EERE Network News
September 15, 2010
News and Events
DOE is awarding more than $37 million to 27 projects that will investigate marine and hydrokinetic technologies, which generate renewable electricity from oceans, rivers, and streams. The projects range from concept studies to in-water device testing.
DOE has selected seven biomass research and development projects to receive up to $16.5 million in awards over three years. Four projects will use the thermochemical conversion of biomass to make biofuels, while three will investigate sustainable methods for producing energy crops.
DOE has selected five wind energy projects to receive more than $5.2 million over two years. Two projects are focused on short-term wind forecasting, while three will aim to develop wind turbines ranging from 200 to 500 kilowatts in generating capacity.
DOE has announced competitive awards totaling nearly $30 million so that 12 states and territories can implement energy efficiency projects. The awards will go to Alabama, Alaska, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.
DOE has selected six new projects to receive Recovery Act funding as part of its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. The projects aim to develop innovative advances in dehumidifiers, permanent magnets, wind turbines, solar tracking, solar thermal energy storage, and carbon capture.
DOE is proposing penalties against 27 companies selling products in the United States without certifying that those products comply with energy efficiency or water conservation standards. Unless companies address these claims within 30 days, DOE will file actions to demand payment of the penalties.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) has released a new report, "Renewable Energy in America," which summarizes the status of renewable energy implementation in each U.S. state. The online, interactive report will be updated quarterly.