EERE Network News

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October 29, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Announces $53 Million to Cut Solar Power Costs

The Energy Department announced more than $53 million for 40 innovative research and development projects that aim to drive down the cost of solar energy.

Energy Department Offers $9 Million for Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department announced $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tested and deployed in offices, shops, restaurants, hospitals, hotels, and other types of commercial buildings.

ACEEE Study: Massachusetts Tops California as Most Energy-Efficient State

Massachusetts continues to edge out California as the most energy-efficient state in the nation for the fourth year in a row, according to the findings of the 8th edition of the State Energy Efficiency Scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

USDA Invests $110 Million in Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Improvements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $1.4 billion in USDA loan guarantees—including $110 million for smart grid and renewable energy technology improvements—to improve the delivery of electric power to rural communities.

Energy Blog

Energy Department Making Hydropower More Eco-Friendly

The Energy Department's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been working diligently on a diverse set of tools to better understand and mitigate the impacts of hydropower development on its surrounding environment.