EERE Network News
September 22, 2010
News and Events
DOE has selected 33 small businesses to receive $57 million to develop manufacturing processes for the production of their new clean energy technologies. DOE will also support five regional efforts to accelerate the commercialization of university-developed clean energy technologies.
DOE will award $20 million to seven projects to develop and demonstrate new geothermal power technologies, including improved methods of producing power from low-temperature geothermal resources, geothermal fluids produced by oil and gas wells, and highly pressurized geothermal fluids.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering grants of up to $50,000 to support feasibility studies of renewable energy installations for agricultural production facilities and rural small businesses. The USDA is also helping to fund one biorefinery's shift from coal to wood power.
The Progressive Automotive X Prize has proven it's possible to build a practical vehicle that seats four and achieves the energy equivalent of 102.5 miles per gallon of gasoline (MPGe). And if you're willing to settle for only two seats, you can boost your fuel economy to more than 200 MPGe.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has lauded 18 state-led energy efficiency programs in 14 states for their excellence. The top five award-winning programs were created in Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, and New York, with the Empire State earning awards for two of its programs.
Countries investing in clean energy and other environmentally beneficial actions can also make substantial progress on achieving internationally agreed-upon poverty reduction goals, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).