EERE Network News
February 27, 2013
News and Events
The Energy Department announced that Johnson Controls, Macy's, and Sprint are joining the Better Buildings Challenge, a program to cut energy waste in buildings and create clean energy jobs.
The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative recently announced up to $17 million to support the development of innovative, cost-effective solutions to boost the amount of solar energy that utilities can integrate seamlessly with the national power grid, as well as projects aimed at improving the lifetime and reliability of solar modules and electronics.
The Energy Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that ARPA-E projects have demonstrated major technical successes and shown significant market engagement in the four years.
The Energy Department recognized the East River Electric Power Cooperative of South Dakota and the Golden Valley Electric Association of Alaska as the 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.
The Electric Power Research Institute recently completed a mapping and assessment of hydrokinetic resources in rivers in the continental United States and found that these undeveloped resources could provide 3% of the nation's annual use of electricity.
Wrigley Manufacturing Company used funds from the Energy Department's State Energy Program to expand its commitment to sustainability by collecting solar power to help run a Tennessee plant.