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May 5, 2011
Two Tribal Success Stories from the EECBG Program

The Duckwater Shoshone Tribe and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians are using their grant funds to make some much needed retrofits and upgrades.

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.

April 8, 2011
Boise, Idaho: Saving Money and Reducing Waste

Thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Department’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, the city of Boise, Idaho, will replace and install 1,450 LED streetlights by the end of this month. The project is projected to save $1.2 million over the next 15 years.

March 21, 2011
Better Homes, Better Buildings, Better Communities

Martha Stewart and the Better Buildings program have a lot in common -- both understand that a small change can make a huge difference and save you money!

March 7, 2011
Fifth graders from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District’s North Alamo Elementary celebrate the opening of the new Precinct 2 Multi-Purpose Facility and Administration Complex in Hidalgo County, TX. The students received tours of the facility and heard presentations from vendors and other green organizations in the Rio Grande Valley on energy efficiency ideas for the home, recycling, energy production and consumption, wind and solar power and groundwater runoff.
Texas County "Flips The Switch" On New Energy-Efficient Complex

Hidalgo County residents celebrate their first "green" building, which also serves as a central location of for some county operations.

January 11, 2011
The back side of the Community Center in Largo, Florida.
Recovery Act Funding Helps City Open Energy Efficient Community Center

The City of Largo, Florida is celebrating the opening of its new energy efficient Community Center that will help the city save money by saving energy.

November 18, 2010
Cathy Zoi is Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Entrepreneurs Fueling Innovation

Earlier this week, I witnessed the next chapter of America’s love affair with the automobile here in the nation’s capital. I took part in a ribbon cutting at the first public curbside electric vehicle (EV) charging station, made possible by Coulomb Technologies.

November 9, 2010
Tecumseh is installing 95 new LED light fixtures throughout the town. | File photo
Small Nebraska Town Welcomes LEDs and Energy Savings

Tecumseh’s town historic town square is home to the city hall, courthouse, post office, and during the summer months—a farmers market. Now, this historic square, built in the 1850’s, is about to become home to something new: LED lights.

November 8, 2010
Solar-powered flashing LED beacons are making Bethany, OK, schoolchildren safer by reminding drivers to abide by posted school-zone speeds. | Photo Courtesy of Bethany, OK |
Solar-Powered, School-Zone Safety

Nothing grabs drivers’ attention quite like flashing lights. Bethany, Oklahoma drivers in the city’s school zones are being reminded to slow down by amber LED flashing beacons energized by solar power.