EERE Network News
July 20, 2011
News and Events
DOE has announced a conditional loan commitment of $730 million to support the modernization of a Michigan factory, which will manufacture high-strength steel to improve the fuel efficiency of vehicles.
DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently awarded three industry teams a total of $7 million to develop computer-aided software design tools for producing electric-drive vehicle batteries.
Energy Star, a joint program of DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is recognizing the most energy-efficient products in four categories: clothes washers, heating and cooling equipment, televisions, and refrigerator-freezers.
Refrigerators today use about 25% of the energy they required in 1975 in part because of energy conservation standards promoted by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Building Technologies Program.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved four renewable energy projects in California and Oregon that will provide 550 megawatts of electricity. In addition, DOE will help the Interior Department prepare a document to clarify solar development in the West.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment of the impact of wind energy leases off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia.
Team Massachusetts is bringing a fourth dimension to its entry in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. Their house is adaptable to various changes in residents' use.