EERE Network News
August 15, 2012
News and Events
The Energy Department awarded $8 million for seven new projects to accelerate the development and deployment of stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of American-made cars and trucks.
The U.S. Army has issued a Request for Proposal to procure seven billion dollars' worth of renewable and alternative energy through power purchase agreements during the next 30 years.
The Energy Department released a new report highlighting strong growth in the U.S. wind energy market in 2011, with roughly 6,800 megawatts of new wind power capacity added.
The Obama Administration announced that seven significant solar and wind energy projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming will be expedited, providing nearly 5,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1.5 million homes.
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced it will begin reviewing a proposal to build the nation's first floating wind farm in deep water off Maine's coast.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has signed an agreement with South Africa to assist in financing up to $2 billion worth of U.S. exports, with an emphasis on clean energy development.
Using supercomputers, energy technology company engineers are developing virtual prototypes to test with help from U.S. national laboratories.