EERE Network News
September 01, 2010
News and Events
Vice President Biden has announced that 200,000 low-income homes have been weatherized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saving families money, conserving energy, and helping put thousands to work.
DOE has announced that two million smart meters have been installed in the United States with support from Recovery Act funding.
The U.S. State Department has provided the Peace Corps with $1 million to tackle energy and climate issues by incorporating renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies in Central and South America.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are proposing new fuel economy labels for new vehicles and are seeking public comment on the overhauled vehicle stickers.
The California Energy Commission has approved construction of the Beacon Solar Energy Project, the first solar thermal project in the state to win approval in 20 years. It was part of the state's 2,800 megawatts of solar approved in August.
A battery-powered electric vehicle (EV) built by Ohio State University engineering students has claimed a world speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
The United States used more wind power and less fossil fuel in 2009 than 2008, according to a new report from DOE's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.