As we enter the New Year and move forward with our efforts…(it’s) important to take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made.
Across the complex, our workforce is reducing nuclear dangers, expanding the boundaries of science and innovation, and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future.
We’re working together like never before to seize the technological lead in everything from batteries to biofuels to solar energy.
I thought I would share a few of the things we have accomplished together:
Our investments in wind and solar power have put the country on track to double renewable energy generation from 2008 to 2012.
Overhauled and re-launched our website, Energy.Gov, to better communicate with the public. Just recently, GovLoop named the new Energy.gov the top Federal website of 2011. The Department’s website reform efforts are expected to save more than $10 million annually.
We also started Powerpedia, a Department of Energy wiki-like site, that facilitates information sharing among employees.
Weird. I woke up this morning and made a list. Something reminded me of the World Cup and how much fun that was. I couldn’t resist whipping out my phone to write down my favorite memories of 2010.
Well, it appears the world agrees with me and the Year in Review is officially here. Every major site is releasing theirs and that term (“year in review”) is the new meme for them. Here are the search lists from google, yahoo, and bing (thanks Don Reisinger). Twitter also released a top trends of 2010 with an awesome infograph (and some analysis on “promoted trends”).
All interesting if you love data, but if you want pure unadulterated awesomeness then check out YouTube’s top videos of 2010. These are more than data points they are funny-ass commercials, amateur silliness, ridiculous emotional outbursts, and more. They feel like the real culture of America and if you don’t watch them Sarah Palin will make fun of you.