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July 17, 2012
Secretary Chu and Office of Indian Energy Director Tracey LeBeau meet with Wisconsin tribal leaders in Milwaukee, WI. | Photo courtesy of Mark Appleton.
Wisconsin Tribal Leaders Work Towards a Clean Energy Future

Secretary Chu and Indian Energy Policy Director Tracey LeBeau meet with Wisconsin Tribal Leaders to discuss their commitment to a clean energy economy.

July 13, 2012
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited Ingeteam, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Thursday, July 12. During the visit, he toured the facilities that produce wind power generators and converters, in addition to PV solar inverters. In this photo he looks at a Stator 2MW Wind Turbine Generator. | Photo by Pat A. Robinson
Photo of the Week: July 13, 2012

This week's photo gives an insider look at Secretary Chu's tour of Ingeteam yesterday.

July 13, 2012
Todd Allen | Photo courtesy of the University of Wisconsin
10 Questions for a Nuclear Engineer: Todd Allen

Running two advanced research facilities and also serving as a professor and materials scientist, Todd Allen is advancing the materials that will go into the next generation of nuclear reactors.

June 28, 2012
Helping Wisconsin Small Businesses Increase Sustainability

Almost 100 Wisconsin small- and medium-sized businesses have been helped thanks to the Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative.

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.

March 12, 2012
Idle Free System's frame rail unit mounted onto the chassis rail of a truck. Idle Free produces battery-powered, idle-elimination systems that lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions while retaining power to a truck’s cab. | Courtesy of Idle Free Systems.
"Idle Free Systems" Does Not Stand Idly by

How can truck drivers who spend nights on the road avoid the fuel and maintenance costs that occur with discretionary idling? One Recovery Act-funded Wisconsin business has the answer.

March 12, 2012
Idle Free System's frame rail unit mounted onto the chassis rail of a truck. Idle Free produces battery-powered, idle-elimination systems that lower fuel costs and CO2 emissions while retaining power to a truck’s cab. | Courtesy of Idle Free Systems.
SEP Success Stories: "Idle Free Systems" Does Not Stand Idly by

Wisconsin-based Idle Free Systems received nearly $1.2M from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program to expand production of their idle elimination solutions through the Recovery Act, and expects to create 20 jobs from the investment. Learn more.

March 5, 2012
A robot works on crystalline solar cells at Wisconsin-based Helios USA, LLC. The opening of the manufacturing plant has supported 26 jobs and is projected to create a total of 50 permanent jobs in the state and was supported through a State Energy Program loan. | Courtesy of Helios USA, LLC.
Not a Long Time Ago in an Energy Efficient Galaxy Not Very Far Away

A manufacturer of crystalline solar cells recently opened a new manufacturing facility for the assembly of solar panels by plant staff and robots in Milwaukee. This project is a result of Recovery Act funds from the Energy Department’s State Energy Program (SEP).

January 13, 2012
CX-007568: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Midwest Provider of Solar Instructor Training
CX(s) Applied: A9, A11
Date: 01/13/2012
Location(s): Wisconsin
Offices(s): Golden Field Office

January 10, 2012
Brian Bernal installs a carbon monoxide detector for a homeowner participating in the Weatherization Assistance Program in Loveland, CO. | Credit: Dennis Schroeder, NREL.
Weatherization Roundup

More than 750 thousand homes were weatherized by the Department’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the past three years. Secretary Chu spoke with governors and members of Congress around the country to celebrate this huge accomplishment -- which was finished ahead of schedule and is saving the average household $400 annually on their heating and cooling bills.