EERE Network News
August 04, 2010
News and Events
DOE will award $188 million to small businesses in 34 states to develop clean energy technologies that can be brought to the marketplace.
DOE has offered a $17 million conditional commitment to AES Energy Storage to help balance loads on New York's electrical grid. This is DOE's first loan guarantee of a battery-based energy storage system.
DOE has finalized a $117 million loan guarantee for the 30- MW Kahuku Wind Power project in Hawaii. The wind farm will use a dozen 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbines and a battery storage system to modulate the renewable power.
General Motors (GM) has announced it will increase production of its Chevrolet Volt EV which will have a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $41,000. Nissan has revealed that its Leaf EV will be available in five states starting in December at a suggested price of $32,780.
The American Wind Energy Association has reported that the capacity of new wind power installations fell to 2007 levels in the second quarter of 2010.
The Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize organizers have announced that nine vehicles from seven teams advanced in the competition among super fuel-efficient cars for $10 million in prizes.
In an ongoing global warming trend spanning 50 years, each of the past three decades has been warmer than the previous one, with the past ten years the warmest on record, according to a report recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.