EERE Network News
November 17, 2010
News and Events
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the second large-scale solar energy project on U.S. public lands in Nevada, a 500-megawatt concentrating solar power facility.
The first public electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Washington, D.C., was unveiled by ChargePoint America, with construction supported in part by a $15 million DOE Recovery Act grant.
The Electrification Coalition, a year-old nonprofit group of business leaders, has released an analysis of the business case for U.S. fleets to adopt electric-drive technology. As many as 200,000 of the vehicles could be on the road by 2015.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing more than $30 million in loans and grants to 516 recipients for rural renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
DOE has launched its Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee to provide advice on issues under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
The finance ministers and central bank governors of the world's 20 largest industrialized and developing economies, known as the G-20, aim to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, and steps are already being taken by China, India, Mexico, and Russia.