EERE Network News

September 11, 2013

News and Events

Energy Department Awards $45 Million for Advanced Transportation

The Energy Department announced more than $45 million in awards for 38 new projects that will accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs, and protect the environment.

DOI Holds Second Competitive Offshore Wind Lease Sale

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) completed the nation’s second competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters, garnering $1.6 million in high bids for more than 112,000 acres offshore of Virginia.

Navy Offers $30 Million for Hawaii Alternative Energy

The U.S. Navy announced that it will invest $30 million in support of Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based program that funds development of new and innovative energy ideas.

USDA Awards $11 Million in Loans for Smart Grid

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for projects in eight states—Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia—to improve rural electric service, including more than $11 million in smart grid project funding .

Energy Blog

Solar Decathlon 2013: Meet the Teams

On October 3, collegiate teams from across the globe will converge at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California, for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013.