EERE Network News
July 18, 2012
News and Events
The Energy Department has joined with Texas Tech University and Sandia National Laboratories to break ground on a new state-of-the-art wind turbine test facility in Lubbock, Texas.
The Energy Department is offering for public review the new protocols that will help standardize how state and local governments, industry, and energy efficiency organizations estimate energy savings.
The Energy Department has offered $30 million in funding for 13 research projects designed to find new ways to harness natural gas supplies for cars and trucks.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 15 states will receive $287 million in loan guarantees to make improvements.
Global clean energy investments increased 24% in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter, with new investment totaling $59.6 billion, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The California Energy Commission has awarded $1.1 million to spur research for projects, including a variety that impact renewable energy and energy efficiency.