Gov't Shutdown Didn't Stop the Energy Department's Solar Decathlon Staff
Posted: Oct 15, 2013 9:57 AM
The past two weeks have been filled with stories of government offices, agencies, services, workers, monuments, websites, memorials, and parks that have been closed, suspended, furloughed, and even barricaded. Perhaps the most notorious of the actions taken has been the barricading of the open-air World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., where veterans, some in wheelchairs, who had flown in on "Honor Flights" were denied access. But one government sponsored-event that was spared the impact of the shutdown was the Department of Energy's 2013 Solar Decathlon, last held in 2011. The event's website (a .gov site) describes the competition:

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