Energy Launches New Website

The Energy Department unveiled a redesigned website on Monday with an eye toward the future.

The "roll out is another significant step forward in our effort to become a more transparent, participatory and accessible department," said Cammie Croft, director of new media and citizen engagement, in a blog post. "However, we know we have a lot more work to do."

Croft said Energy wants to turn its site into a "cutting-edge, 21st century interactive information platform." To that effect, Energy has begun moving the site to Drupal, an open source management system.

New features include:

  • Vintage DOE, which takes a look at an item from Energy's archives and discusses the department's current work on the issue. The focus is on videos.
  • Energy Matters, a live-chat series. Secretary Steven Chu will host the first session later this month.
  • Profiles within the department's blog, highlighting the impact of energy programs.

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