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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 ‪#‎ActOnClimate‬
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Magnetic levitation trains can travel up to 375 mph!
Did you know they can trace their roots to technology developed at +Brookhaven National Laboratory?
Learn more about how Maglev technology works:
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These incredibly talented university students are the face of America's clean energy future. Watch this short documentary for a behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition and learn why it's important! Go to for more info.
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With more than 800,000 jobs created since February 2010, manufacturing is making a comeback in America. Learn about the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute announced today by +The White House that aims to make U.S. manufacturing even more competitive by improving sensors and other smart technologies ➟ ‪#‎WeekofMaking‬
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It's not magic -- it's science.
Scientists at the National Energy Technology Laboratory devised a way to recycle CO2 into fuel and useful chemicals using tiny particles of gold. The process is groundbreaking, as it consumes more CO2 than it puts out. The researchers think the technology can lead to an effective industrial-scale way to reduce CO2 emissions.
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Next week, 12 university teams will face off at the U.S. Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition in New Orleans! Learn more about the competition and how it's shaping America's future clean energy workforce.

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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!
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We're in the middle of the summer and a dangerous heat wave will hit many parts of the country over the next few days. It's times like these we realize the importance of air conditioning. But how did this technology emerge and evolve? Explore our timeline below to find out!
‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ ‪#‎TBT‬
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You can have a say in shaping America's energy future!
As part of our Quadrennial Energy Review, we're seeking your feedback on a wide range of topics such as energy efficiency, technology innovation, power generation and more.

Submit your comments using this form:

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Researchers at the +National Renewable Energy Laboratory - NREL are searching for weak spots in the nation's electric grid.

The goal? Find them before hackers do.

⚡ See how they're breaking the grid to make it safer ⚡
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The world's largest Maker Faire begins today! Follow along here using ‪#‎MakeEnergy‬. Our ‪#‎NationalLabs‬ are displaying some of their coolest technologies and interacting with entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators like you!

✔ Interact with scientists from the the National Labs
✔ Share your ideas about transformative science projects
✔ Get involved in the future of energy
✔ Learn how to partner with the National Labs

Tune in right here!
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Check out these 9 cool energy technologies from our ‪#‎NationalLabs‬!
They'll be on display this weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire . The best part? You can look AND touch ➡
‪#‎MakeEnergy‬ ‪#‎MakerFaire‬ ‪#‎MFBA16‬
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