Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

US President Barack Obama tours Cree, In

General Electric (GE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Oak Ridge    National Laboratory (ORNL) have created new kinds of fluorescent lighting phosphors that use far less rare-earth elements than current technology. Phosphors are the substances inside fluorescent tube bulbs that make them glow. Rare-earth elements are hard to come by. The United States has… Keep reading →


Projects Designed to Save Consumers Money, Reduce Energy Consumption WASHINGTON – The Energy Department today announced nine research and development projects that will receive funding to support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development and U.S. manufacturing. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED)… Keep reading →

flag change

  At the Department of Energy, we believe that our commitment to our service members and their families does not end when their military career does. For many veterans, the transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, especially when it comes to translating their previous skills into a new career. These women and… Keep reading →

Photo of the Week_072012

Earlier this spring, the Energy Department hosted an Energy Finance Roundtable. The event included leaders across the philanthropic space who joined Secretary Ernest Moniz, Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman and other Administration officials for a dialogue on the role of U.S. foundations in driving clean energy innovation and market transformation through their investments. Events like these… Keep reading →


Solar is increasingly providing clean, sustainable energy for our nation’s homes, businesses and industries. Clocking record-breaking growth and reaching a total of more than 4,700 megawatts of new installed capacity, 2013 was a big year for solar photovoltaic systems. But we’re also excited to watch 2014, which will mark a major milestone for a different… Keep reading →