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August 8, 2011
B-Cycle users can access bikes on demand with an annual, weekly, or daily pass. | Courtesy of Julia Diana, City of San Antonio
Bike Sharing in Texas: San Antonio Rolls Out Program Aimed at Energy Efficiency and Public Health

As the first bike sharing system in Texas, San Antonio’s B-Cycle addresses two top concerns in the city: providing opportunities to improve personal health and giving active transportation choices to residents and visitors. Riders are empowered to see how they are making a difference in the community. Through a personal profile page, they can track calories burned, miles ridden, and their carbon offset. It’s not just residents who benefit – the city of San Antonio also benefits from cleaner air.

August 1, 2011
Check out this residential energy report, one of many that's helping residents all over King County, Washington save energy and money at home.
Seven Cities and a Utility Company Team Up to Deliver Residential Energy Savings

In 2010, seven cities in King County, Washington -- known as the C-7 New Energy Partnership -- joined forces with local utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and energy management software company OPOWER to help nearly 100,000 residents reduce their home energy consumption. The program, which was made possible in part by Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding from the Recovery Act , has become an easy and informative way for residents to understand their energy consumption, compare their household use against neighbors, and identify effective options to reduce their costs. 

July 26, 2011
Small business owner Steve Kaplan told ABC News’ “Show Me the Money” on Good Morning America that he's saving over $320 per month compared to last summer, which they calculated could result in $1,300 a year.
Smart Meters Helping Oklahoma Consumers Save Hundreds During Summer Heat

Smart meters -- just one of the advanced technologies being used to modernize the grid -- are helping Oklahoma businesses and home owners beat high electricity bills not only during these summer months, but year-round.

July 15, 2011
More About "Topic A" and "Topic B" Awards

The awards pursuant to the Department of Energy’s Interconnection-wide Transmission Planning Initiative cover two broad topics. “Topic A” covers Interconnection-Level Analysis and Planning. “Topic B” covers Cooperation Among States on Electric Resource Planning and Priorities, where the states will develop input to the Topic A analyses and perform other tasks.

July 14, 2011
Smart Grid Investment Grant Recipient Information

BACKGROUND

The Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’s goal was to expeditiously negotiate the Smart Grid Investment Grant awards so each recipient could begin implementing their project in a timely fashion.

Each recipient can:

July 14, 2011
OE Recovery Act Archive

2011

July 26, 2011: BLOG
Smart Meters Helping Oklahoma Consumers Save Hundreds During Summer Heat 
Smart meters -- just one of the advanced technologies being used to modernize the grid -- are helping Oklahoma businesses and home owners beat high electricity bills not only during these summer months, but year-round.

June 27, 2011
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    June 27, 2011
    FAQs Related to the Recovery Act

    The Office of the General Counsel operates an email hotline for legal questions related to the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA), including the State Energy Program (SEP), Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).