Vintage-style posters highlight clean energy projects financed through the Recovery Act

Recovery Act LPO posters
Public Domain US DOE LPO

Evoking the iconic New Deal-era WPA posters from America's past, this series of posters beautifully illustrates the future of clean energy.

We've got a thing for vintage-styled (or straight-up vintage) posters and artwork that celebrate TreeHugger-ish topics, such as those from the 'Make do and mend' series, food waste posters, vintage National Parks posters, neo-vintage National Parks posters, historical recycling messaging, and more, and now we've got a new set of art for you, this time celebrating clean energy.

In 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was designed to create jobs and kickstart the economy, and since then, this New Deal-ish program has been responsible for helping to create a more future-proof and sustainable economy. A big part of that has been thanks to the work of the US Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office (LPO), which, among other things, essentially helped to establish utility-scale solar electric generation in this country. To celebrate some of those big wins for both the clean energy sector and for the American people, the LPO created a series of illustrated posters highlighting the projects it helped finance through its various programs.

The series includes posters focusing on geothermal energy, concentrating solar, clean vehicle manufacturing, bioenergy/biofuels, nuclear energy, wind energy, utility-scale solar PV, and economic development, and all of them are available as high-resolution downloads for printing at home or at work, or even perhaps to display as a digital image (I'm thinking I'll convert these PDFs to jpeg images for use as smartphone or tablet wallpapers).

Recovery Act LPO solar posterUS DOE LPO/Public Domain

Here's a quick look at the impact of the Recovery Act on America's energy system by the numbers:

If you're interested in some of the details on these projects, the Department of Energy website just published a piece focusing on five of the big wins from this program.

Recovery Act LPO wind posterUS DOE LPO/Public Domain

Otherwise, go directly to the LPO download page and start collecting your own neo-vintage clean energy 'propaganda' posters.

Tags: Energy | Renewable Energy


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