EERE Network News
July 06, 2011
News and Events
DOE has formed three new manufacturing job training partnerships that will draw on its interactive online tool to provide students with engaging science and technological materials.
DOE has offered First Solar nearly $4.5 billion in loan guarantees for three California solar power plants that will use thin-film solar panels made of cadmium telluride.
Private sector partners and local governments have committed more than $500 million to improving energy efficiency in 300 million square feet of building floor space as part of DOE's Better Buildings Challenge.
DOE has announced that six new corporate partners have joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership and that the companies will work with DOE to significantly reduce gasoline and diesel use in their vehicles.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the 2012 percentage standards for four biofuel categories. Based on market availability, it is setting a lower target for cellulosic biofuels than the one adopted in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.
Volvo Trucks' New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia, is the company's largest truck manufacturing facility in the world, and the plant's senior management has embraced energy efficiency as a critical part of its business strategy.
One team in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 is already preparing for life after the Decathlon, as the houses they build will become residences in Washington, D.C.