EERE Network News
April 27, 2011
News and Events
DOE has announced that $130 million will be available from its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy in a fourth round of funding to support research of rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics.
DOE and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have selected lenders to participate in a pilot program to help homeowners pay for home energy efficiency improvements.
The Biomass Research and Development Initiative has been jointly funded with $30 million from DOE and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create a group of economically and environmentally sustainable renewable biomass sources for biofuels.
Residents of St. Peters, Missouri, are seeing improvements in their community thanks to a $512,800 DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant.
DOE's Ames Laboratory in Iowa is at the center of research to make magnets that require rare earth elements more affordable, because they are used in green energy technologies ranging from wind turbines to electric vehicles.
The American Institute of Architects named the new Research Support Facility at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory one of its Top Ten Green Projects for excellence in sustainable design and reduced energy consumption.
Middlebury Students Practice 'Self-Reliance' with U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 House
Middlebury College seems like a naturally suited location for a U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 team. It comes as no surprise that two years ago, architectural studies major Addison Godine and three other students created a proposal for the Solar Decathlon competition.