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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • Natural gas boom leads to low prices

    Natural gas boom leads to low prices
    It must be a little bit tough to be Tom Murphy. By day, the co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research crunches numbers and looks at reports coming from the region's booming natural gas industry — all of which show...
  • Air Products wants to supply California drivers with hydrogen

    Air Products wants to supply California drivers with hydrogen
    In 1943, visibility on the streets of Los Angeles dropped to about three blocks as a layer of filth descended from the sky, attacking the eyes, lungs and stomachs of the city's inhabitants. The culprit: smog. In 1952, California Institute of...
  • Lutron Electronics strives to conserve

    Lutron Electronics strives to conserve
    The cafeteria at Lutron Electronics in Upper Saucon Township is more than a place for employees to eat tuna salad and talk about last night's game. It also showcases the company's energy-saving technology, which can help significantly reduce costs in...
  • Home energy upgrades help Allentown residents to save money

    Home energy upgrades help Allentown residents to save money
    For years, Michelle and David Olson relied on oil to heat their 2,600-square-foot home on the west end of Allentown at a cost of around $350 per month. "And it kept going up," Michelle Olson said. Olson threw a neighborhood party after she made the...
  • AFC First Financial Corporation

    AFC First Financial Corporation
    • Owner: Peter Krajsa, John Hayes and Board • Founded: 1947 • Sector: Finance and insurance • Company description: Allentown-based company providing energy efficiency and renewable energy lending and training programs for...
  • Police: Laurel murder-suicide witnessed by victim's children

    What appeared to have been a strained association — rife with abuse and violence — ended in Laurel on Sept. 14 in a murder-suicide that was witnessed by the young children of the murder victim. According to Laurel and Prince George's County...
  • University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design

    University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design
    The University of Maryland took first place Saturday in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011 with a solar-powered, energy-conserving WaterShed House that was inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. The design features a green roof that retains...
  • Virginia's Energy Star tax holiday begins Friday

    Virginia's Energy Star tax holiday begins Friday
    Virginia’s Energy Star tax holiday begins Friday. During the four-day holiday, shoppers will not pay Virginia’s 5 percent sales tax on Energy Star appliances and Water Sense accessories. Eligible Energy Star items include air conditioners,...
  • Don't let Solyndra overshadow solar industry's success

    Don't let Solyndra overshadow solar industry's success
    We have all been reading a lot about the Solyndra story of late, with numerous articles in the national news detailing the U.S. Department of Energy's support for this now-defunct solar energy manufacturer. The situation deserves the proper scrutiny of...
  • Howard Co. Council to consider green building tax credits

    The Howard County Council is considering this month a bill to authorize property tax credits for homeowners whose property meets environmental design standards, a measure that would make the county one of the few local governments to give such breaks....
  • Plan aims at greener Glendale

    Forced by the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Glendale’s City Council approved a sweeping plan this week to reduce the city’s carbon footprint. The plan sets ambitious goals in citywide recycling efforts. It also calls for...