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.
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.
On April 11, 2012, DOE Recovery Act funding recipient Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) celebrated a major milestone in the development of a regional smart grid in California: the installation of over 600,000 smart meters.
As their industry took a turn for the worse a few years ago, houseboat manufacturers teamed up with local government and the University of Kentucky -- and are now using green building technologies to build small, energy efficient houses.
To help reverse the trend of letting police cars idle (and waste fuel), the City of Tallahassee, Florida’s Fleet Management Division has designed and built its own Less Idle Time (LIT) package and has installed the equipment in 27 police cars using EECBG funding through the Recovery Act.