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A Napa Solar Vision on The National Mall

October 8th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Team California brought to the Mall a home where life will follow the sun. The Refract House, a three room (or, dependent on weather, four counting the patio) home is laid out so that life moves through the house with the sun. One wakes in the east, as the sun enters into the bedroom, life […]

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Tags: Energy · solar · solar decathlon

Energy Smart Jeff Sits Down for a Talk

October 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

After a long day battling for the public option, Jeff “Energy Smart” Merkley sat down with a group at the Center for American Progress (courtesy of Wonkroom’s Brad Johnson) to discuss energy and climate issues. Amid praise for the roll-out for the Kerry-Boxer climate legislation, Senator Merkley laid out a cogent and clear message that […]

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Tags: Energy · government energy policy

Secretary Chu Hits the Mall for Solar Decathlon … and hits the Chamber while he’s at it

October 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu went to the National Mall today to visit the Solar Decathlon, with Chu’s Decathlon visit featured on the White House blog I just helped kick-off the Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon. This is a unique student competition on the National Mall that showcases the latest energy efficiency and solar […]

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Tags: Energy · Secretary of Energy Steven Chu · solar · solar decathlon