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.

December 17, 2014

News and Events

NREL Compares State Solar Policies to Determine Market Success

Analysts at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have used statistical analyses and detailed case studies to better understand why solar market policies in certain states are more successful than in other states.

Air Force Tests First All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Defense Department's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.

NASA and USGS Offer Climate Data App Challenge

NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) kicked off a challenge that offers more than $35,000 in prizes to citizens for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States as it copes with climate change.

EPA Offers New ENERGY STAR Tool for Homeowners

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its online ENERGY STAR Home Advisor tool designed to help homeowners save money and energy by improving the energy efficiency of their homes through home- improvement projects.

Site News

EERE Network News on Holiday Hiatus

EERE Network News will be on its annual holiday hiatus next week. There won't be any editions published on December 24 and December 31.

Energy Blog

Mapping the Frontier of New Wind Power Potential

The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, together with the Energy Department’s Wind Program and AWS Truepower, has released maps that illustrate the potential for wind energy development using new wind turbine technologies.