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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.

October 30 Marked Weatherization Day

Nov. 5, 2021

On Weatherization Day, October 30, NREL joined the U.S. Department of Energy in celebrating 45 years of Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) successes. Continue reading

SLOPE Illuminates Milwaukee's Options for Achieving Energy and Equity Goals

Oct. 7, 2021

Milwaukee turned to NREL's State and Local Planning for Energy (SLOPE) Platform to better understand its energy use and clean energy potential. Continue reading

NREL Customized Technical Assistance Can Support Jurisdictional Energy and Climate Goals

Sept. 1, 2021

As more states and local jurisdictions prioritize clean energy projects to meet national and global climate targets, NREL is ready to support these efforts with customizable technical support services. Continue reading

NREL Draws on Experience to Expand Equitable Energy Access to State, Local, and Tribal Communities

March 29, 2021

Clean energy is clearly the future, but currently is not accessible to everyone. NREL is committed to continue efforts to expand energy access deeper into communities and address energy inequities. Continue reading

NREL Celebrates National Weatherization Day

Oct. 29, 2020

October 30 is National Weatherization Day, and NREL is excited to show their support for weatherization and home energy professionals. Continue reading

NREL Analysis Informs Equitable Clean Energy Transitions in Kingston, New York

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. Continue reading

NREL's Seven Steps to Successful Large-Scale Solar Development

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. Continue reading

Weatherization Assistance Program Launches Training for Administrative Professionals

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). Continue reading

Engaging Stakeholders to Improve the Weatherization Assistance Program

March 6, 2020 by Laura Beshilas

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. Continue reading

NREL Guide Prepares Jurisdictions for Energy-Saving Building Stock Analyses

Feb. 7, 2020 by Laura Beshilas

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.

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