Author: U.S. Department of Energy

Growing The Clean Energy Economy

During the State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his vision for the year ahead — calling it a year of action and highlighting how he will create opportunities to help American families succeed. Here at the Energy… Read More

Answers To Some Fuel Cell Questions

I [recently] joined a panel of experts for a live discussion about fuel cells, covering everything you needed to know about this clean energy technology. We asked you to submit questions in advance and during the event, and we received… Read More
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10 Things To Know Around Concentrating Solar Power

10. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology involves using mirrors, sometimes in the hundreds of thousands, to reflect sunlight and collect solar heat to generate electricity. A single CSP plant can generate enough power for about 70,000 homes — making it… Read More

Taking The Scary Out Of Your Basement Improvements

As Halloween draws near, I can’t help but think about basements. While you won’t find them in every home across the country, basements are often neglected and unused spaces. They can harbor air and/or water leaks, and depending on where… Read More

University Students Build Heat Pump Clothes Dryer

First it was their design for a super energy-efficient air conditioner. Now with their prototype for an energy-saving heat pump clothes dryer, students from the University of Maryland have done it again. For the second year in a row, the… Read More

Proposed Energy Efficiency Rules Could Save Billions

Energy efficiency is one of the clearest and most cost-effective opportunities to save families money, make our businesses more competitive and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In President Obama’s first term, the Energy Department established new minimum efficiency standards for dishwashers,… Read More