EERE Network News

April 30, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Debuts its Challenge Home Student Design Competition

Twenty-eight teams participated in the augural Energy Department's Challenge Home Student Design Competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory from April 26 to 28.

EcoCAR 3 Competition Launches for University Teams

The Energy Department and General Motors Co. announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 3 competition, during which students will work to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of Chevrolet Camaros .

Energy Department Announces $10 million for Hawaii Wave Energy Demonstration

The Energy Department announced $10 million in funding to support test prototypes designed to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves.

National $5 Million Prize Offered for Community Energy Efficiency

Georgetown University announced its new $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize and already has 51 U.S. communities—from Alaska to Utah—signed up to compete in the Energy Department-supported event.

Energy Department Recognizes Oregon Institute of Technology for Renewable Energy Use

The Energy Department recognized the Oregon Institute of Technology for boosting its use of clean energy at the first U.S. campus to be heated by geothermal energy.

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Louisiana Company Switches to CNG, Helps Transform Local Fuel Supplies

A Shreveport, Louisiana, company is switching to compressed natural gas, a locally-produced, cleaner source of fuel and helping other distribution fleets do the same.