EERE Network News
August 18, 2010
News and Events
DOE has issued a loan solicitation for renewable energy manufacturing projects, including turbine blades and photovoltaic systems.
DOE has designated Florida Atlantic University as the site of a new national center for ocean energy research. Also, Ocean Power Technologies has signed a settlement agreement with stakeholders for a utility-scale wave energy project in Oregon.
Led by a boom in China, global clean energy investment held steady in the second quarter (Q2) of 2010. The United States posted an increase in asset financing in Q2 over the previous quarter.
The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a power purchase agreement between a California utility and BrightSource Energy, marking a step forward in BrightSource's utility-scale concentrating solar power project in the Mojave Desert.
Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the United States, ranked 35 in the EPA's Green Power Partners list for purchasing green power, making it tops among K-12 districts.
Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels are projected to increase by 3.4% in 2010, according to a new report by DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA).