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August 15, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy Announces Winners of Prestigious Housing Innovation Awards
DOE's Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation's top builders taking housing to the next level.
August 14, 2017
Let the Challenge Begin: DOE Partners to Launch Fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the launch of the fourth Wood Stove Design Challenge.
August 8, 2017
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Energy Department Reports: Wind Energy Continues Rapid Growth in 2016
Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa lead the nation as wind industry added more than 8,200 megawatt of capacity last year.
August 2, 2017
Energy Department Announces Additional MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Award
DOE announced that it will award a fourth project—up to $1.8 million—under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity.
August 1, 2017
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Energy Department Announces Eleven Projects to Boost Private-Sector Support of Energy Innovation
Projects address systemic barriers currently preventing the private sector from more fully supporting energy innovation.
July 12, 2017
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Energy Department Announces $46.2 Million for 48 Projects to Advance Solar Power Technologies
New projects intended to develop innovative, early-stage solar power technologies.
July 12, 2017
Energy Department Announces $19.4 Million Investment in Advanced Vehicle Technologies
DOE announced $19.4 million for 22 new cost-shared battery, materials, engine, and mobility systems projects.
July 11, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $8 Million to Enable Breakthroughs in Algae-Based Biofuels
DOE announced the selection of three algal biofuels and bioproducts projects to receive up to $8 million.
June 30, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies
DOE announced up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal Deep Direct-Use research projects.
June 28, 2017
DOE Recognizes 13 Partners in Better Buildings Interior Lighting Campaign
DOE recognized 13 organizations leading the way in efficient troffer lighting and control systems upgrades.
June 27, 2017
Energy Department Recognizes Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for Energy Efficiency Leadership
The Better Buildings Challenge recognized Loews Hotels & Co. for the energy efficiency upgrades made at the Vanderbilt Hotel.
June 26, 2017
Energy Department Announces Nearly $9 Million for Small Businesses Focused on Clean Energy Innovations
DOE recently announced $8.7 million for 58 grants to small businesses in 22 states to develop clean energy technologies.
June 21, 2017
Energy Department Announces Nearly $32 Million for Innovative Small Businesses
DOE has announced nearly $32 million in funding for small business-led projects to further develop clean energy technologies.
June 20, 2017
Department of Energy Announces $116 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants
263 grants will support innovation and job creation.
June 15, 2017
Energy Department Announces up to $12 Million for Projects to Advance Wave Energy
The Energy Department today announced up to $12 million in new projects to support the development of innovative technologies.
June 12, 2017
Energy Department Announces $3 Million for High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to use supercomputers at national labs.
June 8, 2017
Energy Department Announces $15.8 Million Investment for Innovation in Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy announced approximately $15.8 million for 30 new hydrogen and fuel cell technology projects.
June 5, 2017
Departments of Agriculture and Energy Announce Up to $9 Million through the Interagency Biomass Research and Development Initiative
New funding to increase the nation’s energy independence by supporting the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels, and biobased products.
May 16, 2017
Better Buildings Challenge Partners Save $1.9 Billion, 18 Achieve their Portfolio-Wide Goal this Year
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the energy-efficiency progress made by the 345 leading public and private sector organizations.
May 15, 2017
DOE Recognizes Achievements of Better Buildings Initiative Partners, Results of Technology Campaigns and Accelerators

This year, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) welcomed 240 organizations as partners into the Better Buildings Alliance, Better Plants, Better...

May 8, 2017
DOE Announces $3.9 Million to Help Industry Address High Performance Computing Challenges
DOE announced funding for 13 projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in U.S. manufacturing.
April 28, 2017
DOE Awards 21 Contracts to Provide New, Efficient Energy and Water Infrastructure Improvements to Federal Facilities
DOE announced awards for new energy and water saving contracts to private-sector companies.
April 24, 2017
Ryerson University and University of Toronto Team Tops Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced winners of its fourth annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition, a collegiate competition...

April 21, 2017
Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses
Program helps small businesses tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges.
April 20, 2017
Championship Rematch: Latest Better Buildings SWAP Showcases Atlanta vs. Boston

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today launched the third installment of the "Better Buildings Challenge SWAP," featuring two cities that have...