EERE Network News
June 27, 2012
News and Events
Energy efficiency and renewable energy projects from Energy Department national laboratories have won 12 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine.
The Energy Department and Environment Canada have released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan II, outlining the next phase of activities the two countries will undertake to jointly advance clean energy technologies, including marine energy and electric vehicles infrastructure technologies.
The Energy Department and the National Park Service have announced that five national parks in California, Colorado, Texas, and Virginia will deploy fuel efficient and alternative fuel vehicles as part of an expanded partnership.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved a 350-megawatt solar energy project on tribal trust land of the Moapa Band (Tribe) of Paiute Indians in Clark County, Nevada.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a final rule that requires transmission providers to offer customers the option of scheduling transmission service at 15-minute intervals instead of one-hour intervals for more efficient integration of variable renewables.
In 2010, the Energy Department established the SunShot Initiative to decrease the total installed price of solar energy by 75% by 2020. There were plenty of naysayers, but now they are changing their tune as the price of solar panels decreases.