EERE Network News

February 26, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Offers $10 Million to Speed Enhanced Geothermal Systems

The Energy Department announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critical underground reservoir properties as they change over time.

Army Awards 20 Additional Contracts for Renewable Energy Technologies

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded another 20 contracts to companies for biomass energy, solar energy, and wind energy technologies.

DOI Announces Two Solar Projects Approved in California, Nevada

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the approval of two solar energy projects located near the Nevada-California border that are expected to supply 550 megawatts of renewable energy.

Report: Efficiency, Alternative Fuels to Impact Market Through 2040

Fuel efficiency improvements and increased use of alternative fuels, will shrink gasoline's share of the fuel market 14% by 2040, according to a new report based on analysis of the U.S. Energy Information Administration in its Annual Energy Outlook 2014.

Energy Blog

SuperTruck Making Leaps in Fuel Efficiency

The recent SuperTruck demonstration at the Energy Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., showed off a new Class 8 tractor-trailer that achieves a 20% increase in engine efficiency and a 70% increase in freight efficiency, reaching over 10 miles per gallon under real world conditions.