EERE Network News
February 12, 2014
News and Events
The Energy Department announced $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects—in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington—to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power even when the sun is not shining.
The Energy Department is offering up to $7 million in funding to advance the design of technologies that will help communities become more adaptive and prepared for power outages caused by severe weather and other events.
The Energy Department announced new efficiency standards for external power supplies. Over the next 30 years, these standards will help cut carbon pollution by nearly 47 million metric tons—equivalent to the annual electricity use of 6.5 million homes—and save families and businesses nearly $4 billion on their energy bills.
Project developer Deepwater Wind and technology firm Alstom announced the signing of major agreements to supply the Block Island Wind Farm with five wind turbines.
The Energy Department welcomed NASCAR and Sprint to the growing list of employers participating in the EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge to help build the nation’s plug- in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.