Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

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DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Initiative Projects with Potential to Power Millions of U.S. Homes
DOE's FORGE Initiative awarded $46 million in funding for geothermal projects with potential to power tens of millions of homes in the United States.
February 24, 2021
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DOE Announces Teams to Compete in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition
DOE announces 11 teams selected to compete in the 2022 Collegiate wind competition, where students will design, build, and test a model wind turbine.
February 18, 2021
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Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job Openings
Learn more about the open positions in the Solar Energy Technologies Office.
February 16, 2021
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Energy Department Announces Finalists to Advance to Next Stage of “Waves to Water” Desalination Prize
U.S. Department of Energy announced 10 winners in the ADAPT stage of the Waves to Water Prize.
February 9, 2021
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Save the Date for the Solar Decathlon Competition Event; Virtual Format Opens Participation to Broader Audience
DOE will host its rescheduled 2020 Build and Design Challenge competition events virtually, from April 15-18, 2021.
February 1, 2021
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Department of Energy Launches Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
U.S. Department of Energy and NREL Launch Spring 2021 Geothermal Collegiate Competition
January 25, 2021
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Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
These new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision.
January 21, 2021
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DOE Selects Advanced Wind Turbine Generator Projects
Awards will help researchers develop lightweight, efficient turbine drivetrain systems for tall wind and offshore applications.
January 20, 2021
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Department of Energy Partners with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Support Battery Manufacturing Workforce
The $1 million project will assist in the development of an Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center, a training center based in the Midwest.
January 20, 2021
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Department of Energy Selects Seven State and Local Governments to Establish “Proving Grounds” for Advanced Building Technologies
DOE selects two state energy offices, four local governments, and a State Judicial Council to install and evaluate promising building technologies.
January 20, 2021
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Blog

Harnessing the Power of Battery RD&D to Battle Climate Change
February 18, 2021
On National Battery Day, we spotlight how EERE research is accelerating energy storage and electric vehicle technologies.
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Wyoming State Energy Grant Program
January 20, 2021
With SEP support, Wyoming is encouraging energy efficiency through its grant program.
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Preparing Frontline Professionals for an Evolving Energy Future
December 22, 2020
Understanding new energy technologies is a must for tomorrow’s workforce.
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Six Non-Power Benefits of Hydropower
December 10, 2020
Hydropower offers surrounding communities several non-power benefits including food security, flood protection, water quality, jobs and recreation.
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Accelerating Innovation through American-Made Challenges
December 4, 2020
A blog by Daniel R Simmons Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
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The 2020 State of the Science Report: Monitoring and Research Thus Far Show Little or No Impact to Animals or Environment from Marine Energy
November 9, 2020
Energy Department shares results of the 2020 State of the Science report measuring impact marine renewable devices have on the marine environment.
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Solar Decathlon Build Challenge – Return to Construction
November 2, 2020
Collegiate teams competing in the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge are returning to their projects despite the pandemic to build their solar houses.
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Armstrong Flooring Recognized for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency
October 30, 2020
Blog authored by Assistant Secretary Daniel R Simmons
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Investing in the Energy Efficiency and Weatherization Workforce
October 30, 2020
Blog authored by Assistant Secretary for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Daniel R Simmons.
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How Florida’s Premier University Strives to Improve our Energy Futures
October 29, 2020
Blog authored Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Alex Fitzsimmons.
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