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May 18, 2011
Thermal Energy Corporation's (TECO) Control Room | Photo Courtesy of the Texas Medical Center
The World’s Largest Medical Center is Now Among the Most Energy Efficient

Houston-based Texas Medical Center recently celebrated the completion of an energy-efficient, 48 megawatt combined heat and power system. The Medical Center projects that new system, funded in part by a $10 million Recovery Act grant, will help save about $200 million in energy costs over the next 15 years — a big number, even by Texas standards.

May 13, 2011
Secretary Chu Highlights More Than 1,800 Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Under the Recovery Act

Investments in Electric Vehicles Helping to Reduce America's Reliance on Imported Oil

May 10, 2011
An Update on the Department’s Loan Programs

President Obama has made it clear the nation that wins the clean energy race will likely be the nation that leads the global economy. And in just over two years, the Loan Programs Office has become one of our most significant and most effective tools to meet this challenge and promote America’s leadership in clean energy production and manufacturing.

May 2, 2011
A123 battery in passenger vehicle application | Photo Courtesy of A123 Systems
Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123

How A123 Systems evolved from a team of researchers at MIT to becoming the world's second largest producer of lithium-ion batteries.

April 25, 2011
Senator Debbie Stabenow at the Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing Workshop
Revitalizing Innovation in Michigan for Clean Energy Manufacturing

To create jobs and win the clean energy race, we need to make sure technologies are invented in America and made in America. Michigan is working hard to do it's share, diversifying manufacturing expertise beyond automobiles to become a leader in clean energy products.

April 25, 2011
President Obama Talks Clean Energy At Facebook Town Hall

Check out this video for President Obama's comments on why investments in science education and clean energy research and innovation are critical to moving our country forward and strengthening America energy security.

April 20, 2011
Workers demonstrate the nitrogen tank used to inflate tires in St. Peters, MO. | Courtesy of the City of St. Peters
Cha-Ching! How One Missouri Town is Helping Residents Save Money and Energy

Residents of St. Peters, Missouri are seeing several improvements in their community thanks to a $512,800 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG). The grant, which is funded by the Recovery Act, has allowed the town to implement three energy efficiency programs that will save residents and the city money, while reducing energy waste.

April 11, 2011
Job Creation and Energy Savings in St. Paul, Minnesota

Check out this video where Mayor Chris Coleman explains how St. Paul is using grant money to create jobs while cutting waste and saving energy.