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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Team Grand Winner at Solar Decathlon Design Challenge
DOE announced winners of its Solar Decathlon® Design Challenge, in which student teams design highly efficient buildings powered by renewable energy.
April 16, 2019
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Energy Department Announces New Prize to Accelerate Pumped Storage Hydropower
Energy Department announces FAST, a new prize competition to support the development of pumped storage hydropower.
April 8, 2019
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DOE Announces $59 Million to Accelerate Advanced Vehicle Technologies Research
Funding opportunity seeks projects to address priorities in advanced batteries and electric drive systems, energy efficient mobility systems and more.
April 3, 2019
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Funding Selections Announced for Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Today, DOE announced selections for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower.
April 1, 2019
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DOE Announces Up to $26.1 Million to Advance Hydropower and Marine Energy
New funding will drive innovative industry-led solutions to advance marine and hydrokinetics and hydropower technologies.
April 1, 2019
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Energy Department Announces $7 Million for Research on Subsurface Stress and Lost Circulation in Geothermal Drilling
Today, the Energy Department announced up to $7 million toward the research and development (R&D) of innovative subsurface geothermal technologies.
March 28, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $28 Million in Funding for Wind Energy Research
Funding aims to advance wind energy nationwide across the land-based, offshore, and distributed wind sectors.
March 28, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project
Projects will help to achieve affordable and reliable energy to enhance America’s economic growth and energy security.
March 26, 2019
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DOE Announces $70 Million for Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing
Institute will focus on early-stage research for advancing cybersecurity in energy efficient manufacturing.
March 26, 2019
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Department of Energy Selects $36 Million to Advance Solar Energy Integration
Projects will help advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the Nation’s electricity grid.
March 25, 2019
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Blog

World Water Day: Recognizing the Importance of Clean and Affordable Water
March 22, 2019
In celebration of World Water Day, EERE would like to help recognize the importance of safe, secure, and affordable water.
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Iowa Creates a Biomass Conversion Action Plan for State's Bioeconomy
March 21, 2019
Implementing a state energy plan can help ensure that a state is doing everything economically feasible to manage energy consumption and reduce energy
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EERE Success Story—Making Precast Concrete Façades with 3D-Printed Molds
March 13, 2019
With BTO and AMO funding, ORNL developed the technology to manufacture the precast concrete panels that make up the façade of the Domino Sugar Site A
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EERE Success Story—Maryland Advances Energy Efficiency in State Building Portfolio
March 5, 2019
Maryland advances energy efficiency in state building portfolio.
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Activating American Solar Movers and Makers
February 27, 2019
The solar industry is on the move—expanding into new states and creating new business opportunities across the country.
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Batteries Are Powering American Innovation, Manufacturing and Our Economy
February 19, 2019
The Administration believes a strong American manufacturing sector is critical to maintaining global competitiveness and national security
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EERE Success Story—How Much Can Wind Plant Operators Save? WISDEM Counts the Ways
February 19, 2019
This small-scale field research project paves the way for a more comprehensive wind plant field validation effort.
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EERE Success Story—Rhode Island’s Clean Energy Industry Grows by 72% since 2014
February 19, 2019
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources is Rhode Island’s leading state agency on energy policy and programs.
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EERE Success Story—Material Mash-Up Could Increase Efficiency of Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power Plants
February 6, 2019
A new metal composite for heat exchangers could improve energy conversion and cut costs in CSP plants.
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EERE Success Story—DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center Team Up to Help Rural Alaskan Communities Identify Energy Savings
January 28, 2019
DOE and Alaska Housing Finance Center team up to help rural Alaskan communities identify energy savings.
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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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