EERE Network News
April 21, 2010
News and Events
DOE has selected the 20 collegiate teams to compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The teams, representing five countries and four continents, will compete to design and build the most affordable energy-efficient and solar-powered houses.
DOE has announced a series of new clean energy partnerships and initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean as part of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas. The new initiatives include a biomass power project in Columbia and a clean energy agreement with Argentina.
DOE has released its Federal Fleet Management Guidance, the first comprehensive directive that aims to help federal agencies achieve a 30% reduction in federal petroleum consumption by 2020.
DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced changes to the certification process for Energy Star products. Manufacturers must now submit complete lab reports to the EPA for its review and approval.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has sent final recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior about how to minimize the impacts of wind power facilities on wildlife and habitats. The recommendations propose a tiered approach to assess the potential impact of wind turbines.
DOE is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with special Web pages featuring information on how to save energy and use renewable energy. Among the features are animations about U.S. energy sources and ways to use clean energy in your home and your community.
A new report from the National Research Council suggests that modest levels of technical and financial assistance would help developing countries track their greenhouse gas emissions. The report also recommends independent monitoring through ground- and satellite-based systems.