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The roof of the 12-story Chicago City Hall building has been retrofitted with a 22,000 square-foot rooftop garden to reduce urban air temperature. | Credit: Katrin Scholz-Barth

The roof of the 12-story Chicago City Hall building has been retrofitted with a 22,000 square-foot rooftop garden to reduce urban air temperature. | Credit: Katrin Scholz-Barth

State and local governments play an important role in the everyday lives of people around the country.  Developing and installing the next generation of clean energy technologies often happens at the local level, so it’s important that there is communication across all levels of government.

Every day the Department of Energy works closely with these governments to advance clean energy technologies and energy efficiency improvements in local communities.

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Working with Alaska to Reduce Energy Use and #ActOnClimate
New Energy Department competition to help rural Alaskan communities save energy and fight climate change. | Graphic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department

New Energy Department competition to help rural Alaskan communities save energy and fight climate change.

Nevada’s State Park System Strengthens Attractions with Solar
State Energy Program funds from the U.S. Department of Energy supported the installation of batteries to store energy from this solar system at Nevada's Beaver Dam State Park near the Utah border.

The state park system across the U.S. is critical to historic preservation, natural history, wildlife conservation, and education. The Energy Department plays an important role in supporting state parks thought clean energy investment.

Colorado Dairy Industry Boosts Energy Efficiency
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Historically, the U.S. dairy industry has been one of the most energy-intensive forms of agriculture. Colorado is at the forefront of the fight to increase energy efficiency in this sector.

New Bedford Builds Foundation for Energy-Centric Economic Development
Pictured here is one of the solar arrays that is providing New Bedford with clean, renewable energy to power its municipally owned buildings. This ground-mounted solar array is built on a brownfield site. | Photo courtesy of Con Edison Solutions.

How a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy is helping one Massachusetts city prosper.