EERE Network News
February 23, 2011
News and Events
DOE has announced up to $5 million in funding to support Graduate Automotive Technology Education Centers of Excellence, to educate a future workforce of engineering professionals developing and commercializing advanced automotive technologies.
SoloPower, Inc. is getting a $197 million conditional loan guarantee to support a building retrofit and equipment installation for a thin-film solar panel manufacturing facility in Oregon, DOE has announced.
President Obama has unveiled a $12.2 billion fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget request for the Department of the Interior (DOI) that includes $72.9 million for renewable energy programs, an increase of $13.9 million above the 2010 budget.
Although President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2012 proposed budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture decreased to $23.9 billion, the budget still invests $6.5 billion to support renewable and clean energy.
Honda's natural gas-powered Civic GX has won top honors in the 14th annual environmental ratings from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Hybrids, electric vehicles, and "gas sippers" were also honored.