EERE Network News

June 11, 2014

News and Events

Report: Global Renewable Energy Generation Capacity Jumps to Record Level

Global renewable electricity capacity increased more than 8% in 2013, achieving a new record level, as renewable energy sources met about one-fifth of world energy consumption, according to a United Nations-supported report.

Colorado Takes Steps to Expand Geothermal Development

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a geothermal bond bill, providing $1.98 million in state funding and matching the Energy Department’s investment in geothermal energy exploration at Pagosa Springs.

BOEM Issues First Renewable Energy Lease for Ocean Power Testing

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that it has issued a lease to Florida Atlantic University for marine hydrokinetic technology testing offshore Florida to evaluate the use of turbines powered by ocean currents.

USDA Announces Support for Renewable Biomass Energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $25 million for agriculture producers and energy facilities working to turn renewable biomass materials into clean energy.

Energy Blog

Hunting Hurricanes … and Data to Help Build Better Offshore Wind Turbines

The Energy Department is working with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane research missions to collect data that could lead to improved offshore wind turbine designs.