EERE Network News
December 01, 2004
News and Events
Dow Chemical Company and the General Motors Corporation plan to build a one-megawatt fuel cell pilot plant and integrate it into Dow's Texas Operations facility in Freeport, Texas. The project forms the second phase of the companies' joint fuel cell demonstration project. The companies will now
From small biomass gasifiers to large anaerobic digesters to even larger wood-fired boilers, universities and companies throughout the United States are working on new and better ways to convert plant-derived materials into energy.
Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius is asking wind energy developers to hold off on projects in the central part of the Flint Hills due to concerns about protecting the tallgrass prairie ecosystems. The temporary hold is bad news for at least one project, slated for an area southeast of Manhattan.
The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington recently approved 36 new actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including projects relating to fleet fuel efficiencies, hybrid vehicles, truck stop electrification, green power sales, and energy efficiency standards for products and buildings.
The FedEx Corporation is bringing an environmental message along with its charitable efforts this holiday season: The company is employing two hybrid-electric trucks in drives to collect toys, food, and clothing for charities in cities across the United States.
Car-sharing services will soon go nationwide, if Zipcar follows through successfully on its expansion plans. Car-sharing services allow members to use a variety of vehicles at hourly or daily rates, thereby helping people to use public transit when it's available and avoid owning a car or truck.
The State Technologies Advancement Collaborative—an effort to allow states and territories and the federal government to collaborate better on energy research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects—has launched a new Web site.
Researchers at DOE's Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory have demonstrated that large volumes of hydrogen can be generated at high conversion efficiencies using high-temperature electrolysis, a process ideally suited for nuclear power plants.