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December 20, 2021

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Charged Up, Ready to Go!

Last week, Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg hit the road in an electric vehicle (EV) and drove to Takoma Park, Maryland. With cameras rolling, the two Cabinet members provided a glimpse into their trip.

December 1, 2021

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EERE Success Story—How Power Optimization Technology Research Built a Successful U.S. Business

In 2011, DOE awarded startup Alencon Systems $3 million to develop a utility-scale inverter system for solar PV plants. Since then, the company has manufactured its innovative product and is helping grow the domestic solar supply chain.

November 24, 2021

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This Holiday Season, Be a Clean Energy Champion

Check out these expert tips from EERE’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary on how to spark dinner conversation with clean energy.

November 23, 2021

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COP26: Committing to a Cleaner World

At the global climate change conference in Scotland, President Biden and Secretary Granholm launched several new initiatives critical to the U.S. decarbonization strategy. Learn about them here.

November 22, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Maryland-IKEA Partnership Spurs Energy Savings and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Maryland Energy Administration leveraged funds from the State Energy Program to administer a program that incentivizes the solar photovoltaic systems.

November 22, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Kentucky Releases Unique Solar Project Siting Tool

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet released a web-based platform that helps government officials and businesses identify land suitable for utility-scale solar projects.

November 17, 2021

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EERE Success Story — U.S. Solar Plants Fend Off Hackers with Low-Cost Cybersecurity Device

In 2018, Fend received $150,000, its first round of funding through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research program, to prove that its idea for a low-cost, easily installed device that enhances the security of solar energy systems could work.

November 16, 2021

GeoFlight Takes to the Air to Help Identify Geothermal and Mineral Resources at the Salton Sea

Read about the recently launched GeoFlight: Salton Trough initiative, a collaborative effort between the Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office and the Department of Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey.

November 2, 2021

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Taking Stock at COP 26

Preparing for the world’s most important climate change conference, EERE’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary discusses how the United States will contribute solutions.

October 28, 2021

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Celebrating 45 Years of the Weatherization Assistance Program

This historic effort to alleviate the disproportionate energy burden of low-income households will continue saving Americans hundreds of dollars on their energy bills with a new $3.5 billion infusion.