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Energy Department Announces Round One Winners of the Geothermal Manufacturing Prize
DOE Announces Round One Winners of American-Made Geothermal Manufacturing Prize, aimed at advancing geothermal manufacturing solutions.
October 19, 2020
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Energy Department Announces Solar Desalination Prize Competitors
DOE announces quarterfinalists for Solar Desalination Prize, aimed at developing thermal desalination technologies to solve water challenges.
October 19, 2020
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Removing the Element of Surprise: Ocean Observing Prize Solicits Designs for Tomorrow’s Storm Tracking Technology
DOE and NOAA announce the opening of Ocean Observing Prize's DEVELOP Competition to better understand how to forecast hurricanes.
October 19, 2020
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Solar Energy Technologies Office Announces New Job Openings
Learn more about the open positions in the Solar Energy Technologies Office.
October 16, 2020
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DOE Launches Partnership Initiative to Strengthen Remote and Islanded Communities’ Energy Resilience
DOE launches new program to enable remote and islanded communities to plan for, withstand, and recover from energy disruptions.
October 15, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $27 Million in Plastics Recycling Research and Development
These projects will support the development of advanced plastics recycling technologies and new plastics that are recyclable-by-design.
October 15, 2020
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Department of Energy Critical Materials Institute Selects Four Projects to Support Critical Materials Supply Chain Innovation
DOE’s Critical Materials Institute announced selections totaling up to $4 million for four research and development projects.
October 15, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance to Support Hydropower Decision Making
This opportunity will provide hydropower decision makers with National Lab expertise and capabilities to address current challenges.
October 13, 2020
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U.S. Department of Energy Provides $65 Million for ‘Connected Communities’ of Buildings Powered to Transform Electric System
DOE announces up to $65 million through its Connected Communities FOA to expand DOE's network of efficient building communities nationwide.
October 13, 2020
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DOE Launches Two Consortia to Advance Fuel Cell Truck and Electrolyzer R&D
DOE Launches the M2FCT and H2NEW Consortia to Advance Fuel Cell Truck and Electrolyzer R&D
October 8, 2020
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Blog

2021 Collegiate Wind Competition to Focus on Outreach and Planning for Adaptability
October 23, 2020
A new academic year is underway, which means a new class of college students is preparing for the 2021 DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.
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The Departments of Energy and Transportation Collaborate to Improve Public Transportation Efficiency and Effectiveness Using Data and Tec...
October 22, 2020
The Departments of Energy and Transportation collaborate to improve public transportation efficiency and effectiveness using data and technology.
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The Plastics Innovation Challenge: DOE’s Vision for American Leadership in Plastics Recycling
October 15, 2020
A by Alex Fitzsimmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy
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Can Connected Communities Solve Grid Challenges At-Scale? Let’s Find Out.
October 12, 2020
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons Blog on Connected Communities FOA
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Five Things You Might Not Know About H2@Scale
October 8, 2020
Explains the importance of hydrogen, its many uses, and what DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is doing with H2@Scale to innovate.
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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
October 8, 2020
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
October 8, 2020
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
October 8, 2020
Brush up on your knowledge of wind! Get the details on a few of the lesser-known wind energy facts.
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Why Manufacturing Matters: Driving American Manufacturing through Energy Innovation
October 2, 2020
On the first Friday of October, we at the Department of Energy join millions of Americans throughout the nation in celebrating Manufacturing Day.
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The Faces of Modern Manufacturing
October 1, 2020
These new technologies are not just improving plants and processes—they are shaping modern manufacturing careers.
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Success Stories Map
This map features the positive impact of our work with businesses, industry partners, universities, research labs, and other entities to increase the use and effectiveness of affordable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. 
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