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March 8, 2010
The EERE Web Site Has a New Look!

The freshest energy news on the block this week is the newly designed eere.energy.gov.

December 10, 2009
Have You Used an Electric Meter to Measure Your Energy Use?

This week, you read about using an electric meter to measure and manage your energy use.

December 8, 2009
"I'd Like to Check Out Two Books, One DVD, and One Electrical Meter, Please."

Yesterday I wrote about my experience using a digital electrical meter at home. Today I'll discuss what I'm doing with promoting their use in my home town.

November 19, 2009
Do You Buy Clean Electricity From Your Utility?

If you can't set up a small renewable energy system of your own, buying clean electricity is a great way to support the use of renewable energy.

November 17, 2009
The Easy Way to Use Renewables: Buy Clean Electricity

Interested in signing up for renewable electricity? Here are resources to help you in the process.

July 26, 2011
Centerpoint Energy and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman Announce Results of Pilot Project on Home Energy Use

Poneman visits Houston to review progress of CenterPoint Energy's Smart Meter/Intelligent Grid Deployment

November 17, 2010
Department of Energy Announces Five Awards to Modernize the Nation's Electric Grid

Total public-private investment of more than $30 million to increase reliability, efficiency and security

October 28, 2010
Statement by Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Groundbreaking for Major Energy Efficiency Project at Indiana Steel Mill

Recovery Act project creates jobs, increases company's economic competitiveness, and delivers significant energy and environmental benefits for the region

September 22, 2010
Secretary Chu to Attend Inaugural GridWise Global Forum

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, September 23, 2010, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will deliver a keynote address at the inaugural GridWise Global Forum. Secretary Chu will discuss the importance of devloping a smart, strong and secure electricity delivery system to help build a 21st Century clean energy economy.

WHO:          U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu

WHEN:        Thursday, September 23, 2010
                    12:30 PM  EDT

        *** Press Availability to follow***

August 9, 2010
Department of Energy and Beacon Power Finalize $43 Million Loan Guarantee for Innovative Energy Storage Project in New York State

Washington D.C. --- Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that a $43 million loan guarantee has been finalized for Beacon Power Corporation's 20 megawatt innovative flywheel energy storage plant in Stephentown, NY.  The plant will help improve the stability and reliability of the state's electric grid and Beacon estimates it will create 20 construction jobs in New York and 40 permanent jobs in Massachusetts. Beacon Power is an energy storage company headquartered in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.