EERE Network News
November 28, 2012
News and Events
The Energy Department announced a $10 million investment in 10 small business-led projects designed to speed solar energy innovation.
The Energy Department and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently launched a new Web tool that helps fleet managers chose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's largest electric grid operator, set a new Texas state record for wind energy production on November 10 when wind power output reached 8,521 megawatts.
Greenhouse gas emissions could rise to 58 gigatonnes by 2020—far above the level scientists say would help in minimizing global temperature increase, according to a new U.N. report.
The Obama Administration's new national fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles will improve vehicle efficiency and save money at the pump, all while reducing dependence on foreign oil and growing the U.S. economy.
The Energy Department's Transportation Electrification projects under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have helped accelerate the U.S. manufacturing and deployment of plug-in electric vehicles and components.