EERE Network News
December 19, 2012
News and Events
The Energy Department announced seven awards for offshore wind projects in Maine, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia, with each project receiving up to $4 million for the first phase.
The Energy Department has announced up to $12 million in new funding for projects that aim to drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.
The Energy Department announced $20 million in new funding that will help integrate concentrating solar power (CSP) systems with fossil fuel power plants.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced it is publishing a Call for Information and Nominations to gauge the offshore wind industry's interest in acquiring commercial wind leases in three areas off the coast of North Carolina.
Installation of residential photovoltaic (PV) systems recently reached record levels for a quarter with more than 118 megawatts installed, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a total of $675,000 in grants to 45 college teams in its "People, Prosperity and the Planet" annual student design competition.
EERE Network News will go on a two-week holiday hiatus following publication of the December 19 edition. We will resume the regular weekly schedule on January 9, 2013.
Two new reports released by the Energy Department address opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as the United States prepares to enter the global wind market.