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Jennifer M. Granholm Sworn in as 16th Secretary of Energy
Jennifer M. Granholm was sworn in today as the 16th Secretary of Energy by Vice President Kamala Harris.
February 25, 2021
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DOE Awards $46 Million for Geothermal Initiative Projects with Potential to Power Millions of U.S. Homes
DOE's FORGE Initiative awarded $46 million in funding for geothermal projects with potential to power tens of millions of homes in the United States.
February 24, 2021
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DOE Announces Teams to Compete in the 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition
DOE announces 11 teams selected to compete in the 2022 Collegiate wind competition, where students will design, build, and test a model wind turbine.
February 18, 2021
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NNSA renews university consortium grant for research and development into nuclear science, engineering, and security
The mission of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium is to train the next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers
February 11, 2021
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DOE Announces $100 Million for Transformative Clean Energy Solutions
In support of the Biden Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced up to $100 million for transformative clean energy solutions.
February 11, 2021
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DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy announced today a Notice of Sale of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
February 11, 2021
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DOE Welcomes Additional Biden-Harris Appointees
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy today announced additional Biden-Harris Administration appointees joining the DOE team.
February 9, 2021
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Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
These new leaders will direct policy at DOE, coordinate across the Administration, and enact President Joe Biden’s vision.
January 21, 2021
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Department of Energy Partners with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Support Battery Manufacturing Workforce
The $1 million project will assist in the development of an Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center, a training center based in the Midwest.
January 20, 2021
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Department of Energy announces Secretary’s Honor Award Recipients
Employees and contractors are recognized for their service and contributions to the Department’s mission and the benefit of the nation.
January 20, 2021
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Energy Blog

Deploying the Clean Energy Revolution
February 25, 2021
Reimagining Opportunities in America’s Clean Energy Future
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Secretary Granholm's Message to America
February 25, 2021
Secretary Granholm's outlines her priorities for combating the climate crisis, creating clean energy union jobs, and promoting energy justice.
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Creating Equity in Energy for People of Color
February 23, 2021
Amid a shifting energy landscape, the Department's first-ever deputy director for Energy Justice sees a chance to make a positive difference.
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Society of Women Engineers recognizes NPO’s Christy Drewry
February 19, 2021
The national award honors individuals whose contributions have led to the advancement or acceptance of women in engineering.
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What is a Radioisotope Power System?
February 16, 2021
Nuclear has powered space exploration for decades. Learn radioisotope power systems' role in the most successful space missions in U.S. history.
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Meet the female veteran working in STEM to shape artificial intelligence for nuclear weapons detection
February 11, 2021
Angela Sheffield, Senior Program Manager for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, shares her passion for new nonproliferation technologies.
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Celebrating Black History Month in 2021
February 10, 2021
We honor the excellence contributed to our mission, vision, and goals by African Americans.
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Success and Safety in STEM: Meet TK Benoit
February 10, 2021
Takeira “TK” Benoit is a nuclear safety engineer with NNSA working on design, construction, and operation of nuclear and non-nuclear facilities
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Accelerating Women's Leadership in the Clean Energy Sector
February 9, 2021
The DOE is taking action to accelerate gender diversity in clean energy fields. Learn about our work here.
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Tracking and Monitoring Climate Change in the North
February 8, 2021
While climate change has become more noticeable across the planet, its impacts have become more severe in the Arctic.
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Media Advisories

Students Nationwide to Compete in 31st Department of Energy National Science Bowl®
Middle- and high-school regional competitions begin for the National Science Bowl®
January 19, 2021
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Department of Energy Announces $3 Million for Pilot Diversity Program
DOE announced a plan for a pilot program to provide $3M for research traineeships to broaden and diversify the nuclear physics research community.
December 16, 2020
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DOE TO HOLD PRESS BRIEFING CALL
On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy will make an announcement related to the domestic supply chain of critical minerals.
November 30, 2020
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Assistant Secretary Winberg to Travel to Pennsylvania
Assistant Secretary Winberg will be in Pennsylvania to participate in the Upstream PA 2020 Conference and an Energy Town Hall Meeting
October 28, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Participate in the 4th India Energy Forum by CERAWeek
Secretary Brouillette will join Dan Yergin for a press conference at the 4th India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, hosted virtually by IHS Markit.
October 28, 2020
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Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar to Visit Arizona State University
Under Secretary for Science Dabbar will visit Arizona State University, tour facilities, and meet with researchers implementing projects funded by DOE
October 27, 2020
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Deputy Secretary Mark W. Menezes to Travel to Minnesota
Deputy Secretary Mark W. Menezes will visit Daikin Applied's manufacturing facility in Faribault, Minnesota, where he will make an announcement.
October 27, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Tour Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Well Outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Secretary Brouillette will be in Washington County, Pennsylvania touring an active Range Resources natural gas well site just outside Pittsburgh, PA.
October 26, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Participate in Fireside Chat Hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute
Secretary Brouillette will participate in a fireside chat hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute. It will be moderated by Dr. Ken Medlock.
October 21, 2020
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Secretary Brouillette to Hold Sixth Secretary of Energy Advisory Board Meeting and Make Joint NASA Announcement
The live-streamed meeting will discuss advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, space exploration, and innovation.
October 19, 2020
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STEM Rising

#STEMRising
We must ensure American competitiveness by developing new generations of STEM talent. Read about our STEM programs at the Energy Department & join us.
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