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The new Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, delivers his first big policy address. Secretary Moniz uses the Obama administration's Climate Action Plan as the backbone of his speech and sets the stage for his tenure.
Date: 08/27/2013
Type: Article
The DOE released a report indicating that wind energy accounted for 43% of new electricity added to the U.S. electric grid in 2012. The wind capacity added was double what was installed in 2011.
Date: 08/06/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Conversion
The Department of Energy launched the Electric Vehicle-Smart Grid Interoperability Center at Argonne National Laboratory to ensure that electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, and smart grid technologies work in unison.
Date: 07/22/2013
Type: Article
The Department of Energy released a free publicly available database of actual energy performance data from more than 60,000 residential and commercial buildings; the data will allow users to identify key building energy efficiency opportunities and perform insightful statistical analyses.
Date: 06/18/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings
Ernest Moniz of MIT gets sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Energy. In his first speech as Secretary of Energy, Moniz makes it clear that energy efficiency will be the central priority during his tenure.
Date: 05/21/2013
Type: Article
The Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program launches its latest challenge on Wednesday: an initiative to develop a $100 wireless submeter. The hope is that submeters can help building owners and tenants better understand energy use and help solve the split incentive issue.
Date: 05/06/2013
Type: Article
DOE’s SunShot Initiative is subsidizing research so it can stop subsidizing solar energy generation. DOE calls SunShot “the Apollo Mission of our time.”
Date: 04/23/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Loans from the Department of Energy are leading to advances in flexible solar cell technology, as well as creating new jobs.
Date: 08/22/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
LED droop
Institute faculty members' research featured on DOE energy blog.
Date: 05/16/2011
Type: Blog
Technologies: Lighting & Displays
Solar panels
Just a month after making an announcement about a 40.9 percent efficiency multi-junction production cell, Solar Junction has announced an NREL-validated efficiency value of 41.4 percent on a production cell.
Date: 02/15/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics

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