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January 14, 2016
Understanding the Grid
An Explainer: How “Grid Modernization” Could Improve Your Life

This month the Department of Energy is making a series of announcements to support its Grid Modernization Initiative. But what does grid modernization mean for you? We've broken it down.

January 12, 2016
American solar power continued its rapid growth in 2015, adding new jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy, while saving customers tens of millions of dollars per year on energy bills. | Photo courtesy of O2emc.
Solar Energy Jobs Outpace U.S. Economy

American solar power continued its rapid growth in 2015, adding new jobs 12 times faster than the rest of the economy, while saving customers tens of millions of dollars per year on energy bills.

January 12, 2016
2015's Top Five Blog Posts

Here on the EERE Blog, we tell other stories related to the Energy Department’s efforts to develop and deliver market solutions for energy saving-homes, buildings, and manufacturing; sustainable transportation; and renewable electricity generation. Here are our top five blog posts for 2015.

January 8, 2016
EERE Success: Highlighting the Positive Impacts of EERE in 2015

EERE Success Stories celebrate the milestones and accomplishments in which EERE has played a role. Here are the five most popular EERE Success Stories of 2015.

January 7, 2016
A new study estimates that $2.2 billion in benefits come from reduced greenhouse gas emissions and $5.2 billion from reductions in other air pollution for state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies operating in 2013.
New Study: Renewable Energy for State Renewable Portfolio Standards Yield Sizable Benefits

A new report from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies reduced greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, while also reducing water use, creating renewable energy jobs and suppressing wholesale electricity and natural gas prices.

January 7, 2016
In Case You Missed Them: Our Top Blog Posts from December

As we start the new year, we're taking a look back at December 2015--our top blog posts and some favorites we want to share with you. Happy New Year!

January 6, 2016
EERE Unveils New Strategic Plan

EERE has developed a new Strategic Plan and Implementing Framework to advance its mission and to continue to play a global leadership role in developing and deploying clean, sustainable and affordable energy technologies.

January 6, 2016
Taking Solar Training for Veterans to a New Level in 2016

Solar Ready Vets helped American veterans get jobs in the solar industry in 2015. 2016 is going to be even bigger.

January 6, 2016
David Friedman: On the Future of Transportation and the L.A. Auto Show

David Friedman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, visited the L.A. Auto Show in November 2015. He shared his thoughts about transportation's future in this video.

December 30, 2015
6 Smart Energy Resolutions for 2016

Make 2016 the year you to take a few simple steps to save energy, starting with our list of energy resolutions.