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Off-The-Radar Renewable Energy Explosion After COVID-19 Dust Settles — CleanTechnica Interview

Earlier this week, renewable energy advocates raised the alarm when it became clear that the new $2 trillion stimulus package will not shine so kindly upon wind, solar, and other clean tech. That stinks, but the groundwork for a low carbon revolution was already laid by another stimulus bill that passed Congress way back before the latest crisis hit — just about 11 years ago, as a matter of fact.

Workers put the finishing touches on installing a plug-in electric vehicle charger that is part of the West Coast Electric Highway. Image Credit: Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition.

Clean Cities Coalitions Charge Up Plug-In Electric Vehicles

This article originally appeared on the website of the US Department of Energy. By Shannon Brescher Shea, Communications Manager, Clean Cities Program This article is part of the series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Energy Department’s Clean Cities initiative by highlighting the work of some of the community-based coalitions that … [continued]

Video Stories Demonstrate Energy Efficiency’s Economic Benefits

Climate Solutions, a Northwest-based nonprofit focused on creating a clean energy economy, has created several videos of companies’, organizations’, and communities’ inspiring stories of energy efficiency. They are also spearheading the Solutions Stories project, which aims to communicate clean energy economy successes in the Northwest. “These stories demonstrate the reality … [continued]

DOE Weatherization Assistance Cuts Energy Bills, Lowers Usage for 600,000 Low-Income Homes

Creating much needed building and construction industry jobs, reducing energy bills and use at low-income homes and buildings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, all this has been achieved – and faster than scheduled – by the DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program, which has ‘weatherized’ 600,000 homes and buildings across the US and its territories three months ahead of schedule.