EERE Network News
EERE's newsletter, the EERE Network News, covers national and international energy efficiency and renewable energy news and events, as well as new EERE websites and energy facts.
May 22, 2013
News and Events
Ernest Moniz was sworn in as the new energy secretary after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the six regional winners of its National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.
The Energy Department announced that five tribes will receive technical assistance through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program for renewable energy project development and installation. The five tribes are located in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Wisconsin.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states—Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming, and includes more than $20 million in Smart Grid funding.
During the week of May 20, all 15 EcoCAR 2 teams will be competing in the second-year finals of the competition that challenges students from across North America to develop highly efficient vehicles using technologies.