EERE Network News
August 03, 2011
News and Events
DOE has announced it is considering a new site for the biennial U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013. The global energy efficiency competition has been held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. since it began in 2002.
President Obama has announced that 13 major automakers have agreed with a proposal to increase fuel economy for cars and light trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by model year 2025.
DOE has announced it will invest $50 million over two years to launch the SUNPATH Program to boost U.S. competitiveness in solar energy manufacturing.
DOE has released results of a survey showing that participants in an in-home display pilot program for smart meters are using getting positive results from the energy efficiency technology.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the creation of four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program areas for the production of non-food crops used in liquid biofuels.
DOE has awarded a $10 million grant to fund a pilot project seeking to harvest tidal energy under Washington state's Puget Sound.
A solar start-up that developed technology with DOE support has announced plans to build a high-tech manufacturing facility in North Carolina.