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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="">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 16, 2012
Building Tomorrow’s Smart Grid Workforce Today

Colleges, universities, utilities, and manufacturers are working together to create new training, development, and enhancement programs in schools and businesses across the country. New technologies are emerging to improve the nation’s electric grid, and the sector workforce must reflect the increased skills and knowledge to install, monitor, and maintain the infrastructure. Supported by DOE Recovery Act funding, these programs help train the next generation of workers and ensure that the evolving technical challenges of the sector are met.

April 6, 2012
OE's SGIG Program Featured in International Publication

An article in the March 2012 issue of the quarterly publication Metering International focuses on DOE's Smart Grid Investment Grant program, highlighting how the program is improving the reliability and resiliency of the US electric grid. The article examines the need to protect the grid and the benefits of modernization, including reduced demand, increased capacity, and faster recovery. OE's Debbie Haught, who oversees the SGIG program, and Joseph Palladino, who leads the analysis of the program, authored the piece. Metering International provides information on trends and developments in the industry.

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.