EERE Network News
March 20, 2002
News and Events
DOE announced last week that it has selected five energy service companies to provide federal facilities with energy efficiency services combined with energy from biomass and "alternative" methane sources.
Southern States Power Company Inc. announced plans last week to build a biodiesel production factory in Riverside, California, capable of producing 30 million gallons per year of biodiesel fuel.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is planning to reorganize to a flatter structure that focuses more on programs. David Garman, Assistant Secretary for EERE, announced the proposed changes on Monday.
California Governor Gray Davis dealt a blow to the U.S. ethanol fuels industry last week by extending the deadline for the phase-out of MTBE in the state to the end of 2003.
While ethanol and biodiesel fuels are surging ahead in the United States, two Canadian companies intend to build a demonstration plant to produce yet another renewable fuel, called BioOil.
Renewable energy technologies can enhance homeland security, according to Richard Truly, director of DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
In support of President Bush's plan for voluntary programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its new "Climate Leaders" program in late February.