EERE Network News
September 28, 2011
News and Events
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 has gotten underway, and results from the first of 10 contests tallied.
DOE has announced the availability of up to $10 million in funding for energy-saving lighting technologies.
DOE has announced its weatherization program has now made more than 500,000 low-income homes more energy efficient. The agency also highlighted reports showing increases in both the solar energy workforce and demand for solar photovoltaics.
DOE has announced $8.4 million in awards for suppliers and manufacturers in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Wisconsin to pursue breakthroughs in efficiencies for engines and powertrains.
DOE has finalized three loan guarantees totaling $625 million in support of an Iowa bio-refinery, a Nevada geothermal power project, and New Hampshire's largest wind farm.
The U.S. Department of Defense has been accelerating clean energy innovations to reduce risk to military personnel, boost energy security, and save money, according to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Twenty years ago, DOE's Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicle Data Center started at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Today it hosts more than 20 electronic tools and attracts millions of users annually.