EERE Network News
March 31, 2010
News and Events
DOE is committing $37.5 million in funding over the next five years to support the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center. The joint initiative will focus initially on building energy efficiency and clean vehicles, as well as carbon capture and storage.
DOE, the U.S. Department of Interior, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that creates a new cooperative approach toward developing hydropower at federally owned facilities.
DOE has ordered AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing its heat pump and one of its air conditioners after laboratory tests showed that they failed to meet required federal energy efficiency standards. DOE is also investigating the products manufactured by two other companies.
A coalition of 29 U.S. governors has issued a series of recommendations to accelerate the adoption of wind power, including measures to develop both onshore and offshore resources.
Nissan has announced that its new electric vehicle, the Leaf, will sell for slightly less than $33,000, and will be available in some markets by the end of this year. The automaker will also offer a deal on personal charging docks for customers.
Large U.S. insurance companies were facing mandatory disclosure to regulators of their financial risks due to climate change, but a last-minute revision has placed that disclosure at the discretion of each state and has prohibited its use in proposed rate changes.