CNOOC Drops Bid For Unocal

During an Explore Offshore discussion on Capitol Hill, it’s not hard to pick out the good reasons for safely and responsibly developing offshore natural gas and oil: long-term U.S. energy and national security, jobs and economic stimulus, revenues to states, global leadership and more. National Explore Offshore Co-Chair Jim Nicholson: “Energy security is an issue that impacts every other critical issue. …… Keep reading →

Domestic Oil And Gas Production

In our State of American Energy report we told the story of Jimmie Pavelock, the assistant fire chief of the Glenham (New York) Fire District, a first responder who exemplifies what it means to serve the greater good. Click the link above and turn to Pages 56-57 to read more about community and giving back. Below, some… Keep reading →

Supporting STEM Is An Investment In Our Future

National Renewable Energy Lab Tests Green Energies In Colorado

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The future depends on what you do today.” At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we believe the ability to address the most challenging problems in science, energy, the environment and national security—both as a national laboratory and as a nation—depends upon our ability to inspire and prepare the next generation of scientists… Keep reading →


All this month we’ve been celebrating the Department of Energy’s 40th Birthday. We tweeted 40 milestones for the past 40 years, released an episode of our podcast, Direct Current, where we interviewed our longest-serving employee – who’s been here 54 years – and capped off our celebration this week with a birthday party, complete with cake. A crowd… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – August 2016 #2

Wincono Wind Farm In Larnaca Cyprus

Governor Jerry Brown’s plan for a regional electricity grid is being put on hold this year.


Cheers erupted from an audience peering over plywood walls into a mock-up hot cell, the shielded environments scientists use to inspect spent nuclear fuel. The robot inside had successfully moved a mock radioactive sample from a transport box, out of its containers, into an examination instrument, and then back again. It was a satisfying ending… Keep reading →

10 Questions With Geologist Tammy Dickinson

Tammy Yosemite

Dr. Tammy Dickinson, Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, takes a break to look out over Yosemite National Park. | Photo courtesy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Tammy Dickinson is the Principal Assistant Director for Environment and Energy… Keep reading →

Meet The Women Leading The Clean Energy Revolution


From the so-called Calutron Girls who ran the cyclotron at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project to Hungarian biophysicist Maria Telkes who built the very first 100 percent solar house, women have played an important role in energy innovation in the United States and around the world. Yet, women’s roles in energy and scientific discovery… Keep reading →

Five Fast Facts About Astronaut Ellen Ochoa


Astronaut Ellen Ochoa is our fourth and final woman in STEM #ThrowbackThursday for 2016. | Illustration by Carly Wilkins, Energy Department.  It’s Women’s History Month on During the month of March, we’re highlighting the great contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM fields made by women of color throughout history, as well… Keep reading →

Celebrating The History Of Women In STEM


Many people find it a challenge to name a woman in STEM besides Marie Curie. This Women’s History Month, the Energy Department is working to fix that by highlighting the work of women who’ve made a difference in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields throughout history. Last year, we profiled the lives and contributions… Keep reading →

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