Department of Energy

Federal agencies launch innovation challenge for local governments


The National Science Foundation and departments of Homeland Security and Energy are backing the $9 million effort to develop resiliency solutions for local governments

White House commits $160 million to 'smart cities' research


Funds are targeted to support advances in emergency response, environmental monitoring and connected vehicule technologies to support more efficient cities.

N.C. group sees economic engine in going green


Envision Charlotte, a North Carolina-based green initiative, is taking the sustainability movement from corporate burden to cost-saving strategy.