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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Intergovernmental Programs Office (WIP) success stories are listed below by program.

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April 17, 2014
Upgrades such as new energy efficient lighting have helped slash energy use at the RiverCentre parking ramp in St. Paul, Minnesota by 50%. | Photo courtesy of City of St. Paul
St. Paul Parking Ramp Serves as a Model for Sustainability

Energy upgrade projects, through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, helps slash energy use by 50%, saving thousands of...

April 16, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Fuel Cells at NASCAR, an Advanced Energy Retrofit Guide for Healthcare Facilities, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...

April 10, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Maintenance Practices for LED Streetlights, LED Color Stability, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...

April 8, 2014
ZF North America used Alabama E3 funding to create a recycling program that saves more than $100,000 a year in trash pickup and landfill fees. Pictured here are workers in the Tuscaloosa location, which provides Mercedes with complete axle systems. | Photo courtesy of ZF North America, Inc.
Local Program Helps Alabama Manufacturers Add Jobs, Reduce Waste and Increase Profits

Alabama manufacturers are incorporating energy-saving measures into their operations to help grow their businesses.

March 17, 2014
EERE Success Story—Maine: Energy Efficiency Program Helps Generate Town's Electricity
Energy Efficiency program helps municipalities with their energy bills. Thomaston, Maine, was able to install solar panels to generate 13% of the e...
March 17, 2014
EERE Success Story—Iowa: West Union Green Transformation Project
The City of West Union, Iowa, installed a closed-circuit geothermal heating and cooling system designed to heat and cool 330,000 square feet of mix...
January 24, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on the National Geothermal Data System, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Benefits for Tribal Communities, an...

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...

January 22, 2014
Report: Global Share of Renewable Energy Could Double by 2030

The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30% by 2030 at no extra cost, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

January 17, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Instrumentation for Monitoring Marine Renewable Energy Devices, Energy Efficiency in Correctional Facilities, a...

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training...

December 9, 2013
Improving Energy Efficiency and Creating Jobs Through Weatherization

Since 2009, when the Energy Department seized a major opportunity to invest $5 billion through our Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) to...

December 5, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Investment Funds for Clean Energy Programs, EERE's Small Business Innovation Research Program, and More
EERE's webinars include information on working with financial institutions, SBIR research grants, engaging students in energy, and more.
December 4, 2013
Renewable Energy Data Book Details Growing Industry in 2012
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory released the 2012 Renewable Energy Data Book, reporting that renewable electricity sources represented 14%...
December 4, 2013
Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public...

November 26, 2013
DOE Announces Webinars on Resources for Tribal Energy Efficiency Projects, Deep Energy Retrofits and More
EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training fo
November 20, 2013
Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million.

November 20, 2013
Renewable Energy to be Half of Global Generation Increase to 2035: IEA

Renewable energy sources could account for nearly half of the increase in global power generation through 2035, according to the International...

November 8, 2013
EERE Success Story—Connecticut: Bridgeport Multifamily Weatherization
A multifamily facility in Bridgeport that provides safe housing for individuals, veterans and the homeless, received weatherization services with f...
November 8, 2013
EERE Success Story—Idaho: Nez Perce Tribe Energy-Efficient Facilities Upgrade
The Nez Perce Tribe is located in the Pacific Northwest, where electrical energy costs are traditionally very low due to the hydropower generated i...
November 8, 2013
Mississippi Public Service Commission Adopts Energy Efficiency Rules

Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) approved new energy efficiency rules for electric and natural gas utility companies to offer customers...

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Washington: Integrated Transportation Programs & Coordinated Regional Planning
EECBG grant allows country program to reduce vehicle travel and congestion.
November 6, 2013
EERE Launches New Blog

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has launched a new blog.

November 6, 2013
EERE Success Story—Missouri: EERE Funds Help Offset City Electricity Expenses
EECBG grant allows city to install solar panels to offset annual electricity expenses.
November 4, 2013
Weatherization Assistance Program: Spurring Innovation, Increasing Home Energy Efficiency

Weatherization services are cost-effective, energy efficiency emasures for existing residential and multifamily housing with income-eligible...

October 30, 2013
Weatherization Saves Families Energy and Money

On October 30, communities throughout the nation will celebrate National Weatherization Day, which recognizes an industry of weatherization service...

October 28, 2013
Accredited Certifications Bring a Higher Level of Quality to the Weatherization Industry

With the announcement of the newly accredited Home Energy Professional certifications, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to reaffirm...