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  • A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

    The Department of Energy releases a new report highlighting strong growth in America’s wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits to ensure that the U.S. remains a leading producer and manufacturer in this booming global industry.

  • More Help for Those Coping with the Drought

    In Iowa, President Obama describes a new effort to help livestock producers coping with one of the worst droughts in a half century.

  • Celebrating 3,000,000 @WhiteHouse Twitter Followers

    To celebrate three million Twitter followers, we want to hear from you! Tell us why you follow @WhiteHouse and check out a new behind the scenes video with President Obama answering questions on Twitter.

  • A New Step Forward to Protect American Wind Energy Jobs

    The Senate Finance Committee passes a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit for the domestic wind industry.

  • Panel Shows What’s Possible in Education Technology

    Last Monday, at a Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Michael Bennet of Colorado, a panel of experts described some of the innovative learning technologies being brought to bear in public education and ways in which the Obama Administration’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education (ARPA-ED) could speed the development and deployment of these valuable technologies.

  • Better Building Federal Award Underway

    The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.

  • Telling the Big Story of America’s Rivers

    RiverWorks Discovery is an innovative outreach program that tells the big story of America’s rivers – Commerce, Culture, and Conservation. Created in 2004 by then-AEP River Operations president Mark Knoy and continuing under current AEP River Operations president Keith Darling, RiverWorks Discovery brings towboat pilots as well as environmental educators to learners across the country to show how important river commerce is to our nation’s economic and fiscal security. An RWD national exhibit will soon be traveling the United States.

  • Detecting Substance Use Problems Before Addiction Develops

    Preventing the development of substance use disorders is fundamental to the Obama Administration’s approach to drug policy. Today the Director announced a $22M grant for prevention.

  • The Resurgence of Manufacturing

    The manufacturing sector has added 504,000 jobs since January 2010 – the first period of sustained job growth since the 1990s. While there’s more work to be done, we continue to make progress.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: Why Refi?

    A quick glimpse at this week on