EERE Network News
June 11, 2014
News and Events
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 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.
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.
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.
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.