Cohoes is a small working-class community in upstate New York operating with a small staff and limited resources, but their lack of energy-related expertise did not prevent them from pursuing cleaner and more cost-effective energy solutions through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Clean Energy to Communities (C2C) program.
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.
NREL Supports Alaska Utility Amid Coal Plant Retirement Through Communities to Clean Energy Program
Jan. 17, 2023
In early December 2022, a snowstorm hit Fairbanks, Alaska, blanketing the city of around 32,000 people in six inches of snow and dumping even more on the surrounding hillsides.
NREL Supports Development of New Resources and Tools for Home Energy Professionals
Dec. 12, 2022
NREL has developed several new resources for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).
Meet the State, Local, and Tribal Program Team: Kevin McCabe
Oct. 31, 2022
In this blog, meet Kevin McCabe, a clean energy researcher who serves as the lead for NREL’s tribal energy activities.
Strengthening Solar Photovoltaic Systems Ahead of Hurricane Season
June 30, 2022
NREL has supported Puerto Rico in energy planning since the devastating 2017 hurricane season and has recently developed a new resource to help protect photovoltaic (PV) systems from extreme weather.
Sherry Stout Takes the Lead as State, Local, Tribal Program Manager
June 17, 2022
Long-time NREL research engineer, Sherry Stout becomes the new laboratory program manager for NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal Program.
New, Self-Paced E-Learning Training Available for Weatherization Professionals
June 17, 2022
Developed by NREL, The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched a new, online training series tailored for Weatherization Assistance Program, (WAP) grantees.
Meet the State, Local, and Tribal Program Team: Jordan Burns
March 2, 2022
In this blog, meet Jordan Burns, a risk and resilience researcher who serves as the subprogram lead for the Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI).
Meet the State, Local, and Tribal Program Team: Chuck Kurnik
Jan. 10, 2022
In this blog, meet Chuck Kurnik, senior engineer and weatherization subprogram lead. Our “Meet the Team” blog series highlights the staff within NREL’s State, Local, and Tribal Program.
New Report Provides Highlights of the State, Local, and Tribal Program Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2021
Dec. 9, 2021
If NREL had to “show-and-tell” the human impacts of its work today, what would stand out? The State, Local, and Tribal Program (SLT) team’s fiscal year (FY) 2021 accomplishments would.