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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 10, 2017 — This afternoon, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a measure by the previous administration to reduce…

Coal Plant
Coal Plant
  • CitiesSpeak

More than 900 participants at the Department of Energy's 2017 Better Buildings Summit will share proven approaches to cutting energy use in their buildings over the next 10 years.

The U.S. Department of Energy (…

photo - City Leaders – Here's Why the Better Buildings Summit Should Be on Your Calendar
photo - City Leaders – Here's Why the Better Buildings Summit Should Be on Your Calendar
  • CitiesSpeak

Cities can earn national recognition and prizes by showcasing their support for solar energy.

Solar energy experienced a record-setting year in 2016 as 14,762 megawatts of solar PV became operational across the U…

photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge
photo - NLC Announces 2017 SolSmart City Challenge

WASHINGTON — March 28, 2017 — Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order, a measure that begins the process of undoing the Clean Power Plan, rescinds the moratorium on coal mining of federal lands and…

Coal Plant
Coal Plant
  • Case Studies & Practices

Benchmarking is the process of comparing inputs, processes, or outputs within or between organizations, often to motivate performance improvement. Benchmarking typically measures performance using an indicator per common…

  • Webinar

Join us to learn about two great opportunities to grow local solar markets and which is right for your community.

Solar in Your Community Challenge:

The Solar in Your Community Challenge is a $5 million prize competition sponsored…

Solar array in Portland, Oregon
Solar array in Portland, Oregon
  • CitiesSpeak

An upcoming webinar will show how cities can provide their residents with reliable, low-cost, and easy-to-perform home energy assessments.

When the city of Berkeley, California, launched its Building Energy…

photo - Cities Turn to Home Energy Score to Help Residents Save Money and Reduce Energy Waste
photo - Cities Turn to Home Energy Score to Help Residents Save Money and Reduce Energy Waste
  • Webinar

With more than 50,000 homes scored, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Home Energy Score is gaining momentum across the country. The Home Energy Score provides homeowners and homebuyers with a simple way to understand how much energy a home is…

  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Odette Mucha.

In 2016, solar energy was the largest source of new generating capacity in the United States. With more than one million solar projects now operating across the country, the U.S. has over 35 gigawatts…

Pictured is the Oregon Convention Center.
Pictured is the Oregon Convention Center.
  • News Announcement

As a part of the Obama Administration's effort to cut energy waste in the nation's buildings and facilities, today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National League of Cities launched the Better Buildings Zero Energy Districts…

city at night
city at night