EERE Network News
October 20, 2010
News and Events
DOE has offered a conditional commitment for a $350 million loan guarantee for a transmission line in Nevada that will improve grid reliability and create more than 400 jobs.
Google Inc. and others have announced backing for a major offshore wind energy transmission project designed to increase the reliability of the Mid-Atlantic's grid and encourage offshore wind growth.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has waived a limitation on fuel sales to allow the sale of fuel containing up to 15% ethanol, known as E15, for model year 2007 and newer cars. EPA is proposing a new pump label for E15 to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the first large-scale solar project on U.S. public lands in Nevada. The 50-megawatt Silver State project will be built 40 miles from Las Vegas.
The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, showing California and Massachusetts lead all states while overall efficiency budgets have nearly doubled since 2007.
Eleven U.S. mayors will share their urban sustainability practices with European peers at the European Green Capital Conference on October 20-22 in Stockholm, Sweden.
U.S. households that heat their homes with natural gas will see an average increase in home heating costs of about 4% this winter, while those using heating oil will experience a larger increase, according to the latest projections from DOE's Energy Information Administration (EIA).