Author: U.S. Department of Energy

Dallas Goes Big With Energy Efficiency

During the past five decades, Dallas’ population has nearly doubled — growing from 679,000 in 1960 to more than 1.2 million people today. To support this rapid growth, develop a sustainable community and reduce Dallas’ impact on the electrical grid,… Read More
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8 Things To Know About Distributed Wind Energy

8. Distributed wind power is used at or near where it is generated, as opposed to wind power from wholesale generation, where power is sent to consumers via transmission lines and substations. Employed by households, schools, farms, industrial facilities, and… Read More

Solar Energy Possibilities Embraced By Oglala Sioux

It started with a spark — an interest in green energy. This glimmer of curiosity led Lyle Wilson, an instructor at Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota and U.S. Army veteran, to start researching renewable energy technologies such as solar,… Read More
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Doing Your Own Home Energy Audit

While a professional home energy audit is the best way to determine where your home is losing energy and where you can save, you can conduct your own simple but diligent walk-through and spot many problems in any type of… Read More

Smart Grid R&D Offers Many Lessons For Future

Recently I joined a panel of energy experts at the New York Times conference Energy for Tomorrow: Building Sustainable Cities. Given that the world’s urban population is expected to increase by more than 3 billion over the next 40 years,… Read More

The Power Of Community Helps Get Ready For Electric Cars

Which came first, the plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) or its charger? Because you can’t have one without the other, the Energy Department’s Clean Cities coalitions nationwide are helping their communities get ready for PEVs by using local knowledge to ensure… Read More

Using Energy Efficiency To Support Retired Military

In a retirement community for military officers and their spouses, San Antonio’s Army Residence Community (ARC) is launching an offensive against energy waste. Working with the local utility, CPS Energy, and the city of San Antonio, the ARC made energy… Read More