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John Coggin was born in Annapolis, Maryland. He gained a profound appreciation for natural resources during his childhood on the Chesapeake Bay. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in public policy from University of Maryland. He writes books and articles on politics, environmental policy, and art.

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Q&A with Virginia Castro: DOE Mission to Puerto Rico
January 17, 2018
When Virginia Castro returned from temporary assignment to Puerto Rico, she brought back memories and lessons that transformed her perspective.
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3 New Tools for Advancing Energy Affordability in Low Income Communities
January 10, 2018
Better Buildings’ Clean Energy for Low Income Communities Accelerator (CELICA) is breaking down barriers that low income communities face.
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Inside Utah's First Net Zero Community
August 28, 2017
Utah's first community of net zero homes is packed with a host of innovative, energy-saving features.
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Here's How 4 States are Preparing for Hurricane Season
August 24, 2017
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is well under way and these 4 states are getting ready with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.
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3 Ways Hawaii is Becoming More Energy Efficient
July 17, 2017
Hawaii is making significant progress on energy efficiency. By 2030, the Aloha State wants to decrease its electricity consumption statewide by 30%.
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3 Ways to Increase Your Energy Literacy
June 1, 2017
Energy literacy can open doors to a growing energy workforce of more than 6 million Americans.
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Minnesota Increasing Building Efficiency with Proven ESPC Model
January 4, 2017

One of America’s coldest states on average is dramatically cutting its #energy costs in public buildings with funding support from the Energy...

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Energy Department Helping Arizona Conserve Energy at Water Resource Recovery Facilities
December 1, 2016

Funding support from the Energy Department's State Energy Program is being used by some states to retrofit water treatment facilities and...

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Creating Jobs in Home Efficiency
October 31, 2016

Over the last 40 years, the Energy Department's Weatherization Assistance Program has helped weatherize more than 7 million homes, helping to...

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