Clean energy saves you money on utility bills, creates jobs, improves our health, and makes life better for future generations.

When you become a Clean Energy Champion, these benefits become a reality for your family and the nation. A Clean Energy Champion takes action to make the world a better place.

Meet Clean Energy Champions at EERE


November 8, 2023

Ripple Effect: Chicken Coops and Magazines Nudged Two Hydropower Experts Into STEM; Now, They Hope to Bring in a New Generation

In honor of National STEM Day, Argonne National Laboratory’s Jonghwan Kwon and Quentin Ploussard share why they chose to pursue STEM careers and their work with high school students to encourage interest in hydropower.

October 13, 2023

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Explore How Six Pioneers Fought Droughts, Scaled Dams, and Sailed the Pacific on Their Path to Water Power

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) asked six water power pioneers to share their stories.

October 12, 2023

DOE Fellows Will Support Efforts to Advance Clean Energy Solutions at Critical Energy Organizations Across the United States

Clean Energy Innovator Fellows will gain work experience at critical energy organizations with projects to decarbonize the electricity sector and enhance grid resilience

September 29, 2023

Ripple Effect: Sohom Datta Saw Wildfires Devastate His State—Now He’s Studying How Hydropower Can Help

Sohom Datta, a senior power systems engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, conducts research that could help identify communities that are most vulnerable to wildfires and how they could prepare to weather them with help from hydropower.

September 19, 2023

Latino Power: The Future of the Clean Energy Workforce

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, meet three students who prepared for their clean energy careers by gaining valuable experience through three different EERE programs.

September 14, 2023

John Palo Wants a Geothermal Heat Pump in Every U.S. Home and Building

The university buildings manager has seen firsthand that, with geothermal energy providing heating and cooling, “You don’t have to sacrifice comfort or quality of life to reduce your energy usage.”

August 15, 2023

Ripple Effect: Otters, TV Sets, and Water Power: The Many Worlds of Maxine Hillman

At the Water Power Technologies Office, Maxine Hillman helps people understand climate challenges and solutions with her work on large national events and explainer videos that translate complex science related to hydropower and marine energy.

August 11, 2023

EERE's Clean Energy Champion Sets Out to Inspire Clean Energy Champions

Inspired by her parents, Monica Sanchez is celebrating 10 years in public service by doubling down on fighting climate change and spreading the good word about clean energy.

July 26, 2023

Summer Intern Energizes the Wind Energy Technologies Office ⚡

The Wind Energy Technologies Office shoots the breeze with its summer intern, Wendell Grinton.

July 13, 2023

Ripple Effect: Mirko Musa Wants to Rescue Rivers—and the World—With Help From Water Power

Mirko Musa, an R&D associate staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, was always fascinated by the power of rivers and how they sculpt landscapes. Now, he’s finding ways to harness that power and protect rivers at the same time.