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.

October 3, 2022

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This Is a Billion-Dollar Blog Post

EERE has invested $1 billion in clean energy technologies since January 2021. Learn where that money is going and how it will help solve the biggest problems affecting Americans’ everyday lives.

September 27, 2022

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Inclusivity as a Strength

Diverse perspectives drive innovation, and that's what EERE is about. Through October 15, we're celebrating the contributions of the largest minority group in the United States by spotlighting EERE team members who are part of the Hispanic community.

September 12, 2022

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Join Us for Justice Week at the U.S. Department of Energy

We recognize the benefits of DOE investments have been unevenly distributed among the American people. Each day this week, we discuss how best to deliver energy justice—and host two public events.

August 18, 2022

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Meet Clean Energy Champion Maria T. Vargas

Bringing organizations—people—together to address energy and climate challenges is one of Maria Vargas's specialties. Another is gender equity in energy. Another is brand management. Learn more about her and what gets her up in the morning.

August 16, 2022

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Three Places American Energy Consumers Are Using Local Wind Power

New DOE report on wind energy shows distributed wind energy—wind turbines that provide power for nearby consumers—is expanding across the nation, benefiting a wide range of organizations and communities, from large corporations to remote villages.

August 16, 2022

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Wind Turbines: the Bigger, the Better

Since the early 2000s, wind turbines have grown in size—in both height and blade lengths—and generate more energy. What’s driving this growth? Let’s take a closer look.

August 16, 2022

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How Wind Energy Can Help Clean Hydrogen Contribute to a Zero-Carbon Future

To achieve President Biden’s goal of an energy economy with zero-carbon emissions by 2050, the United States cannot rely on renewable electricity alone.

August 10, 2022

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Clean Energy Champions 101: What to Tell Everyone You Know About Clean Energy

Learn about how we're collaborating across sectors to extend the benefits of clean energy to everyone in America. Then spread the word so we can all be part of the climate solution together.

July 20, 2022

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Meet Clean Energy Champion Erin Twamley

Inspiring children to ask questions about energy is a big part of Erin Twamley’s job. Find out how the educator and author is exposing young kids to the many opportunities of a clean energy future.

June 8, 2022

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Four Ways DOE is Helping Clear the Path to Commercialization of Perovskite Solar Cells

Solar cells created with perovskite minerals can be an important tool in the race to deploy clean energy as quickly and cost effectively as possible, but only if we first overcome key technological hurdles