EERE Network News
April 11, 2007
News and Events
DOE announced last week that it will provide up to $14 million of a $28 million cost-shared solicitation for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) battery development.
Chevrolet showed up at the New York Auto Show with three concept minicar vehicles aimed at urban commuters. Although the company didn't estimate a fuel economy for the concepts, the largest engine in the three vehicles has a displacement of only 1.2 liters.
If you work at a utility and you want to sell the more green power than any other utility in the United States, it might help to sell it at a lower cost than your standard power offering. That's one reason why Austin Energy managed to sell more than 58 million kilowatt-hours of renewable power in 2006.
The developers of a 420-megawatt wind project off the coast of Massachusetts have passed environmental muster with the state, allowing the company to file for construction permits. However, the Cape Wind project will have longer to wait for federal approval from the Interior Department.
A company has installed three utility-scale wind turbines on the Bahrain World Trade Center, now under construction in Manama, Bahrain. The wind turbines are mounted on massive bridges that cross the span between the two sail- shaped towers of the new trade center.
Numerous delays have made it less and less likely that they will achieve a record, but the captain and crew of the Earthrace trimaran are now heading for Hawaii in their bid to circle the world.
U.S. retail prices for gasoline have increased by more than 60 cents per gallon over the past two months, and are expected to peak at an average price of $2.87 per gallon in May, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Gasoline will be even more expensive in California.