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Rising to Our "Sputnik Moment"

Secretary Chu delivering a speech at the National Press Club in DC on Monday, November 29

This past Monday Secretary Chu delivered a major address at the National Press Club in which he called upon the United States to sharply accelerate innovations in clean energy, citing recent clean technology successes by China and other industrial nations as a "Sputnik Moment" for the United States

Highlights from the speech can be found on the Energy Blog, along with a recording of the full remarks.

You can also review the Secretary's "Energy Race/Sputnik Moment" powerpoint by downloading one of the following files: .PPT or .PDF.


In Case You Missed It: Tuesday Talk with Secretary Chu

Yesterday Secretary Chu took participated in the White House Tuesday Talks series, advising viewers from across the country on how they can save money by saving energy and reiterating his assertion that the United States must sharply accelerate innovations in clean energy in response to the recent clean technology successes by countries such as China.

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A "Ferris Bueller Style" Look at Small Business Contracting at the Department of Energy

As Ferris Bueller said, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss something." At the Department of Energy, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has taken Ferris' advice to heart. We've been moving pretty fast over the last few years as we've worked to ensure that we're maximizing opportunity for small businesses.  

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Tuesday Talk: Secretary Chu Answers Your Questions LIVE

Later today Secretary Chu will be answering your questions as a part of the White House's Tuesday Talk series. The discussion will be broadcast live starting at 1:15 EST and will build off of the Secretary's speech at the National Press Club yesterday, which called on the United States to sharply accelerate innovations in clean energy.

Submit your questions and watch it live >


Secretary Chu Announces Nearly $21 Million in Technical Assistance Projects to Improve Energy Use in Commercial Buildings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - During a live online chat at the White House, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that 24 projects are receiving a total of $21 million in technical assistance to dramatically reduce the energy used in their commercial buildings.


Could 135,000 Laptops Help Solve the Energy Challenge?

Washington, D.C. - U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the largest ever awards of the Department's supercomputing time to 57 innovative research projects - using computer simulations to perform virtual experiments that in most cases would be impossible or impractical in the natural world.

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Learn if you are eligible to receive a rebate for purchasing a new energy-efficient appliance to replace your used appliance.

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DOE is now taking loan applications for advanced technology vehicle manufacturing

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