EERE Network News
February 02, 2011
News and Events
Declaring that current challenges present this generation's "Sputnik moment," President Obama has called for high-profile energy goals—including a target of producing 80% of U.S. electricity from clean energy sources by 2035—during his 2011 State of the Union address.
Vice President Biden has outlined a series of new initiatives to support advanced technology vehicles and the President's goal of putting one million advanced technology vehicles on the road by 2015.
Electric vehicles continue to expand their markets to meet consumer demand, and one model became the first EV to win industry honors in Europe.
The 2011 Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. is spotlighting new technology with its "Advanced Technology SuperHighway" exhibit. The Ford Focus Electric vehicle earned top green honors at the show.
According to the new BP Energy Outlook, global energy use will increase by nearly 40% by 2030, driven mainly by increased energy use in developing countries. But use of renewable energy will grow at a faster rate of 8.2% per year, thereby tripling its share of the world's energy supply.