EERE Network News
January 25, 2012
News and Events
The Obama Administration has announced the launch of new online tools designed to help consumers download household energy use data, and thereby save energy and money. Two California utilities are the first to launch the new online tools, but others are expected to follow later this year.
DOE has released two assessments of potential U.S. electricity production from waves and tidal coastal currents. The reports find the greatest potential for wave energy development along the West Coast and strong tidal resources along both U.S. ocean coasts.
DOE has announced two university research opportunities to advance its SunShot Initiative. One will back university projects to improve heat-transfer fluids for concentrating solar power systems, while the other is a postdoctoral program in solar energy.
DOE is offering up to $3 million in funding to administer its Superior Energy Performance program, which aims to improve energy efficiency in U.S. industrial facilities.
A biosolids plant in Austin, Texas, is using an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to replace old equipment with modern biogas generation equipment.
DOE's Building Technologies Program is helping to keep winter outside by partnering with Traco to develop new window technology.