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Energy efficiency and renewable energy are a win-win for state and local governments and K-12 schools. Energy infrastructure investments create vibrant and healthy communities, provide a secure, reliable source of energy for homes and businesses, and produce well-paying, local jobs. As centers for American competitiveness, state and local governments are valued partners to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Their energy innovations help power the nation’s economy.

The State and Local Solution Center provides resources to enable strategic investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies through the use of innovative practices across the United States by a wide range of stakeholders, in partnership with state and local organizations and community-based nonprofits. These resources, along with activities led by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office, produce almost immediate results, saving taxpayer dollars, making full use of domestic energy resources, boosting local economic development and job creation, cutting energy waste, improving energy independence and security, and furthering the development of energy infrastructure.

The resources are organized into four lead-by-example actions public sector leaders can take:

  • Develop an Energy Plan
  • Design and Implement Energy Programs
  • Pay for Energy Initiatives
  • Access and Use Energy Data

The State and Local Solution Center supports DOE's State Energy Program, Weatherization Assistance Program, and the Better Buildings Initiative.

Download the Partnerships and Technical Assistance Fact Sheet
Download the Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs (WIP) Fact Sheet
Download the State Energy Program Fact Sheet
Download the Weatherization Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Better Communities Alliance Resource Portfolio
WIP Project Map

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