EERE Network News
October 06, 2010
News and Events
The Obama Administration has announced that it will install solar panels and a solar water heater on the roof of the White House as part of a DOE demonstration project.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the first large-scale solar power plants to be built on U.S. public lands. The two California projects, which could produce 754 megawatts of power, are among a number of solar projects recently approved by the state.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have announced the next steps toward stricter fuel economy standards for passenger cars and trucks. The agencies intend to conduct a joint rulemaking for model years 2017 through 2025.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) joined the United States and seven other countries on October 1 to launch the Electric Vehicles Initiative at the Paris Motor Show. The venue was appropriate, as the event features a wide variety of electrified vehicles.
Solar power, geothermal energy, building efficiency, green power, and green roofs are among the topics explored in national conferences through the end of this year.
New regulations and policies are aligning with lagging economic activity to create significant uncertainty about the future of many of the coal-fired power plants in the United States, according to a new analysis by Wood Mackenzie.