EERE Network News

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April 22, 2015

News and Events

Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants

The Energy Department announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species.

Energy Department Recognizes Two Texas Partners for Advancing Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department recently recognized San Antonio area partners and the City of Fort Worth for their leadership in advancing energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge.

Report: U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increase in the Past Two Years

For the second year in a row, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States have increased, according to the Energy Information Agency (EIA).

DOT Announces $500 Million in Seventh Round of TIGER Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under a seventh round of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program.

Energy Blog

FGC Plasma Solutions Wins 2015 Regional Clean Energy Challenge

FGC Plasma Solutions from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio won the top student prize at the Clean Energy Trust Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago, the first regional contest for the Energy Department’s National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.