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November 15, 2013
EA-1752: Draft Environmental Assessment

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Compression Testing Phase Project, San Joaquin County, California

November 14, 2013
A Los Angeles lighting project is saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs. | Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting
Lighting the Way for Big Energy Savings in Los Angeles

The world’s largest light emitting diode (LED) conversion project to date is under way in Los Angeles, California. In the project’s first phase alone, the city retrofitted more than 141,000 streetlights, reducing energy use by 63% and saving the city $7 million a year in electricity costs.

November 4, 2013
AWEA Wind Project Operations and Maintenance and Safety Seminar

The AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar is designed for owners, operators, turbine manufactures, material suppliers, wind technicians, managers, supervisors, engineers, and occupational environmental, health, and safety professionals who come together to discuss the best strategies to manage wind project assets while fully understanding the environmental, health, and safety challenges workers face.

November 4, 2013
Philipp Klebert, center, celebrates after learning Vienna University of Technology placed first in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013 at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.  | Photo by Stefano Paltera, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
Setting the Stage for the Next Solar Decathlon

As we close another impressive chapter in Solar Decathlon history, we look forward to the next event in 2015. Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary educational institutions are welcome to submit application proposals to the Energy Department. Up to 20 teams will selected based on quantity and quality of proposals

November 1, 2013
The DOE's SLAC linear accelerator, or "linac," stretches in a straight line for two miles across the hills of Stanford University in Menlo Park, California. The building shown in the photo -- known as the "klystron gallery" because it houses machines called klystrons that power the accelerator -- is the longest modern building in the world. The particle accelerator itself is a copper tube roughly 20 feet below ground and has been used to accelerate electrons and positrons for over 50 years of world-leading scientific experiments. | Photo courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
Photo of the Week: The Longest Building in the World

Check out our favorite energy-related photos!

October 31, 2013
The California Valley Solar Ranch produces clean, renewable electricity at the scale of traditional power plants. | Photo courtesy of SunPower.
Solar Goes Big: Launching the California Valley Solar Ranch

The clean energy revolution continues to build momentum as one of the world's largest solar photovoltaic power plants opens for business.

October 31, 2013
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Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Concentrating Solar Power

Sharing our top facts tied to one the most important players in the utility-scale solar industry.

October 22, 2013
Video: Training Clean Energy Leaders of the Future

Solar Decathlon 2013 might have ended, but it is having a lasting effect on sustainable design and our nation's clean energy leaders.

October 22, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013