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Energy Department Recognizes Bullitt County Public Schools in Kentucky for Progress towards Energy Goals
DOE recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner, Bullitt County Public Schools, for reducing overall energy consumption by 18% from a 2013 baseline.
November 13, 2018
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Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Prize to Recognize Leaders on the Plant Floor Driving Energy Savings
DOE launched the Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing prize, a competition designed to drive measurable energy savings at U.S. plants.
November 9, 2018
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DOE Launches Water Security Grand Challenge
Challenge aims to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
October 25, 2018
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DOE, GM and MathWorks Launch EcoCAR Mobility Challenge
Twelve university EcoCAR teams will retool 2019 Chevrolet Blazer into energy-efficient mobility solutions using enhanced connectivity and automation
October 24, 2018
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Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, First Two Prizes Open for Ideas
DOE announced two new manufacturing prizes to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing and strengthen American's industrial base.
October 24, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $53 Million in New Projects to Advance Solar Technologies
The projects announced today span across 21 states, help lower solar electricity costs and support a growing solar workforce.
October 23, 2018
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Energy Department Announces its Solar Decathlon Student Competition, Applications Due November 6
DOE announced its Solar Decathlon student competition to challenge collegiate teams to design and build high-performance, energy-efficient buildings.
October 18, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces $46 Million to Improve Resiliency of Solar Generation
DOE announced $46 million in funding to advance solutions that provide grid operators mitigation strategies against cyber and physical threats.
October 15, 2018
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Better Plants Program Partners Save $5.3 Billion in Energy Costs
DOE announced that Better Buildings, Better Plants Program partners have reported a savings of more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs.
October 10, 2018
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Energy Department Announces $11.4 Million for New Projects to Advance Efficient Drilling for Geothermal Energy
The projects will focus on accelerating the research and development of innovative geothermal energy technologies in America.
October 9, 2018
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EERE Success Story—X Marks the Spot: Solar Site Design Goes High Tech
Utility-scale solar plants—exceed 2 megawatts (MW)—can power thousands of homes and are being built faster than any other type of solar system.
October 29, 2018
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Driving to a Hydrogen Future
Energy Department funding has led to more than 730 U.S. patents and 30 technologies related to hydrogen and fuel cells.
October 17, 2018
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In Celebration of American Manufacturing
The Energy Department is working with U.S. manufacturers to improve energy productivity – the ability to produce more with less energy.
October 5, 2018
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EERE Success Story—South Carolina Facilitates Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Buildings Reducing Costs to Taxpayers
With the help of a DOE State Energy Program competitive award, the South Carolina Energy Office created the Palmetto Energy Efficiency Retrofits.
September 26, 2018
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Up to $11 million available for natural gas vehicle research.
Natural gas is poised to play a key role as a versatile, low-emission fuel and is an increasingly attractive alternative to conventional diesel fuel
September 21, 2018
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Keeping the Lights On: Essential Reliability Services
A look behind the scenes at what happens every time you flip a light switch.
September 13, 2018
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EERE Success Story—Utah Launched Greenpower Electric Car Challenge to Engage Students in STEM
The Greenpower Electric Car Challenge is administered by Utah State University, in partnership with OED, Siemens, and Greenpower USA.
September 7, 2018
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Innovative Markets for Marine Energy
A look into marine energy's unique potential to serve 12 maritime markets
August 27, 2018
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Top 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
August 23, 2018
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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Get the details on a few of the lesser known wind energy facts.
August 23, 2018
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Video--Major Companies Swap Energy Managers to Find Big Savings

Industrial giants L'Oreal and General Motors swapped feedback on how to save energy on the production line. Hear some key energy-saving takeaways that could apply to other industrial facilities.

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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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