EERE Network News
February 06, 2013
News and Events
Thirteen major U.S. employers and eight stakeholder groups have joined the Energy Department's new Workplace Charging Challenge to help expand access to workplace charging stations across the country.
The Energy Department is investing about $9 million in seven data-driven projects that aim to unearth new opportunities for reducing solar energy costs and accelerating solar energy deployment in the United States.
The U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2012, becoming the number one source for new U.S. electric capacity by installing a record 13,124 megawatts last year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
The Energy Department announced about $6 million in available funding for projects that will develop and demonstrate supply chain technologies to affordably deliver commercial-scale lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks such as woody plant tissue to biorefineries.
The Energy Department announced the second round of the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program, as well as the opportunity for tribes to help establish a new START Utility Program for ownership of local energy assets.
Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department Employees Announces His Decision Not to Serve a Second Term
In a letter to Energy Department employees on February 1, Energy Secretary Steven Chu highlighted the tremendous progress of the last four years and announced his decision to not serve a second term as Secretary.