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.

October 22, 2014

News and Events

Secretary Moniz Dedicates Innovative Commercial-Scale Cellulosic Biofuel Plant

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz delivered remarks at the opening of Abengoa’s second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Innovative Lighting

The Energy Department announced $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting technologies across the country.

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development

The Energy Department announced approximately $5 million for 13 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills, protect the environment, and increase energy security.

Energy Department Offers $14 Million for Cellulosic Bioenergy Landscape Design

The Energy Department announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches to enhance the sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy by improving feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development.

Solar Energy Prices See Double-digit Declines in 2013

Distributed solar photovoltaic system prices dropped by 12% to 19% nationwide in 2013, according to a joint report from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Energy Blog

Racing with Relevance: Green Racing Redefines Sustainable Motorsports

Green Racing is helping to bring new levels of "clean, fast, and efficient" to motorsports competition and consumer vehicles through the announcement of this season’s Green Challenge Award and its new green racing protocols.