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Sunny Side Up: White House to Install Solar Panels

Despite mediocre poll numbers and the sense of doom clouding hopes for Democratic success in November, things may have gotten a little sunnier at the White House. The Obama administration this week announced plans to install solar panels on the White House roof to demonstrate President Barack Obama’s commitment to …

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DoD, DOE Collaborate for Clean Energy

U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a White House forum to discuss clean energy in relation to national security. The MOU demonstrated a collaboration between the two departments to commit to fostering a clean-energy economy and improved efficiencies through …

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Small Businesses Get $30 Million for Clean Technology

Under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, $30 million will be made available to develop clean-energy technologies for U.S. small businesses. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the funding will be used from the Recovery Act budget appropriations to support the building of a clean-energy …

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DOE to Invest in New Technologies

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that the department plans to invest more than $200 million in new solar and water power technologies. Over the next five years, the DOE will use these funds to facilitate a clean-energy economy and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. The new …

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GSA Increases Hybrid Fleet

The U.S. federal government is working to reduce dependence on foreign oil by increasing the number of fuel-efficient hybrids. These vehicles also cut carbon dioxide and other pollution. GSA is going to be doubling the number of hybrids in their fleet this year and hopes to have 100 hybrid vehicles …

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Laurie Morman

Laurie Morman serves as chief of staff at the Office of Management of the Department of Energy. In that capacity, Morman is responsible for human resources, budget and financial support, IT, administrative support for the Office of the Secretary, and competitive sourcing. Before her current position, Morman was director of …

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