EERE Network News
November 10, 2010
News and Events
Vice President Joe Biden has launched DOE's Home Energy Score, a pilot program designed to give homeowners reliable information about their homes' energy efficiency.
DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released the 2011 Fuel Economy Guide, providing information about estimated mileage and fuel costs for model year 2011 vehicles.
Voters nationwide have approved more than $1 billion in transportation investment in 2010, with nearly half of that coming during the November 2 elections.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the Genesis Solar Energy Project, a 250-megawatt facility in California that will use parabolic trough solar thermal technology to produce clean energy.
Building code officials from across the nation recently voted to the increase energy savings of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Officials believe the decision represents the largest single-step efficiency increase in the history of the national energy code.
Three online appliance retailers have agreed to pay more than more than $400,000 in penalties assessed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for failure to post required EnergyGuide information. The agency notified two other firms it is seeking $640,000 in fines.
Current government commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase the use of renewable energy, and eliminate fossil-fuel subsidies will not be enough to avoid significant increases in global temperatures, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).