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 stimulate job growth and help families affected by the economic recession, we have improved the energy efficiency, comfort and health of more than 1.1 million homes across the nation.  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% of total U.S. installed capacity and more than 12% of total U.S. electric generation in 2012.  More

    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 institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors.  More

    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.  More

    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 several pathways to increase energy efficiency. According to the PSC, the rules could potentially save the state‚Äôs consumers $2.3 billion by 2034 and create 9,500 jobs by 2030. EERE Blog, November 8, 2013. More

    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 residents.  More

    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 providers, state and local agencies, and researchers dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of homes. More

    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 its commitment to supporting an effective and highly skilled weatherization workforce. More

    October 23, 2013

    Report: U.S. States Advancing Energy Efficiency

    States have been essential to the progress the United States has made in using energy more efficiently, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association.  More

    July 24, 2013

    EPA Debuts Upgraded Energy Star Portfolio Manager Benchmarking Tool

    The EPA announced the release of an upgrade to its online energy management and tracking tool, Energy Star Portfolio Manager.  More

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