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April 25, 2013
Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid Report (April 2013)

The Economic Impact of Recovery Act Investments in the Smart Grid report analyzes the economy-wide impacts of the Recovery Act funding for smart grid project deployment in the United States, administered by Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. Key findings include:

April 25, 2013
Smart Grid: Powering Our Way to a Greener Future

Learning how to be smarter and more efficient about reducing our energy consumption is on the minds of everyone this week. The smart grid, with its improved efficiency and performance, is helping consumers conserve energy and save money every day.

April 9, 2013
The Notrees Wind Storage Demonstration Project is a 36-megawatt energy storage and power management system, which completed testing and became fully operational in December. It shows how energy storage can moderate the intermittent nature of wind by storing excess energy when the wind is blowing and making it available later to the electric grid to meet customer demand.
Smoothing Renewable Wind Energy in Texas

A west Texas town recently became home to the largest battery storage on a wind farm, thanks to investments from the Energy Department.

April 4, 2013
Patrick Yarn Mills, located in Kings Mountain North Carolina, installed a 105-kilowatt rooftop solar system with the help of the Energy Department's State Energy Program. | Photo courtesy of the NC Energy Office.
Spinning with the Sun

Learn how a North Carolina yarn manufacturer is using solar power to reduce its energy costs.

March 8, 2013
FedEx, a National Clean Fleets partner, is expanding its advanced technology vehicle fleets in Kansas and Michigan with the support of Clean Cities projects in those states. | Photo courtesy of Jonathan Burton, NREL.
National Clean Fleets Partners Get the Best of Both Worlds with Hybrid Vehicles

National Clean Fleets partners are investing in hybrid vehicles to reduce their oil use, vehicle emissions and fuel costs.

March 7, 2013
Fair Oaks Farms and AMP Americas Transform Waste into Fuel

Learn how an Indiana dairy is fueling its milk delivery trucks with renewable natural gas.

March 1, 2013
Using money from the Energy Efficiency Block Grant Program, St. Louis installed new LED fixtures in the City Hall parking structure. The new lights deliver more useful light and use nearly 83 percent less power than the previous lights. | Photo courtesy of John Wm Nagel, Photography.
St. Louis Launches Plan for More Sustainable Community

The Energy Department's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program is playing a central role in increasing energy efficiency in St. Louis.

February 19, 2013
Wrigley Manufacturing Company is using solar energy to help run its Altoids manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. | Photo courtesy of Chris Davis, Tennessee Solar Institute.
Savings to Chew On: Wrigley Expands Commitment to Sustainability

Wrigley Manufacturing Company is using solar energy to help run its Altoids manufacturing plant.

February 11, 2013
The Port of Milwaukee's wind turbine not only generates power for the Port Administration building, it also serves as a tool to educate the community about wind power. | Photo courtesy of the Port of Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Reaps Benefits of Wind Energy

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, a 154-foot wind turbine helps save taxpayer dollars and teaches the community about wind energy.

February 7, 2013
Smart for Life received a loan from Palm Beach County’s revolving loan fund program to expand its production facility and boost its overall energy efficiency. | Photo courtesy of Craig Stephens, Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County Sees Energy-Smart Economic Growth

A Florida community focuses on energy efficiency to encourage economic growth.