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October 30, 2014
Participants watch a weatherization demonstration in Vermont, including techniques for the proper installation of a blower door. | Photo Courtesy of Capstone Community Action in Vermont
Department of Energy Joins States to Celebrate National Weatherization Day

Since the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program was created in 1976, low-income Americans in more than 7 million homes have received cost-saving energy efficiency improvements.

October 30, 2014
VIDEO: Welcoming Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall

Check out video highlights from Deputy Secretary Sherwood-Randall's swearing-in ceremony, held October 10, 2014, with special guest Vice President Joe Biden.

October 30, 2014
Max Schreck in Nosferatu, presumably climbing the stairs to plug in some unused appliances. | Photo from Wikipedia, Public Domain in the U.S.
Are Energy Vampires Sucking You Dry?

On Halloween, ghosts, ghouls and goblins will emerge to walk the streets -- but an actual terror may already be lurking in your home, leeching off your energy supply.

October 29, 2014
Halloween LED lights are a common, energy efficient decoration. | Photo courtesy of Jeremy Roof, Creative Commons.
Energy Tricks Lead to Cost-Saving Treats

Whether you're trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples or on a hayride this Halloween, take time to notice all the ways energy efficiency plays a part in the celebration.

October 29, 2014
This month our experts answered your #AskEnergySaver questions on home heating. | Image courtesy of Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
#AskEnergySaver: Home Heating

You asked, we answered! Here are answers to your #AskEnergySaver questions on home heating.

October 28, 2014
As the demand for electric vehicles goes up, charging stations become more prevalent -- here an electric vehicle owner uses a local charging station. | Photo Courtesy of the Energy Department.
Energy Jobs: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installer

Learn about what it takes to become an electric vehicle charging station installer in the latest installment of our #EnergyJobs series.

October 28, 2014
Your basement no longer has to be scary. We are sharing tips and tricks to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. | Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com/spxChrome.
Taking on Scary Basements

Some tricks and treats to help make home energy costs less spooky this Halloween season.

October 27, 2014
"Energize" Your Neighborhood with Energy-Themed Pumpkins

Now through Halloween, we're highlighting scarily effective ways to save energy -- and money -- at home. Get started with our energy-themed pumpkin stencils!

October 22, 2014
Mapping Geothermal Heat Flow and Existing Plants

Check out our interactive map to learn about geothermal energy, a growing source of clean, renewable American power.

October 20, 2014
This new partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers aims to increase energy literacy and promote STEM education. | Photo courtesy of the Department of Energy.
Expanding Science and Energy Literacy with America’s Science and Technology Centers

The Department's new partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers is advancing energy literacy through museums and science centers.