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June 24, 2019
Co-Optima Identifies Innovation Needed to Continue Momentum in Fuel Economy Gains
We now know what innovation is needed to make real fuel economy gains.
May 3, 2019
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Benefits of EERE Small Business Innovation Grants Confirmed in New Study
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy recently published a new study on the innovation and economic benefits of DOE’s SBIR grants.
May 2, 2019
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Advanced Wind Turbine Drivetrain Trends and Opportunities
High-Efficiency Lightweight Generators Needed for Supersized Turbines on Land and Offshore
April 30, 2019
And the Winners of the 2019 Geothermal Student Competition Are…
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Geothermal Student Competition!
April 26, 2019
Clean Cities Coalitions Map
Clean Cities Coalitions Celebrate 25 Years of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles
For 25 years, the public and private sectors have been coming together under the Clean Cities umbrella, to promote clean-burning, domestic...
March 22, 2019
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World Water Day: Recognizing the Importance of Clean and Affordable Water
In celebration of World Water Day, EERE would like to help recognize the importance of safe, secure, and affordable water.
March 21, 2019
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Iowa Creates a Biomass Conversion Action Plan for State's Bioeconomy
Implementing a state energy plan can help ensure that a state is doing everything economically feasible to manage energy consumption and reduce energy
March 13, 2019
EERE Success Story—Making Precast Concrete Façades with 3D-Printed Molds
With BTO and AMO funding, ORNL developed the technology to manufacture the precast concrete panels that make up the façade of the Domino Sugar Site A
March 5, 2019
EERE Success Story—Maryland Advances Energy Efficiency in State Building Portfolio
Maryland advances energy efficiency in state building portfolio.
February 27, 2019
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Activating American Solar Movers and Makers
The solar industry is on the move—expanding into new states and creating new business opportunities across the country.
February 19, 2019
Batteries Are Powering American Innovation, Manufacturing and Our Economy
The Administration believes a strong American manufacturing sector is critical to maintaining global competitiveness and national security
February 19, 2019
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How Much Can Wind Plant Operators Save? WISDEM Counts the Ways
This small-scale field research project paves the way for a more comprehensive wind plant field validation effort.
February 19, 2019
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Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Industry Grows by 72% Since 2014
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources is the state’s leading state agency on energy policy and programs.
February 6, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Material Mash-Up Could Increase Efficiency of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Plants
A new metal composite for heat exchangers could improve energy conversion and cut costs in CSP plants.
January 28, 2019
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EERE Success Story—DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center Team Up to Help Rural Alaskan Communities Identify Energy Savings
DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center team up to help rural Alaskan communities identify energy savings.
January 25, 2019
Hand holding the electrochemical humidity control device prior to installation at the Statue of Liberty Museum.
EERE Success Story—DOE Small Business Innovation Research Award Winner Installs Electrochemical Humidity Control Devices at Two U.S. Museums
Xergy Inc., a small company from Delaware, utilized SBIR funding under the authorization of DOE's BTO, to develop a novel microclimate control system.
January 16, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Minnesota Offers Residents a Tip Sheet for Hiring Solar Installers
Part three of Minnesota's energy efforts to support its public entities and residents.
January 2, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Small Wonder: New Converter and Wiring Setup Can Improve Photovoltaic Module Performance
eIQ Energy’s power electronics device enables modules to work independently while increasing power output.
January 2, 2019
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EERE Success Story—Part 2 – The Proof is in the Savings
Part two of Minnesota’s energy efforts to support its public entities and residents.
December 20, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Small Wonder: New Converter and Wiring Setup Can Improve Photovoltaic Module Performance
eIQ Energy’s power electronics device enables modules to work independently while increasing power output.
December 18, 2018
Geothermal Student Competition Will Take Data Analytics to New Depths
Are you a student? Are you looking for opportunities to gain experience and build your resume? Then the Geothermal Student Competition is for you!
December 17, 2018
EERE Success Story—First Composite Screw-Turbine Tested at Full-Scale in the United States
Percheron Power of Kennewick, Washington, recently concluded an initial round of prototype testing for their Composite Archimedes Hydrodynamic Screw.
December 14, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is housed in the Golden Rule Building in St. Paul, Minn.
EERE Success Story—Part 1 – Paving the Way for Energy Efficiency in Minnesota
Minnesota sought to reduce both energy waste and costs by creating the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program.
December 7, 2018
EERE Success Story—University of Oklahoma Scientists Crack the Case Wide Open for Enhanced Geothermal Systems
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma conducted a rock fracturing experiment that showcased the potential for enhanced geothermal systems.
December 3, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Inspector Gadget: New Device Can Spot Defects in Photovoltaic Modules
Startup Tau Science’s scanner shows signs of module damage and keeps repair crews safe.