EERE Network News
November 03, 2010
News and Events
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has selected 54 high-speed rail projects in 23 states that will share $2.4 billion to continue developing the first nationwide high-speed rail program.
The U.S. Army has issued two new policy memorandums to improve its building efficiency and require more light bulbs that are energy efficient as part of an effort to increase sustainability.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is moving toward requiring LEED Gold certification for all new federal buildings, as well as major renovations.
The California Energy Commission has approved the seventh solar power plant it has licensed in the past two months, a 663-megawatt solar dish project in San Bernardino County.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said that its amended Appliance Labeling Rule requires that televisions manufactured after May 10, 2011 must display EnergyGuide labels to help consumer make better choices.
DOE is partnering with an industrial alliance to build the first commercial-scale coal-fired power plant with carbon capture and storage, called FutureGen 2.0. The alliance's call for a carbon dioxide storage site hints how this technology might function on a commercial scale.