EERE Network News
January 04, 2012
News and Events
The public can vote for promising technologies as part of DOE's "America's Next Top Energy Innovator" challenge, which includes 36 start-ups that have licensed DOE national laboratory-developed innovations.
DOE researchers have reported a breakthrough in engineering systems of RNA molecules that could lead to important advances, including the development of cheaper biofuels.
DOE has awarded nearly $7 million for research and development aimed at reducing the costs of electric vehicle (EV) chargers by 50%. Companies in California, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania will work to improve charger designs.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved two utility-scale renewable energy projects, including a wind project on public lands, and has announced the next step toward a new offshore wind transmission line.
A new report offers first-hand perspectives on how variable renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power affect grid operations.
Washington State, operator of the third largest ferry system in the world, has completed a pilot program in which it found that biodiesel fuel use will prevent more than 65 million pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted annually.