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Building the new clean energy economy. Reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research.
Building the new clean energy economy. Reducing nuclear dangers & environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research.

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Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space, but before she went into orbit she wanted to be a professional dancer!

Read more fun facts about Dr. Mae Jemison here: https://energy.gov/articles/five-fast-facts-about-astronaut-mae-jemison #BlackHistoryMonth #BHM
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Need a last minute #ValentinesDay card for the science lover in your life? Download and print these physics-themed ones: energy.gov/valentine ❤️️

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TIMELINE: Explore the history of one of the brightest ideas ever imagined -- the light bulb!
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https://energy.gov/articles/history-light-bulb

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BIG NEWS: Wind power is now the #1 source of renewable energy generation in America!
That’s according to a new report published today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which found that the U.S. wind industry has surpassed 82 gigawatts of installed capacity — enough to power more than 20 million homes — putting it just ahead of hydropower for the first time ever.
According to AWEA, Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity by a sizeable margin with 20,321 megawatts, followed by Iowa with 6,917 megawatts. Oklahoma actually leapfrogged California in the new report, boasting 6,645 megawatts and 5,662 megawatts, respectively. Wind energy is also a rapidly growing source of jobs. More than 100,000 people were employed by the U.S. wind industry last year, an increase of 32 percent from 2015.
Learn about the Energy Department’s work to support wind energy deployment and lower costs across the nation: https://energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office
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What's your state's energy ranking?

Dig into the data here ⬇⬇⬇
http://www.eia.gov/state/
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Did you know electrical power accounted for 39 percent of total U.S. energy consumption in 2015? Learn more energy basics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration ➡️️ http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=us_energy_home
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Art Rosenfeld, known as California’s “godfather” of energy efficiency and who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died today at his home. He was 90. 

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Severe weather is moving across the United States, bringing strong winds and intense storms. Track potential impacts to America's energy infrastructure with this U.S. Energy Information Administration map: http://www.eia.gov/special/disruptions/
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Secretary Ernest Moniz is leaving the building...but not before sitting down with #DirectCurrent podcast hosts for one last Exit Interview.

Listen to the whole thing on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/direct-current-energy.gov/id1110797865?mt=2 or our website https://energy.gov/podcasts/direct-current-energygov-podcast/episode-10-exit-interview. 

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Energy impacts ALL of us. It always has, and it always will.
That's why the U.S. Department of Energy exists, to bring energy and science to the people.

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