EERE Network News
August 17, 2011
News and Events
DOE has awarded more than $175 million to accelerate advanced vehicle research over the next three to five years. Forty projects will leverage grantees' funds to total more than $300 million.
General Motors (GM) has announced a production contract with A123 Systems to produce electric vehicle (EV) batteries for GM cars for the global market.
President Obama has announced that DOE, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Navy, will invest $510 million in partnership with the private sector to produce advanced drop-in aviation and marine biofuels during the next three years.
DOE and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have awarded 10 grants totaling $12.2 million to boost research into the growing of biofuel and bioenergy crops.
A new report DOE has released shows the huge potential for U.S.-produced biomass, including a volume of sustainably produced biofuels.
DOE has finalized a $102 million loan guarantee for the 50.6-megawatt Record Hill Wind project near Roxbury, Maine. The project will create 200 construction jobs.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has approved the 550-megawatt Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in California, the largest solar photovoltaic project to date on U.S. public lands.
DOE and the National Science Teachers Association have announced that registration has begun for America's Home Energy Education Challenge, a two-part competition designed to help students learn the science of energy and make wise energy choices.
Two universities have teamed up to evoke the "Arts and Crafts" design style, commonly found in historic Norfolk, Virginia, for their entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011.