EERE Network News

July 16, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Awards $6 Million to Advance Cost-Competitive Biofuels

The Energy Department awarded $6 million for two projects to develop next-generation biofuels that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels from biomass.

Energy Department Invests $14 Million in Building Technologies

The Energy Department announced up to $14 million in funding for 15 research and development projects to support technologies that will contribute to advancing early-stage, breakthrough energy-efficient solutions for buildings and homes.

31 Energy Department Projects Win R&D 100 Awards for 2014

Energy Department researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

80,000 Acres Offshore Maryland to be Auctioned for Wind Energy Development

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced that nearly 80,000 acres off the Maryland coast will be offered for commercial wind energy development in an August 19 competitive lease sale.

New Furnace Fan Energy Eficiency Standard Put in Place

The Energy Department announced a new energy efficiency standard for furnace fans, cutting carbon pollution and saving U.S. families and businesses money by saving energy.

Report: Renewable Electricity Generation Capacity in Americas to Soar

Renewable energy's share of electricity generation capacity in the Americas is estimated to quadruple—growing from 7% in 2012 to 28% in 2030—according to a report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Energy Blog

I-75 Project Brings Biofuels to One of the Nation’s Longest Highways

With the launch of the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor, drivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida can fill up their vehicles at stations in the world’s longest biofuels corridor.