EERE Network News
August 31, 2011
News and Events
DOE has finalized an $852 million partial loan guarantee for a 250-megawatt parabolic trough concentrating solar power facility in California.
DOE has announced new efficiency standards for home refrigerators that will improve the appliances' energy performance 25% by 2014.
Vice President Biden has announced that five of DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) awardees have attracted another $100 million in private investments.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a $75 million loan guarantee to support a waste-to-energy bioprocessing plant in Florida that will make cellulosic ethanol from citrus waste.
A 250-megawatt transmission line in California that links a solar project to the energy grid has been approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Kennebec Valley Community College in Maine has recently opened its solar technology lab and is training solar energy trainers as part of the DOE-sponsored Solar Instructor Training Network.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has entered its innovative "Living Light" home in the upcoming U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. The home blends tradition with high tech.