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Jump for joy! The next +DOE Solar Decathlon is officially set for October 5 - 15, 2017 in Denver. The collegiate competition challenges student teams to design, build and operate beautiful solar-powered houses that are cost-effective and energy-efficient. It's never too early to start planning for next year's event, which includes even more family-friendly (and free!) activities. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2bih5nh ☀️  #SD2017
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Eighty percent of goods in the U.S. are hauled by heavy duty -- or Class 8 -- trucks, which use about 28 billion gallons of fuel per year. We're working with industry to develop new technologies to lower fuel consumption and emissions of these big rigs through our ‪#‎SuperTruck‬ initiative, which aims to DOUBLE efficiency of Class 8 trucks.

Learn about this program and 35 other R&D projects that will boost efficiency of cars and trucks, cut carbon pollution and save consumers and businesses money: http://bit.ly/2byd3X ‪#‎ActOnClimate
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Scientists just got one step closer to the next generation of solar panels.
Researchers at +Los Alamos National Laboratory solved one of the biggest obstacles facing perovskite ‪#‎solar‬ cells. ☀️ http://energy.gov/articles/next-generation-solar-panels
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A fusion power plant might sound like science fiction, but it could be a reality in the not-too-distant future thanks to research at +Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 

Take a look! → http://bit.ly/2ajiPHL
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America has one of the largest fleets of plug-in electric vehicles in the world. These low-carbon cars are an important solution in the fight against climate change. Yesterday,  +The White House announced new efforts by the public and private sector to advance electric vehicles that will drive America to a more sustainable future. Learn more http://bit.ly/29YAJRK ‪#‎ActOnClimate‬
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Can we turn CO2 into fuel, rather than a pollutant? 🌱🌱🌱

A group of scientists asked that question and found a way to say yes! Check out this research from Argonne National Laboratory, which shows a way to convert carbon dioxide into fuels like methanol. http://bit.ly/2bPkNG3
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America's wind energy sector grew by 12 percent last year, adding nearly 8.6 gigawatts of new capacity. That's faster growth than any other source of electricity generation in the country!

The wind industry also supported 88,000 jobs and generated 190 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2015 -- enough to power 19 million average U.S. homes and saving the equivalent of more than 130 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Check out our new reports for a full breakdown of the nation's soaring wind industry: http://energy.gov/2015-wind-market-report
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Tap to listen to the latest episode of our podcast, Direct Current!
Join us on a journey into the crazy, colorful world of government "backronyms," where mind-bending research projects have intricately crafted titles that would make the most hardened crossword puzzle veteran blush.

More about the episode: http://energy.gov/direct-current-episode-4-backronyms

Subscribe via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/direct-current-energy.gov/id1110797865
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Curious about quantum computing? Check out our livestream Friday at 11 a.m. ET to learn all about it: http://energy.gov/live-doe-cyber-distinguished-speaker-series
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Hydropower is the nation's oldest and largest source of clean, renewable electricity. But what could its role look like in the year 2050?

That's the focus of our new Hydropower Vision report, which takes an unprecedented look at the future of water power in America.  It maps out how this sustainable energy source could grow from 101 gigawatts (GW) to nearly 150 GW of combined electricity generation and storage capacity by 2050, playing a key role in our clean energy future for decades to come.

Read our blog for more: http://energy.gov/articles/hydropower-vision-new-report-highlights-future-pathways-us-hydropower
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NEW EPISODE: Our ‪#‎DirectCurrent‬ podcast is back! This week, we're talking about the electric grid -- how it works, what happens when it fails, and what the Energy Department is doing to make it more resilient.
Listen below for a harrowing real-life story from Hoboken, NJ, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, and hear from an expert on how a "microgrid" could help the city prepare for future disasters. You can also check out the episode page for infographics, videos, and lots more good stuff! http://bit.ly/29HuJyB
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The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.