EERE Network News

August 06, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Announces $11 Million for Carbon Fiber from Biomass

The Energy Department announced up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost- competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from non- food-based feedstocks.

EIA: Other Renewables Surpassing Hydropower Generation

Last April marked the eighth consecutive month that total monthly U.S. non-hydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Army Adds Small Businesses to $7 Billion Renewable Energy Contract

The Army awarded the final round of solar technology contracts that will support a $7 billion renewable and alternative energy power production contract for Department of Defense installations.

Tesla to Build Battery Factory to Advance the EV, Storage Markets

Tesla Motors signed an agreement with Panasonic to build a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the United States.

Energy Blog

How Construction Workers are Helping to Build the Clean Energy Economy

Energy efficiency is often overlooked when talking about America’s clean energy future, but it’s one of the best ways to reduce energy waste and lower our carbon footprint.