EERE Network News
May 12, 2010
News and Events
Leaders from 15 countries, the European Commission, and the United States have held the first policy meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC). DOE Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi was picked as the first policy committee chair.
DOE will award up to $62 million for research and development of concentrating solar power systems, with the investment meant to speed the commercialization and deployment of cutting-edge solar technologies that could extend operations to an average of 18 hours per day.
DOE is offering $60 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds in the second phase of its support of innovative small business research and development leading to the deployment of clean energy technologies. The funds will provide continued support to 58 of the first-phase awardees.
DOE and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are offering up to $30 million in funding for research and development of technologies to produce biofuels, bioenergy, and high-value biobased products. DOE has also produced a video on cellulosic biofuel technologies.
DOE has selected 48 projects to receive $13 million in grants under the Industrial Energy Efficiency Grand Challenge, which aims to develop transformational manufacturing processes and technologies that can significantly reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
What impact will future economic trends and policies have on the amount and type of energy use in 2035? That's a question addressed by 38 alternative cases included in the full Annual Energy Outlook 2010, released on May 11 by DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA).