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August 3, 2012
A worker suppresses dust during the final demolition stages of the historic DP West site, located at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s (LANL) Technical Area 21. The demolition was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is part of $212 million in ARRA funds the Lab received for environmental remediation. | Photo courtesy of Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: August 3, 2012

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

August 2, 2012
With new pipes and controls, the natural gas kilns Highland Craftsmen uses to produce poplar bark shingles will operate about 40 percent more efficiently, saving the company $5,000 a year in energy costs. | Photo courtesy of Highland Craftsmen.
Back to the Basics of Sustainability -- Houses of Bark and Energy of Sunshine

How a North Carolina poplar bark shingle manufacturer is able to achieve net zero electricity use with help from the State Energy Program.

July 23, 2012
Using its fiberglass technology expertise and a grant from the Energy Department's State Energy Program (SEP), Energetx Composites was able to shift its operations to producing wind turbine blades. | Photo courtesy of Energetx Composites.
Energetx Composites: Retooling Manufacturing, Creating Michigan Jobs

How Energetx Composites is helping to revitalize local communities with its Holland, Michigan-based wind turbine blade production facility.

June 14, 2012
NARUC Releases Cybersecurity Primer for Utility Regulators (June 2012)

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has released “Cybersecurity for State Regulators,” a primer that explains conceptual cybersecurity basics and points to additional resources that can help regulators develop internal cybersecurity expertise, ask questions of their utilities, engage in partnerships with the public and private sector to develop and implement cost-effective cybersecurity, and begin to explore the integrity of their internal cybersecurity practices.

June 7, 2012
Reducing Energy Costs and Rebuilding the Past

People across the country are looking for ways to make homes and buildings more energy efficient and save money on their energy bill. The same goes for many local governments.

June 6, 2012
Pure Power, LLC makes products that allow truck engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. The company has increased their energy efficiency and hired new employees. | Photo courtesy of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/clatiek/47587765/">Flickr user ClatieK</a>.
Fueling South Carolina's Clean Energy Economy

As part of a national commitment to supporting energy efficient technologies, the Energy Department continues to invest in American companies that will continue to grow as this economy rebounds.

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.

May 24, 2012
Green Launching Pad 2.0 awards ceremony with Secretary Chu, Gov. John Lynch, and UNH President Mark Huddleston held at EnerTrac, Inc., in Hudson, NH. | Courtesy of University of New Hampshire Photographic Services
"Green Launching Pad" Supports Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Green Launching Pad program is helping new businesses grow and save energy.

May 15, 2012
Workers install the final LED streetlight for DC's EECBG-funded energy efficient lighting upgrade. | Energy Department photo, credit Chris Galm.
Brighter Lights, Safer Streets

Thanks to support from an Energy Department Recovery Act grant, Washington, DC streets are becoming brighter.

May 1, 2012
A student gets hands-on experience in the electric sector during an internship and mentoring program with Northeast Utilities, through ARRA workforce development funding. | Photo courtesy of Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.
Building Tomorrow's Smart Grid Workforce Today

Many community colleges, universities, utilities and manufacturers across America are taking smart, pragmatic steps to train the next generation of workers needed to modernize the nation’s electric grid.