EERE Network News
January 19, 2011
News and Events
New investment in global clean energy reached a record $243 billion in 2010, driven by clean energy spending in China and by expansion of offshore wind and installations of rooftop photovoltaics in Europe, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
The National Council of the Housing Industry and Builder Magazine have revealed the 2011 edition of "The New American Home," which aims to use 42% less energy than a similar house built to the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that it is advancing $182.4 million in "new starts" funding for seven transit projects already under construction in New York, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Northern Virginia.
From the sunny climes of Pasadena and Atlanta to the chill of Chicago winters, fuel-cell buses will be getting a real-time test because of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) National Fuel Cell Bus Program.
The world's first electric vehicle circuit race series, the EV Cup, will launch in summer 2011, with seven races, including one planned for the United States.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agree that 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record. In fact, all of the warmest years are recent, including 1998, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2009.