Author: U.S. Department of Energy

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Energy Efficiency Upgrades Net Over $41.2 Million In Savings

In hundreds of communities all across the country, the Energy Department’s Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is spurring an energy efficiency transformation. Working with states, counties and cities, the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program is helping American families and business owners make… Read More
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5 Super Big Solar Power Projects Powering Our Future

2012 marked a record year for America’s solar industry. Installations surged by 76 percent compared to 2011 — representing an estimated market value of $11.5 billion. From commercial to residential, every sector experienced growth, but the clear standout of 2012… Read More

Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Carbon Fiber

Note: This article is part of the series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…”  9. Carbon fiber — sometimes known as graphite fiber — is a strong, stiff, lightweight material that has the potential to replace steel… Read More

US National Parks Embrace Alternative Fuel Transport

America’s National Parks have always attracted pioneers in transportation. In the early 1900s, the new transcontinental railroad encouraged people to “See America First,” particularly the National Parks. Today, the National Park Service is leading by example. Working in partnership with… Read More

Energy-Efficient Manufacturing Sees New Investments

On the heels of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative launched earlier this week, Assistant Secretary David Danielson announced five new innovative research and development projects focused on reducing energy use and costs for U.S. manufacturers, while helping to boost product… Read More

Wind Power Serving Milwaukee Well

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Author credit goes to Christina Stowers. On the shore of Lake Michigan, a 154-foot wind turbine symbolizes Milwaukee’s strategic plan of moving forward with… Read More