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September 12, 2012
Boaz, Alabama Mayor Tim Walker, along with state representatives and community leaders, cut the ribbon for the state's solar LED light pilot project. | Photo courtesy of Lionel Green, Sand Mountain Reporter.
Solar LED Light Pilot Project Illuminates the Way in Alabama

The community of Boaz, Alabama, saves money by retrofitting streetlights with new lighting technology.

August 24, 2012
University at Albany's new student housing center, Liberty Terrace, is the school's first LEED Gold certified facility. The building has high-efficiency lighting and uses 45 percent less water than a comparable building. | Photo courtesy of the University at Albany.
University at Albany Students Head Back to a School Powered with Renewable Energy

University at Albany's new student housing center uses a geothermal heat pump to control temperature, reduce energy use and save money.

August 23, 2012
Breaking down the latest Clean Energy Roundup from the Environmental Entrepreneurs. More details <a href="/node/385315">here</a>. | Infographic by <a href="/node/379579">Sarah Gerrity</a>.
INFOGRAPHIC | Made in America: Clean Energy Jobs

As the clean energy economy grows -- thousands of clean energy job opportunities are being created all across the country.

August 23, 2012
New Report Highlights Growth of America's Clean Energy Job Sector

Taking a moment to break-down key findings from the latest Clean Energy Jobs Roundup.

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.