 2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Creates Fidget Spinner the Width of a Human Hair
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) took on a singular challenge: construct a fidget spinner the width of a human hair.
January 25, 2018
Clemson Wind Testing Center
EERE Success Story—Clemson University to Test Next-Generation Wind Drivetrain
Wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas announced a $35 million, five-year investment with Clemson University to test its new 9.5-MW gearbox.
January 24, 2018
Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
Ready, Set, Go! Bioenergy Research Facilities and Industry Run the Relay Race toward Energy Security
In the race to achieve U.S. energy independence, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office is running full speed ahead.
January 23, 2018
Wind Turbines in Extreme Weather: Solutions for Hurricane Resiliency
Wind Turbines in Extreme Weather: Solutions for Hurricane Resiliency
Offshore wind turbines on the Atlantic coast (as well as the Gulf Mexico) have several challenges to contend with—including hurricanes.
January 17, 2018
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
When Virginia Castro returned from temporary assignment to Puerto Rico, she brought back memories and lessons that transformed her perspective.
January 16, 2018
WVU Energy Institute geothermal DDU feasibility study.
Using Deep Geothermal to Heat and Cool Buildings and Reduce Energy Bills
You might not realize it, but beneath our feet lies a source of heat that can be tapped to provide heating and cooling
January 11, 2018
Lucid and LBNL Partnership Produces Free Tool to Save Energy
Lucid and LBNL Partnership Produces Free Tool to Save Energy
A free tool to benchmark a building’s energy use…and save money? That's the result of a partnership between Lucid Design Group and LBNL
January 10, 2018
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
Better Buildings’ Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) is breaking down barriers that low income communities face.
January 9, 2018
EERE Success Story—Archer Daniels Midland Partners with PNNL to Become a Leading Producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol
With the help of PNNL, Archer Daniels Midland is a leading producer of Biobased Propylene Glycol.