Read the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) news & blogs.

May 11, 2022

New Report Details States' Workforce Needs for Deploying Clean Energy Technologies

DOE announced the release of a report providing clean energy workforce projections for 2025 and 2030 to help states and other stakeholders make informed decisions about their investments in clean energy deployments and workforce development activities.

May 4, 2022

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Small Business, Big Difference: Pennsylvania Pilots Energy Efficiency Rebate Program for Farms

Pennsylvania is addressing high upfront costs for small agricultural businesses and farms through a pilot program that helps producers reduce energy consumption through the use of energy efficient technologies.

April 26, 2022

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EERE Success Story – Wisconsin Invests DOE Funding in Innovative Energy Security Efforts

Supported in part by funding from DOE, Wisconsin continues to make strides in enhancing energy security for local and tribal governments across the state with its Statewide Assistance for Energy Reliability and Resiliency (SAFER2) initiative.

March 31, 2022

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DOE Releases New Study Confirming Strong Performance of Energy Efficiency Loans

DOE Issues Request for Information on Best Practices for Designing Revolving Loan Funds Funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

March 30, 2022

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Biden Administration Announces Investments to Make Homes More Energy Efficient and Lower Costs for American Families

States and Territories Can Access $3.1 Billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Lower Utility Bills for Millions of Families with Energy Efficiency Home Upgrades Through DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program

February 23, 2022

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EERE Success Story—Expanding Alternative Fuel Corridors and Community Solar in New Mexico

New Mexico is taking significant steps to promote renewable energy throughout the state by clearing the way for electric vehicle infrastructure and investing in community solar demonstration projects.

February 23, 2022

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DOE Competition Delivers Energy Savings and Renewable Energy to Rural Alaskans

Through technical and financial assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) Competition, a remote Alaskan village was able to implement energy-saving solutions.

December 29, 2021

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EERE Success Story—Building a Green Generation in Chicago

The Green Generation (G2) youth sustainability workforce development program provides transformative experiences to youth through immersive training on leadership, advocacy, and technical aspects of home energy performance and urban sustainability.

December 15, 2021

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DOE Announces $18.6 Million to Expand the Weatherization Assistance Program

The DOE today announced an $18 million funding opportunity to help state, local, and tribal governments enhance the impact of DOE's existing residential Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and help lower energy costs for consumers.

November 22, 2021

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EERE Success Story – Maryland-IKEA Partnership Spurs Energy Savings and Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The Maryland Energy Administration leveraged funds from the State Energy Program to administer a program that incentivizes the solar photovoltaic systems.