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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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NEW PODCAST EPISODE! Today marks seven years since an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon rig caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Listen to the latest episode of our podcast to learn how game-changing technology invented by Argonne National Laboratory scientists can help clean up future oil spills.

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The next crop of wind pioneers starts here. Today, the Energy Department announced the 12 universities that will be testing their wind turbines in next year's Collegiate Wind Competition. The experience of building state-of-the-art #windenergy solutions continues next May in Chicago.

More details here: https://energy.gov/eere/articles/energy-department-announces-2018-collegiate-wind-competition-participants

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SISTERS IN SCIENCE: Learn about two sets of inspiring twin sisters and friends who once participated in the Official National Science Bowl ® and now work in #STEM careers! ↘️↘️

https://www.ameslab.gov/news/feature-stories/sisters-in-science

#NationalSiblingsDay

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As Texas governor, he led the world's 12th-largest economy. Now he's leading #AmericanEnergy. Get to know Secretary Rick Perry.⬇️

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HOME RUN! +MLB stadiums are rounding the bases and hitting energy efficiency out of the park. ⚾

#DidYouKnow Safeco Field was the first MLB team with LED lights or that Nationals Park is the first MLB stadium to be certified silver in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design?

Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2o2eJ1c
#OpeningDay
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Nora Stanton Blatch Barney, was not only Elizabeth Cady Stanton's granddaughter, but also the first American woman to become a civil engineer.
Learn more: https://energy.gov/articles/five-fast-facts-about-nora-stanton-blatch-barney #WomensHistoryMonth #FlashbackFriday
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Learn about a few of the inspiring #WomenInSTEM who work at the Energy Department and our National Laboratories. 👩‍🔬#WomensHistoryMonth

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https://www.energy.gov/diversity/listings/women-energy
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Rural electric co-ops deliver power to 42 million Americans. They're on track to DOUBLE their #solar capacity in 2017, with the help of a toolkit developed by National Rural Electric Cooperative Association with support from our SunShot Initiative! Learn how this project is expanding access to affordable, renewable energy across the nation. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://energy.gov/eere/success-stories/articles/eere-success-story-electric-cooperatives-channel-solar-resources-rural

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#DidYouKnow Dr. Ruby Hirose developed vaccines while her family was held in internment camps during World War II? She persevered with her research through a challenging period for Japanese Americans and led a distinguished scientific career, contributing to advances like vaccines for infantile paralysis.
Learn more ➜ https://energy.gov/art…/five-fast-facts-about-dr-ruby-hirose
#WomenInSTEM #WomensHistoryMonth #FlashbackFriday 
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Water💧and energy ⚡are connected. This graphic explains how. #WorldWaterDay
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