Small communities in Kansas and Missouri are saving big money and energy through high-impact lighting projects. Over the past three years, more than 5,700 energy-efficient lights were installed in communities with populations of less than 35,000 people, saving a combined $25 million in energy costs and drastically cutting carbon emissions.
Utah is working to ensure the resiliency of its future water and energy systems with funding from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program. In fact, the state developed its own Water Energy in Action educational program –in conjunction with the National Energy Foundation – to educate K-12 students and teachers about the many uses of water.
Energy Department and National Renewable Energy Laboratory develop the State and Local Energy Data (SLED) tool, a new website capable of analyzing and sorting data in real-time to quickly assess regional energy system, demand and resources.
The United States airline industry uses 23 billion gallons of fuels on passenger and cargo airlines annually, and globally, the international airline industry was the source of 777 million tons of carbon emissions in 2013.
With support from the Energy Department's Clean Cities program, United Parcel Service plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas trucks, making it the biggest private fleet of its kind in the United States.