EERE Network News
July 14, 2010
News and Events
DOE has awarded $92 million for new Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy projects in 18 states that will accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies, increase competitiveness, and create U.S. jobs.
DOE and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) have chosen a new "zone" on the Nevada Test Site for use in demonstrating cutting-edge solar technologies. The agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the collaboration.
DOE-funded research projects have won 39 of the 100 R&D 100 awards for 2010, including eight for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the renewable fuel standard (RSF) for 2011 under the agency's RFS2 program. The RSF covers biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuels, cellulosic biofuels, and "total renewable fuels."
In a flight over Switzerland, a solar-powered aircraft flew for more than 26 hours, completing the first full day-and-night flight for a piloted solar-powered airplane, said organizers of the flight who are preparing for a zero-emission flight around the world.
Current trends in energy costs, policies, and regulations are making it imperative for U.S. electric utilities to shift toward low-carbon energy sources, according to a new report prepared by Navigant Consulting and released by Ceres. The report also notes barriers to that clean energy shift.