EERE Network News

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October 15, 2014

News and Events

Energy Department Announces $13 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

The Energy Department announced up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass.

New Funding to Develop Next Generation HVAC Offered by Energy Department

The Energy Department announced nearly $8 million to support research and development of the next generation of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) technologies.

Green Building Certification System Final Rule Issued by Energy Department

The Energy Department announced the issuance of a final rule that requires verified energy and water performance for new and retrofitted federal buildings that are certified by private sector green building certification systems.

Energy Department Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Participants

The Energy Department recognized the Oregon cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, as well as the state's Portland Public School District, for their leadership in reducing energy use.

Energy Blog

Energy-Department Supported Scientist Receives Nobel Prize for Blue Light LED

Three scientists—two from Japan and one from the United States—received the Nobel Prize in physics for their work on the LED light.