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Dept of Energy Using Technology for a Greener Future

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is on top of technology and leading the way to a greener future for people, businesses & communities. Here are 4 ways they are using tech to innovate the green movement:

1. Your MPG

The DOE's site [URL="http://FuelEconomy.gov"]FuelEconomy.gov[/URL] covers information about energy use and your vehicle including fuel use, fuel cost, and greenhouse gas emissions.

2. America' Next Top Energy Innovator

The Energy Department launched [URL="http://techportal.eere.energy.gov/category/startup_america"]America’s Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge[/URL]. The technology transfer program gives startups the chance to license Energy Department technologies developed at the 17 national laboratories across the country at an affordable price.

3. Products: Smarter Windows

The DOE funds research and development efforts leading to the manufacturing of products that will someday be in our homes and significantly impact energy savings. One area of R&D applies to building efficiency, and more specifically, to windows.

4. Solar Decathalon

Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy’s [URL="http://www.solardecathlon.gov/"]Solar Decathlon[/URL] has challenged collegiate students to develop solar-powered, highly efficient houses.

For more details, see [URL="http://mashable.com/2011/08/03/department-energy-tech/"]Mashable[/URL].

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