District of Columbia News

The following news clips highlight District of Columbia involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 12, 2014

Solar Industry Scorches Records

A new report on the solar power industry signals a major milestone for America’s clean energy economy. More

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

September 30, 2012

Washington D.C. City Government 100% Wind Powered

Washington D.C. city government agrees to purchase 100% renewable energy for 2012. More

February 1, 2012

DOE Solar Decathlon 2013 Moves to California

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced the 20 teams, representing 13 states and Washington, D.C. plus 3 foreign countries, that will compete U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, which will be held in California for the first time. More

September 21, 2011

Green Racing Marks Its 25th Competition

The DOE-sponsored Green Racing program, which raises awareness of alternative fuels and energy efficiency, has hit a milestone with its 25th race in the Michelin Green X Challenge. More

July 13, 2011

Team Florida Takes "Sunshine State" Moniker Seriously

Team Florida, competing in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 this fall, is made up of researchers from four Sunshine State universities who designed their house for hot, humid climates. More

July 6, 2011

D.C. Community Comes Together in the Name of Sustainability, Affordability

One team in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 is already preparing for life after the Decathlon, as the houses they build will become residences in Washington, D.C. More

March 31, 2011

Washington D.C. Recognized as Leading U.S. Green Power Community

EPA recognized Washington D.C. as the top Green Power Community for collectively purchasing nearly 756 million kWh of green power annually, over 8 percent of the community's total electricity use. District leaders have initiated a challenge to increase green power purchases to over 1 billion kWh annually by August 31, 2011. More

March 23, 2011

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 Participants Bring Innovation to D.C.'s Ward 7

In honor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011—which challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive—we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. More

November 17, 2010

DOE-Backed Public EV Charging Program Expands to Washington, D.C.

The first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Washington, D.C., was unveiled by ChargePoint America, with construction supported in part by a $15 million DOE Recovery Act grant. More

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