EERE Network News
July 05, 2012
News and Events
The Energy Department has awarded $102 million in funding to 104 small businesses nationwide to help develop technologies in areas ranging from wind turbine towers to more energy-efficient data centers.
The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states.
The Energy Department is part of a $30 million funding initiative for commercial scale drop-in biofuels, as well as another $32 million of its new investments for earlier-stage research in the biofuels industry.
The Obama Administration announced that 36 new members have joined the Better Buildings Challenge.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced on July 2 that two major wind energy initiatives have completed important environmental reviews in three states—in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Wyoming—clearing the way for public comment and final review.
With a $28.4 million federal investment in the communities of Silver Peak, Nevada, and Kings Mountain, North Carolina, the Energy Department hopes to bring lithium production leadership back to the United States.