EERE Network News
October 27, 2010
News and Events
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have proposed the first CO2 emission and fuel efficiency standards for trucks and buses, beginning with model year 2014.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a series of measures to promote production of advanced biofuels from renewable sources. Also, USDA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will develop aviation fuel from forest and crop residues.
DOE, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, and National Oceanic and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration have announced nearly $5 million for joint environmental research into ocean renewable energy.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the largest solar energy project ever to be built on U.S. public lands, an 8,000 acre concentrating solar power project that will be the world's largest such facility.
Wind power could meet 12% of the globe's power demand by 2020, and up to 22% the next decade, according to a new report that has been released by the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace International.
DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) recognized a variety of organizations and one individual for promoting green power, or power generated from renewable energy sources.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is offering a brief survey about the EERE Web site.
In its latest long-term assessment of U.S. and Canadian power grids, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) anticipates the addition of 180,000 megawatts of wind and solar power by 2019, while energy efficiency and demand response will reduce peak demand by 50,000 megawatts.