EERE Network News
January 12, 2011
News and Events
DOE has begun accepting applications for a total of up to $74 million to support new research and development of fuel cells.
DOE's Argonne National Laboratory has announced a licensing agreements with LG Chem, Ltd, and General Motors Company for use of Argonne's patented cathode material technology in lithium-ion battery cells.
The 2011 North American International Auto Show, which will be open to the public January 15-23 following industry previews, has already shown a spotlight on hybrid vehicles.
Ford Motor Company has unveiled the Focus Electric, marking the carmaker's first rechargeable passenger car, which is scheduled to launch in late 2011 and to compete with the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf.
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has approved the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada, a concentrating solar power plant that will produce 110 megawatts.
Both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have granted permits for the Cape Wind project, a proposed 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts.
Based in part on a new quarterly record for world oil demand set in the third quarter of 2010, analysts at Wood Mackenzie forecasted in December that 2010 as a whole will set a new record high for world oil demand. Growth in Asia is boosting the global demand for oil, according to the analysts.