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U.S. Department of Energy

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  • HU-ODU team selected for Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon

    HU-ODU team selected for Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon
    Hampton University and Old Dominion University’s solar decathlon team, “Team Tidewater Virginia,” has been selected for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. The team is among 20 selected to compete in the...
  • Burbank unveils a $40M-overhaul of a 'greener' utility campus

    Burbank unveils a $40M-overhaul of a 'greener' utility campus
    Burbank Water and Power unveiled its $40-million “eco campus” to the public this past weekend, showing off the culmination of a 13-year transformation of an aging utility site into a showcase of sustainability. At the open house event on...
  • Family turns tragedy into inspiration

    Ken and Kristen Sheely have experienced a parent's ultimate tragedy: the loss of a child. Now, through a fledgling nonprofit organization, they hope to educate young athletes about brain trauma injuries and possibly spare other families from the pain...
  • Saturday Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma

    Saturday Drive: 2012 Fisker Karma
    The car: Fisker Karma The power: 403 total horsepower coming from two 201.5-horsepower (150 kW) AC motors, mounted just above the rear wheels. Torque is in the neighborhood of monstrous, with 981 pound-feet available at 0 RPM. That figure sounds like...
  • Energy efficient lighting: Halogen and LED lights can illuminate your yard and also save you money

    Energy efficient lighting: Halogen and LED lights can illuminate your yard and also save you money
    Home Depot wants to help you illuminate your beautiful landscape and save energy at the same time. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, lighting consumes nearly 15 percent of a household’s energy use. Over the next few years, the country...
  • 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...