Read the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of State and Community Energy Programs (SCEP) news & blogs.

January 26, 2023

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Trash To Treasure: Revitalizing Wastewater Treatment Yields Economic Opportunities in Rural Iowa Towns

Iowa is using State Energy Program funds to improve energy efficiency in wastewater treatment facilities to benefit rural communities across the state.

January 18, 2023

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding For Community-Centered Clean Energy Programs Across the U.S. And $9 Billion For Home Rebates

DOE today announced guidance so that state, local, and Tribal governments can begin applying for funding through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, and issued a Request for Information for new Home Energy Rebate Programs.

December 21, 2022

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5 Tips to Help You Save on Energy Bills this Winter

December 21st marks the start of the winter season. For many Americans, cold and often freezing temperatures means higher utility bills to keep warm, so the Department of Energy brings you 5 tips to keep your energy costs down.

December 6, 2022

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Clean Energy Workforce Training Programs to Bolster Domestic Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Provides $72 Million to Strengthen the Clean Energy Jobs Pipeline Through Community Colleges, Trade Schools, and Union Training Programs to Mitigate Climate Change and Cut Costs for Businesses

November 15, 2022

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $250 Million To Finance Energy Efficiency Upgrades For American Families And Businesses

DOE Now Accepting Applications for New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Program to Help States Fund Loan Programs for Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy Upgrades

November 11, 2022

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A Generational Investment: Illinois Curriculum Supports Energy Literacy and Clean Energy Jobs

Illinois energy offices are working with local schools and community colleges to spread knowledge of clean energy topics and present career opportunities to local students.

November 2, 2022

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces State And Tribe Allocations For Home Energy Rebate Program

DOE Estimates Inflation Reduction Act’s Direct Consumer Rebates to Save Consumers $1 Billion Annually as Electric Appliances Become More Affordable

October 28, 2022

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Weatherization Day 2022

Celebrate Weatherization Day this year with a message from Energy Secretary Granholm to celebrate the 46th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).

October 28, 2022

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October 28, 2022

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WAP Success Story - Minnesota Delivers Services and Benefits to Low-Income Households

The Minnesota Weatherization Assistance Program is partnering with local service providers to lead the way in bringing benefits of energy efficiency to income-eligible Minnesota households.