This is an excerpt from EERE Network News, a weekly electronic newsletter.

July 01, 2002

EERE Launches Redesigned Web Site to Match New Organization

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) launched its redesigned Web site on July 1st as the reorganization of the office became official. On Friday, June 28th, the U.S. Congress gave its final concurrence for the new organization, allowing EERE to proceed with its new program structure. The new organization is a streamlined, flatter structure that places more emphasis on the office's 11 programs, while allowing each program to focus on its technology development or deployment goals.

The new EERE Web site highlights the 11 new programs by placing them front and center on the home page. The portal aspect of the Web site — providing a directory of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and topics — runs along the left-hand column of the home page. Regularly updated news items, drawn from DOE press releases and the site's newsletter (the EREN Network News), are posted along the right-hand column.

Along with the 11 new program Web pages, the new EERE Web site includes a redesign of each of the portal pages to match the new Web site's enhanced look and feel. See the new EERE home page.

To learn more about EERE, see the new "Office of EERE" page, particularly the new organization page, on the EERE Web site.