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  • Investing in Solutions: Leaders in Finance and Climate

    This week, I participated in an event at the White House on Women Leaders in Climate Finance and Investment that highlighted the pioneering role women leaders in the finance sector are playing to mainstream climate change into finance and investment decisions. Women around the world are often the first to feel the effects of climate and at the same time can offer unique perspectives and solutions.


  • Making Progress on Climate Change

    In the past few months, the Administration has taken important steps under the Climate Action Plan to move to cleaner sources of power, strengthen our communities against the threat of severe weather, and engage our international partners.


  • Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: Essential to Our Technology Future

    North Carolina State University will lead the Energy Department’s new manufacturing innovation institute for the next generation of power electronics, which will work to drive down the costs of and build America’s manufacturing leadership in wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor-based power electronics.


  • New Energy.gov Video Series Highlights Women in STEM Fields

    Among college grads, men outnumber women in nearly every science and engineering major, according to a report by the American Association of University Women. At the Energy Department, a workforce well versed in STEM fields, like physics, chemical science and computing, is critical to driving our mission forward.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: “Every kid in this country can make it”

    Weekly Wrap Up: Promise Zones, Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance, Affordable Care Act, We the Geeks and Strengthening our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure.


  • What You Missed in We the Geeks: “Weather is Your Mood and Climate is Your Personality”

    In this week's We The Geek's Google+ hangout, we spoke with leading meteorologists, climate scientists, and weather experts about why temperatures dipped to such frigid lows this week, how weather experts turn raw data into useful forecasts, and what we know about extreme weather events in the context of a changing climate.


  • West Wing Week 1/10/14 or, "A Year of Action"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • New Steps to Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

    President Obama establishes the federal government’s first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) process, fulfilling an important commitment from his Climate Action Plan and ensuring that federal energy policies continue to meet the nation’s economic, environmental, and security goals.


  • We the Geeks: “Polar Vortex” and Extreme Weather

    Join us this Friday, January 10th at 2:00 PM ET for a conversation with leading meteorologists, climate scientists, and weather experts about why temperatures dipped to such frigid lows this week, how weather experts turn raw data into useful forecasts, and what we know about extreme weather events in the context of a changing climate.


  • The Clean Energy Economy in Three Charts

    Clean energy technologies are producing more American energy than ever before as key costs continue to come down.


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