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June 6, 2012
Pure Power, LLC makes products that allow truck engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. The company has increased their energy efficiency and hired new employees. | Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/clatiek/47587765/">Flickr user ClatieK</a>.
Fueling South Carolina's Clean Energy Economy

As part of a national commitment to supporting energy efficient technologies, the Energy Department continues to invest in American companies that will continue to grow as this economy rebounds.

May 30, 2012
Betin Incorporated's generator converts gas from the plant's anaerobic digester into electricity. | Courtesy of Montchevré.
A Not-So-Cheesy Approach to Clean Energy Manufacturing

In support of the Obama Administration’s goals for quality, American-made clean energy products, the Energy Department’s State Energy Program continues to invest in the small businesses that make up the backbone of our economy.

May 24, 2012
Green Launching Pad 2.0 awards ceremony with Secretary Chu, Gov. John Lynch, and UNH President Mark Huddleston held at EnerTrac, Inc., in Hudson, NH. | Courtesy of University of New Hampshire Photographic Services
"Green Launching Pad" Supports Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Green Launching Pad program is helping new businesses grow and save energy.

May 15, 2012
Workers install the final LED streetlight for DC's EECBG-funded energy efficient lighting upgrade. | Energy Department photo, credit Chris Galm.
Brighter Lights, Safer Streets

Thanks to support from an Energy Department Recovery Act grant, Washington, DC streets are becoming brighter.

May 1, 2012
A student gets hands-on experience in the electric sector during an internship and mentoring program with Northeast Utilities, through ARRA workforce development funding. | Photo courtesy of Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Building Tomorrow's Smart Grid Workforce Today

Many community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers across America are taking smart, pragmatic steps to train the next generation of workers needed to modernize the nation’s electric grid.

April 18, 2012
Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman joins officials from Tennessee government agencies and the University of Tennessee at the official opening of the West Tennessee Solar Farm. | Energy Department photo.
Harvesting the Sun at the West Tennessee Solar Farm

The West Tennessee Solar Farm (WTSF) is now open for business!

April 17, 2012
ARRA Program Celebrates Milestone 600,000 Smart Meter Installations

On April 11, 2012, DOE Recovery Act funding recipient Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) celebrated a major milestone in the development of a regional smart grid in California: the installation of over 600,000 smart meters.

April 4, 2012
Innovative Project Helps Refloat a Local Industry

As their industry took a turn for the worse a few years ago, houseboat manufacturers teamed up with local government and the University of Kentucky -- and are now using green building technologies to build small, energy efficient houses.

March 20, 2012
Police cars in Tallahassee, FL are using EECBG funding from the Recovery Act to reduce idle time and save fuel and taxpayer money. | Courtesy of Tallahassee Police Department.
Saving Gas While Fighting Crime in Tallahassee

To help reverse the trend of letting police cars idle (and waste fuel), the City of Tallahassee, Florida’s Fleet Management Division has designed and built its own Less Idle Time (LIT) package and has installed the equipment in 27 police cars using EECBG funding through the Recovery Act.

March 19, 2012
Secretary Chu's Written Testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Secretary Chu's full written testimony to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.