EERE Network News

February 12, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Awards New ARPA-E Solar Projects

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.

Energy Department Offers Funding to Improve the Electric Grid

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.

New Energy Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies

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.

Major Turbine Agreements Signed for Block Island Wind Farm

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.

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EV Everywhere: NASCAR and Sprint Race Forward with Workplace Charging

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.