EERE Network News

January 29, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Offers $50 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Autos

The Energy Department announced nearly $50 million to accelerate research and development of new vehicle technologies that give drivers and businesses more transportation options and protect the environment in communities nationwide.

Report: U.S. Solar Jobs Grew 20% Since Last Year

The Solar Foundation released its National Solar Jobs Census 2013, which found that the U.S. solar industry added nearly 24,000 workers in 2013, a 20% increase over 2012.

NREL: Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve Grid Reliability

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system.

DOT Offers nearly $25 Million for More Zero-Emission Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced the availability of $24.9 million through its new Low- or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Program that will put a new generation of advanced, non-polluting transit buses on the road in communities nationwide.

Energy Blog

Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

To help the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs continue to advance the wind industry, the Energy Department established the first ever DOE Collegiate Wind Competition. The competition will be held May 5–7