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  • "Lantern Live" Mobile App Lights Way for Citizens Impacted by Disasters

    November 24, 2014 5:06 PM

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, seemingly simple tasks such as refueling your car were incredibly difficult. Few tools existed to determine which gas stations had fuel and the power to pump that fuel. To help address this problem, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Monday announced the launch of Lantern Live – a mobile app that allows users in disaster-affected areas to report on the status of local gas stations, find fuel, and easily look up power outage maps from local utilities. Lantern Live is part of the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative.

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  • Thanks for joining us for #GridWeek! | Graphic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
    Grid Modernization – A View from Abroad

    November 21, 2014 4:58 PM

    Assistant Secretary Pat Hoffman, Head of the Office of Electricity, wraps up #GridWeek with a blog on her trip to Japan.

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