Energy 101

5 Back-To-School Resources To Help You Learn About Energy

New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike

It’s hard to believe but summer is already drawing to a close, which means millions of students across the United States are going back to school to boost their brainpower in subjects like science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM.  Of course, our favorite STEM topic is energy, which plays a vital role in… Keep reading →

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

New Installations Usher in Lowest Wind Energy Prices to Date Washington, D.C. — According to two reports released today by the Energy Department, the U.S. wind energy industry continued growing at an impressive rate in 2014, further solidifying America’s position as a global leader in wind energy. Wind power is a key component of the… Keep reading →


August means “back to school” for students, but for many teachers it’s a time to apply what they’ve learned over the summer in trainings and professional development courses. The Energy Department teamed up with the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers this year to promote an understanding of renewable energy resources in the classroom. The… Keep reading →


WASHINGTON, DC – As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced five projects selected for a total of $2 million for the first part of the multiphase Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) effort. This field laboratory, dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS), could… Keep reading →


  This article is part of the series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon. 9. An alternative fuel vehicle is designed to run on at least one alternative fuel other than gasoline or diesel. Currently, there are more than a dozen alternative fuels in… Keep reading →


America is the largest biofuels producer in the world — accounting for 48 percent of global output. To remain the global industry leader, the Energy Department is investing in projects that address critical barriers to continued growth. This includes a key focus on improving feedstock logistics — the processes we use to collect grasses, plants… Keep reading →


As with any major change, the shift from military to civilian life can be challenging. Those who have served for years may miss the structure of day-to-day military life, and it can be difficult to determine what civilian career prospects are best for the skills acquired during military service. Now, for service members interested in… Keep reading →

View of the partially frozen Yellowstone

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).  EGS are engineered reservoirs, created beneath the surface of the Earth,… Keep reading →

Latest Cars Are Showcased At The Detroit Auto Show

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Google+ Hangout on Energy 101: Fuel Cells. We got a lot of great questions, and our experts talked about everything from the future of fuel cell vehicles and how they’re being used as backup power to the efficiency benefits of fuel cells and how California is making fuel… Keep reading →