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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $36 Million for Projects to Advance Carbon Capture Technologies
Projects will continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design.
September 22, 2017
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects
Projects will work to solve critical research and developmental challenges encountered for the successful scale-up of integrated biorefineries.
September 20, 2017
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces High Performance Computing for Materials Program to Help Industry Develop New, Improved Material...
Initiative will initially focus on challenges facing industry as they work to develop new or improved materials that can sustain extreme conditions.
September 19, 2017
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Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Production of Macroalgae for Energy and Other Uses
New projects will develop the tools to enable the United States to become a leading producer of seaweed, helping to improve U.S. energy security.
September 19, 2017
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Department of Energy National Labs Recognized as International R&D Hub by International Atomic Energy Agency
The IAEA designation makes the United States one of only three countries identified for unique capabilities and excellence in nuclear research.
September 18, 2017
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U.S. Department of Energy Authorizes Eagle Maxville Small-Scale Liquefied Natural Gas Exports
Eagle Maxville authorized to export domestically produced LNG in ISO containers loaded at the Maxville Facility located in Jacksonville.
September 15, 2017
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Nearly $20 Million To Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies
This second Department-wide round of funding through the Office of Technology Transition’s Technology Commercialization Fund will support 54 projects.
September 13, 2017
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Energy Department Announces Achievement of SunShot Goal, New Focus for Solar Energy Office
Average price of utility-scale solar is now 6 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh).
September 12, 2017
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Energy Department Invests Up to $50 Million to Improve the Resilience and Security of the Nation’s Critical Energy Infrastructure
Projects to improve the resilience of the Nation's critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil and natural gas infrastructure.
September 12, 2017
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U.S. Department of Energy Proposes Expedited Approval for Small-Scale Natural Gas Exports
A proposed rule aims to provide faster approval of small-scale exports of natural gas, including liquefied natural gas (LNG), from export facilities.
September 1, 2017
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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.
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The Nuclear Heart of Cassini
A farewell tribute to NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which was powered by plutonium from the Department of Energy.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Offshore Wind Energy
Learn more about efforts to develop America's vast offshore wind resources.
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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind Power
Learn about key facts related to wind turbines used in distributed applications.
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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.
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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power
Get the details on a few of the lesser known wind energy facts.
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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!
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Five Fast Facts about Nora Stanton Blatch Barney
Nora Stanton Blatch Barney was the first American woman to become a civil engineer in 1905 and granddaughter of a women’s rights icon.
March 30, 2017
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Five Fast Facts about Dr. Ruby Hirose
March 23, 2017

Dr. Ruby Hirose was a Japanese-American researcher whose research helped lead to vaccines against polio and other diseases.

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Five Fast Facts About Barbara McClintock
March 16, 2017

Barbara McClintock was a pioneer in the field of cytogenetics, the study of the structure and function of cells.

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Five Fast Facts About Evelyn Boyd Granville
March 9, 2017

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville was the second African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics and worked on early U.S. space missions.

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U.S. Department of Energy: Science for the People
The challenges that face us now in energy, science, and nuclear security won't wait. 
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