EERE Network News
March 02, 2011
News and Events
DOE announced that it has finalized a $96.8 million Recovery Act supported loan guarantee to a 23-megawatt geothermal power project in southeastern Oregon, which will use a new technology that could expand geothermal development.
DOE and the Department of the Interior have announced that DOE's Solar Decathlon 2011, a competition and showcase for solar homes designed by 20 collegiate teams, will be held beginning in late September at the National Mall's West Potomac Park.
DOE and Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy initiative, will collaborate to test the performance of specially coated solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. The modules were developed by DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced funding recommendations for 10 new capital transit construction projects under President Obama's fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget request.
The number of solar panels, wind turbines, and methane digesters on U.S. farms and ranches has increased significantly over the past decade, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey.
China and the United States are the most favorable markets for renewable energy today, according to an analysis by Ernst & Young, but the long-term outlook in both countries remains unsure. The analysis blames the financial crisis for continued uncertainty in global renewable energy markets.