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Deja vu all over again? DOE to workers: We've been hacked

For the second time this year, the Energy Department tells employees their personal information may have been exposed in a cyberattack.

By Aug. 15, 2013


DOE, NASA testing fission reactor for spaceflight

This uranium-based reactor would use nuclear fission energy to power small spacecraft and possibly installations on Mars.

By Nov. 26, 2012


DOE-backed Abound Solar cuts factory line

Abound Solar, which received a $400 million loan guarantee from the DOE, is betting on a shift to more efficient panels will allow it to survive an ongoing solar industry shakeout.

By Mar. 1, 2012


Beacon Power to sell assets for DOE loan

Energy storage company Beacon Power, which received an Energy Department loan guarantee and went bankrupt, says it will sell its plant in an effort to repay $39.1 million owed on loan.

By Nov. 20, 2011


Doe-eyed Dreamer robot looking for friends

Dreamer, a Japanese-style humanoid robot built by Meka Robotics, was inspired by anime faces and puppy ears.

By Oct. 15, 2011


Nvidia to power DOE supercomputer, one of the fastest

Oak Ridge National Lab will use Nvidia chips in one of the world's fastest supercomputers. Eventually it will integrate as many as 18,000 graphics processing units.

By Oct. 11, 2011


DOE nails down loans for giant solar projects

Amid increased scrutiny of the loan guarantee program because of Solyndra, the Energy Department finalizes four more loans for projects which will lead to a jump in U.S. solar power production.

By Sep. 30, 2011


EV maker Bright Auto goes dark, blasts stalled DOE loan

Bright Automotive was counting on a U.S. government loan to build a factory for its hybrid utility van, but after three years of waiting, it's forced to shut down.

By Mar. 2, 2012


DOE: 2010 wind market saw decreased demand

The U.S. is only behind China as the fastest-growing wind power market, but installations here declined overall last year compared with 2008 and 2009.

By Jul. 13, 2011


Fisker lays off workers during DOE loan negotiations

Fisker Automotive has laid off workers as it tries to unlock more money from the $529 million Department of Energy loan it's using to produce its vehicles.

By Feb. 7, 2012