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NREL Conduit Blog
The NREL Conduit Blog discusses research relevant to state, local, and tribal governments. Contributing authors provide posts related to events, policy analysis, and decision support outcomes to inform the market in a credible and timely fashion.
March 29, 2021
Oct. 29, 2020
October 30 is National Weatherization Day, and NREL is excited to show their support for weatherization and home energy professionals.
Aug. 6, 2020
To help the city of Kingston, New York, achieve its clean energy goal, NREL analyzed its low-income energy affordability, energy efficiency opportunities, and local economic impact.
May 15, 2020
"Are You Solar Ready?" That’s the title of an article by NREL's Megan Day, which The Magazine of the American Planning Association featured on its March 2020 cover. The article outlines seven steps to successfully manage large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) development.
April 15, 2020
In partnership with the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, NREL has developed new online training modules for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
March 6, 2020
NREL researcher Juliana Williams recently published a report about stakeholder ideas for improving the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). These ideas were gathered at a series of Continuous Improvement Workshops.
Feb. 7, 2020
This blog post covers a recent report from NREL on how jurisdictions that aim to reduce building emissions and increase energy efficiency can prepare for a building stock analysis.
Jan. 3, 2020
The beta State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform launched in January 2020, delivering a wealth of energy consumption, efficiency, and renewable energy generation data for state and local governments.
Dec. 10, 2019
This blog post covers a new report from NREL’s Victoria Healy about how gender mainstreaming can be used to counteract energy poverty.
Oct. 30, 2019
After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, it took 11 months to restore power to all citizens. Hospitals and other critical facilities, such as police stations and water treatment plants, had to close or reduce services in the aftermath of the Category 5 storm, which has been associated with thousands of deaths.