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Department of Energy Announces $100 Million Energy-Water Desalination Hub to Provide Secure and Affordable Water
Hub will focus on early-stage research and development to address water security issues in the United States.
December 13, 2018
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Energy Department Broadens Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, Launches Two New Prizes
The Energy Department announces the launch of two new prizes as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge.
December 4, 2018
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Pumped Storage Projects Selected for Techno-Economic Studies
Two projects selected by the Energy Department will receive technical assistance to evaluate the long-term value of pumped-storage hydropower
December 3, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces 32 R&D 100 Award Winners
DOE’s national laboratories have received more than 800 R&D 100 awards since the annual competition began in 1962.
November 19, 2018
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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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EERE Success Story—Part 1 – Paving the Way for Energy Efficiency in Minnesota
December 14, 2018
Minnesota sought to reduce both energy waste and costs by creating the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program.
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EERE Success Story—University of Oklahoma Scientists Crack the Case Wide Open for Enhanced Geothermal Systems
December 7, 2018
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma conducted a rock fracturing experiment that showcased the potential for enhanced geothermal systems.
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EERE Success Story—Inspector Gadget: New Device Can Spot Defects in Photovoltaic Modules
December 3, 2018
Startup Tau Science’s scanner shows signs of module damage and keeps repair crews safe.
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Top 5 Reasons to Apply for an SBIR Grant
December 3, 2018
A list of key ways an EERE SBIR/STTR Phase I grant can help propel your small business.
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Could hydrogen help save nuclear?
November 26, 2018
One opportunity is to utilize nuclear’s thermal heat and electricity to produce hydrogen.
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An Historical Time for Renewable Jet Fuel
November 26, 2018
The world’s first commercial flight using ground-breaking sustainable aviation fuel made from recycled waste carbon flew from Orlando to London
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EERE Success Story—Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills
November 19, 2018
REVEAL engages with the real estate sector to educate and inform on the importance of efficiency in homes.
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EERE Success Story—X Marks the Spot: Solar Site Design Goes High Tech
October 29, 2018
Utility-scale solar plants can power thousands of homes but finding an ideal location for them isn’t easy.
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Driving to a Hydrogen Future
October 17, 2018
Energy Department funding has led to more than 730 U.S. patents and 30 technologies related to hydrogen and fuel cells.
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In Celebration of American Manufacturing
October 5, 2018
The Energy Department is working with U.S. manufacturers to improve energy productivity – the ability to produce more with less energy.
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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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SWAP 4 | Ep. 1| At L'Oréal USA
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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