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November 21, 2017
Photo of a digital thermostat with a hand adjusting the temperature.
Updated Energy Saver Guide Covers New Technologies
New English and Spanish versions of the Energy Saver Guide are now available.
November 21, 2017
Western Area Power Administration power lines in Colorado
GridEx IV: Government and Industry Exercise Together to Improve the Response to Grid Security Emergencies
Grid Security Exercise – known as GridEx – is designed to test the electricity sector’s ability to respond to grid security emergencies.
November 16, 2017
NASA kilopower reactor technology
Powering Up NASA’s Human Reach for the Red Planet
Learn how the Energy Department is helping power NASA's future space missions.
November 14, 2017
STEM at Savannah River National Lab
At Savannah River National Laboratory, "We Put Science to Work." Learn about the Lab’s innovative work in STEM from Director Michalske in this blog.
November 7, 2017
Mentoring Café Gives Middle Schoolers Taste of Science
More than 100 eighth-grade students from Santa Fe Indian School received mentoring from scientists at the Laboratory's first STEM Mentoring Café.
November 3, 2017
Supported by ARPA-E's MONITOR project, this methane-detecting drone can reduce costs and improve safety at natural gas facilities
How ARPA-E Tech Helped Detect Hurricane Harvey’s Hidden Hazards
After Hurricane Harvey, laser-guided drone technology funded by ARPA-E helped with recovery efforts by searching for leaking natural gas pipelines.
November 1, 2017
Kids enjoying STEM activities at Idaho National Lab (INL)
Lighting the Spark to Pursue STEM Education in Idaho
Mark Peters, Director of Idaho National Lab, discusses the importance of STEM education.
October 27, 2017
The CMS detector at the LHC at Cern
Searching for the Upside Down
The science hidden in Stranger Things' science fiction.
October 18, 2017
Two girl scouts take pictures with our "girls of energy" instagram boxes
Energy Visits G.I.R.L. 2017
A re-cap of the Department of Energy's visit to G.I.R.L. 2017 in Ohio.
October 13, 2017
Charter employees of 40 years or more pose for a picture with Secretary Perry and Deputy Secretary Brouilette
This is Energy @ 40
A recap of our 40th birthday celebration, and looking ahead at the next 40 years.
October 3, 2017
Solar-powered houses with people touring them.
10 Reasons to Visit the Solar Decathlon
A free event that will blow your mind is about to land in Denver. No, it doesn’t involve marathoning or's the Solar Decathlon.
September 28, 2017
STEM education days at Solar Decathlon
Solar Decathlon: 3 STEM Resources for Teachers
Solar Decathlon can serve as a teaching tool for educators interested in teaching science, engineering, technology and math – or STEM.
September 19, 2017
Photo of a group of children learning about solar panels
DOE Joins AISES Pledge to Encourage Natives in STEM
DOE has joined AISES in its #PledgeNativesInSTEM campaign, an effort to raise awareness and facilitate dialogue on the importance of STEM for natives.
September 15, 2017
Cassini around Saturn
The Nuclear Heart of Cassini
A farewell tribute to NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which was powered by plutonium from the Department of Energy.
September 13, 2017
Tampa Electric Co. workers remove downed trees in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Restoring Power After Irma
The Department of Energy came together with public and private sector partners to respond and rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
August 25, 2017
Women's Equality Day
Secretary Perry's statement on Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, 2017, marking the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment securing women’s right to vote.
August 17, 2017
Path of totality of the solar eclipse and the national labs
Throwing Shade: 3 Things to Know About the Solar Eclipse
Solar eclipse mania is sweeping across America and for good reason. Here are a few things to keep in mind as the big day approaches.
August 8, 2017
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
August 8, 2017
Small-Scale Distributed Wind: Northern Power Systems' 100-kW turbine at the top of Burke Mountain in East Burke, Vermont. | Photo courtesy of Northern Power Systems.
Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
August 8, 2017
Distributed wind turbine overlooking a home at sunrise.
5 Things You Should Know About Wind Energy
From utility-scale wind farms to the nation’s first offshore wind project, the U.S. wind industry continued to grow in 2016.
August 7, 2017
Wind turbines are soaring to record sizes. The average rotor diameter of turbines installed in 2016 grew to 354 feet, up 127 percent since 1998–1999 and 13% over the previous 5-year average. | National Renewable Energy Laboratory photo
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Get the details on a few of the lesser known wind energy facts.
July 21, 2017
Snapping the Sun: 5 Tips for Capturing Compelling Solar Power Photos
Learn how you can take the best photos for the “Hit Me with Your SunShot” contest!
July 14, 2017
Welcome to the New!
A blog about all the new updates to the website.
June 30, 2017
Fourth of July National Mall Fireworks
5 Facts About Fireworks
Happy Fourth of July! Learn about the science of fireworks with these energy-related facts.
June 28, 2017
Nuclear Energy: Clean, Constant, and Cool
Many people don't realize the role that nuclear energy plays in our daily lives. Here's the lowdown on this clean, constant, and cool energy resource.