EERE Network News
June 01, 2011
News and Events
President Obama has issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to implement fuel-efficient and innovative fleet management practices. In conjunction with the President's announcement, the General Services Administration announced its initial purchase of more than 100 electric vehicles.
DOE and the U.S. Department of Education have joined with the National Science Teachers Association to launch a new education initiative that will challenge students to monitor home energy and compete for prizes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have unveiled the new fuel economy labels. Starting with model year 2013, the fuel economy labels will be required on all new passenger cars and trucks.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA- E) and Stanford University researchers have partnered in a behavioral study about how people use energy. The long-term goal is a 20% cut in energy consumption.
California's San Mateo County has used nearly $110,000 from DOE's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program to get the word out about financial incentives and rebates for home energy upgrade.
New Zealand's team in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, comprised of students and faculty from Victoria University of Wellington, is looking to revamp the iconic symbol of New Zealand's beach holiday lifestyle, the modest coastal "Kiwi bach."