EERE Network News
April 06, 2011
News and Events
Citing high fuel costs and the uncertainty of future energy resources, President Barack Obama outlined his energy security plan by calling for a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures designed to reduce U.S. oil imports up to one-third by 2025.
President Obama has announced a new National Clean Fleets Partnership designed to help large companies reduce diesel and gasoline use in their fleets. The effort is part of the Clean Cities initiative under the DOE Vehicle Technologies Program.
DOE has selected three awardees for the Sunshot Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships, a $112.5 million effort to boost U.S. competitiveness in the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry and lower the cost of solar power.
Ahead of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, we are profiling each of the 20 teams participating in the competition. For our second profile, we spoke with Appalachian State University's faculty advisors Jamie Russell and Chad Everhart about The Solar Homestead, their team's entry into the competition.
Principle Power, Inc. is using $1.4 million in funding from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop an innovative technology with the potential to generate electricity from the wind and waves.
Gwinnett County, Georgia, is taking some of the grossest stuff on Earth and turning it into some of the greenest stuff on Earth. The county's unique "Gas to Energy" system will turn gases from digesting biosolids, fats, oils, greases, and other high-strength industrial wastes into energy.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has released the results of a report that shows it could generate up to one million megawatt hours of electricity annually and create jobs by adding hydropower capacity at 70 of its existing facilities.