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
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
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
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
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
The Wind Energy Technologies Office shoots the breeze with its summer intern, Wendell Grinton.
July 13, 2023
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.