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October 3, 2012
Members of the community gathered to celebrate the opening of the Aztec Calendar Pavilion, the first renewable energy education project in El Paso, Texas. | Photo courtesy of the City of El Paso.
Increasing Solar Energy Awareness in El Paso

The City of El Paso, Texas, celebrates the opening of its first renewable energy education project.

September 28, 2012
For the past 10 years, the Solar Decathlon has educated consumers about affordable clean energy products that save energy and money, and provided hands-on training for jobs in the clean energy economy. | Photo courtesy of Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.
Solar Decathlon Turns Ten

The Energy Department's Solar Decathlon has a 10-year history of preparing the next generation of energy leaders to enter the workforce.

September 20, 2012
Meadville, Pennsylvania’s Allegheny College Highlighted by U.S. Energy Department for Its Investments in Clean Energy

Support for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefitting Local Community, Workers

September 12, 2012
Growth of Solar Power Electricity Generation in the United States, 1999-2013 | Chart provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration
Solar Generation Has a Bright Future

The amount of electricity the United States generates from solar power has started to grow rapidly and is projected to reach 18,000 megawatt hours per day in 2013.

August 23, 2012
Breaking down the latest Clean Energy Roundup from the Environmental Entrepreneurs. More details <a href="/node/385315">here</a>. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
INFOGRAPHIC | Made in America: Clean Energy Jobs

As the clean energy economy grows -- thousands of clean energy job opportunities are being created all across the country.

August 23, 2012
New Report Highlights Growth of America's Clean Energy Job Sector

Taking a moment to break-down key findings from the latest Clean Energy Jobs Roundup.

August 16, 2012
University of Minnesota Morris Clean Energy Investments Recognized by U.S. Department of Energy

Through the Departments “Clean Energy in Our Community” Video Series

August 10, 2012
Turbines on the Shirley Wind Farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Renewable energy represents one of the biggest economic opportunities for the global economy, and with a few small changes in how we finance projects like these, we can help make it easier and more affordable to bring clean energy to families and businesses nationwide. | Photo courtesy of Nordex USA.
Seizing a Clean Energy Opportunity

Richard Kauffman, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy, details how the U.S. clean energy industry is able and prepared to produce real energy for American consumers.

August 2, 2012
With new pipes and controls, the natural gas kilns Highland Craftsmen uses to produce poplar bark shingles will operate about 40 percent more efficiently, saving the company $5,000 a year in energy costs. | Photo courtesy of Highland Craftsmen.
Back to the Basics of Sustainability -- Houses of Bark and Energy of Sunshine

How a North Carolina poplar bark shingle manufacturer is able to achieve net zero electricity use with help from the State Energy Program.

July 26, 2012
William Parish from Solar Mosaic, one of nine solar startups chosen for the latest round of SunShot Incubator funding, discusses his company’s project with Energy Secretary Steven Chu at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Denver, Colorado. | Photo by John De La Rosa.
Solar Companies Go for the Gold with SunShot Incubator

In the global race towards solar energy leadership -- who stands to come out on top?