EERE Network News
May 18, 2011
News and Events
DOE has announced its $25 million commitment to support the U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center, which will focus on building energy efficiency, second-generation biofuels, and solar energy.
An Austin, Texas, utility once again led the annual rankings of green power programs conducted by DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. And, the Big Ten conference took top honors in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's annual college Green Power Challenge.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given 79 commercial building design projects the Designed to Earn the Energy Star certification in the past year. In total, the projects are estimated to save more than $7 million in annual energy costs.
In two years, DOE's Loan Programs Office has issued loans, loan guarantees, and conditional commitments for loan guarantees to 28 clean energy projects.
When Elyria, Ohio, was awarded $535,500 as part of the DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, city officials decided to take that money back to the people by encouraging homeowners to make energy improvements.
The SCI-Arc/Caltech team in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 has a truly "out of the box" approach to the design of the home. The team wrapped its polygonal home in a skin that acts as what the team refers to as "outsulation."
Almost 80% of the global energy supply could be met by renewables by 2050 if backed by the correct public policies, according to a new United Nations report. The top scenarios could cut greenhouse gases by one-third from business-as-usual projections.